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Collection Number: 03670-z

Collection Title: Richard James Hooker Papers, 1803-1868.

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This collection was rehoused and a summary created with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities; this finding aid was created with support from NC ECHO.

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Size 43 items
Abstract Richard James Hooker (born 1912) of Chicago, Ill., was a professor and collector of historical documents. The collection includes unrelated family letters from all southern states, concerning real estate, health, weather, social activities, politics, travel, and business. There are no Civil War papers. Ten items relate to Maryland, including three about life at the United States Naval Academy, 1854-1855. There is also a letter each commenting on life in Tuscaloosa, Ala., 1826; a journey from Middlebury, Vt., to Natchez, Miss., 1827; watch repair work in Halifax, N.C., 1835; a Presbyterian congregation in Fayetteville, N.C., 1841; cotton trade in New Orleans, 1843; the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal, 1843; the Billups family of Lagrange, Ala., 1844; a trip from Rhode Island to North Carolina, 1846; land claims in Galveston, Tex., 1847; lawlessness in Kentucky, 1847; the career of William Harrison Bissell (1811-1860), United States representative from Illinois, 1855; and the Reconstruction convention in Georgia, 1868.
Creator Hooker, Richard James, 1913-, collector.
Language English
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Restrictions to Access
No restrictions. Open for research.
Restrictions to Use
No usage restrictions.
Copyright Notice
Copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.
Preferred Citation
[Identification of item], in the Richard James Hooker Papers, #3670-z, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Purchased 1964.
Additional Descriptive Resources
A copy of the original finding aid for this collection is filed in folder 1.
Sensitive Materials Statement
Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations, the North Carolina Public Records Act (N.C.G.S. § 132 1 et seq.), and Article 7 of the North Carolina State Personnel Act (Privacy of State Employee Personnel Records, N.C.G.S. § 126-22 et seq.). Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g., a cause of action under common law for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill assumes no responsibility.
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Richard James Hooker (born 1912) of Chicago, Ill., was a professor and collector of historical documents.

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The collection includes unrelated family letters from all southern states, concerning real estate, health, weather, social activities, politics, travel, and business. There are no Civil War papers. Ten items relate to Maryland, including three about life at the United States Naval Academy, 1854-1855. There is also a letter each commenting on life in Tuscaloosa, Ala., 1826; a journey from Middlebury, Vt., to Natchez, Miss., 1827; watch repair work in Halifax, N.C., 1835; a Presbyterian congregation in Fayetteville, N.C., 1841; cotton trade in New Orleans, 1843; the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal, 1843; the Billups family of Lagrange, Ala., 1844; a trip from Rhode Island to North Carolina, 1846; land claims in Galveston, Tex., 1847; lawlessness in Kentucky, 1847; the career of William Harrison Bissell (1811-1860), United States representative from Illinois, 1855; and the Reconstruction convention in Georgia, 1868.

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Processing Information

Processed by: SHC Staff

Encoded by: Noah Huffman, December 2007

Updated by: Kate Stratton and Jodi Berkowitz, July 2009

This collection was rehoused and a summary created with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities.

This finding aid was created with support from NC ECHO.

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