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Collection Number: 00351-z

Collection Title: George Hooper Papers, 1782-1788.

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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 47 items
Abstract George Hooper was a Loyalist exile and merchant of Charleston, S.C. The collection includes letters of Archibald Maclaine (1728-1790), lawyer and legislator of Wilmington, N.C., to his son-in-law, George Hooper, about family, political, and business affairs and the problems of Loyalists.
Creator Hooper, George, 1747-1821.
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 George Hooper Papers, #351-z, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Received from the North Carolina Historical Society prior to 1940.
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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Archibald Maclaine Memorandum Book (#2313-z).

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George Hooper (1747-1821) and his brother Thomas Hooper merchants and Loyalists of Wilmington, N.C., exiled to Charleston, S.C., when the British army withdrew from Wilmington. Their brother William Hooper was a Revolutionary leader of North Carolina and signer of the Declaration of Independence. George Hooper married Catherine Maclaine, daugther of Archibald Maclaine (1728-1790), lawyer and legislator of Wilmington, N.C., and Elizabeth Rowan Maclaine.

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The collection is chiefly letters of Archibald Maclaine to his son-in-law, George Hooper, about family, political, and business affairs and the problems of Loyalists. The letters include news of Wilmington and North Carolina, comments on local persons, requests for shipment of supplies from Charleston, S.C., and discussion of economic problems. Letters also mention John Burgwin, Timothy Bloodworth, Thomas Burke, Alexander Martin, Samuel Johnston, William Hooper, Griffith Rutherford, James Walker, and others. There is also one letter, 1782, to William Hooper of Hillsborough, N.C., by John Huske on behalf of the mercantile firm of MacLain and Huske; and a letter, 1788, from Archibald Maclaine to Edward Jones about political affairs.

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Contents list

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Oversize papers (OPF-351/1).

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Processing Information

Processed by: SHC Staff

Encoded by: Noah Huffman, December 2007

Updated by: Kate Stratton and Jodi Berkowitz, January 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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