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Collection Number: 05155

Collection Title: Hooper Family Papers, 1829-1941

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Size About 2500 items (3.5 linear feet)
Abstract The Hooper family of Alabama included Caroline Alice Hooper, Charles Mallett Hooper, John DeBerniere Hooper, and their cousin Fanny DeBerniere Hooper Whitaker of North Carolina. The collection contains correspondence, genealogical research materials, biographical materials, pictures, and other papers relating to various members of the Hooper family. Correspondence between various members of the Hooper family documenting family happenings, financial affairs, and business transactions dates from 1829 through 1941, with the bulk dating from the 1890s through 1941. Numerous letters are addressed to John DeBerniere Hooper and Caroline Alice Hooper from family and acquaintances, including members of the Hooper, Waddell, Hough, and Collier families. Also included is correspondence between Charles Mallett Hooper and his cousin Fannie DeBerniere Hooper Whitaker concerning his service in the 5th Alabama Infantry Regiment during the Civil War. Genealogical and biographical materials concern the Hooper, Mallett, Waddell, DeBerniere, Maclaine, and Nash families. Pictures include individual and group portraits of family members.
Creator Hooper family.
Language English.
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Restrictions to Access
No restrictions. Open for research.
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 Hooper Family Papers #5155, Southern Historical Collection, Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Provenance
Received from Pamela Webber of Plano, Tex., in August 2003 (Acc. 99608).
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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George DeBerniere Hooper (1809-1892) and his wife Caroline Eliza Mallett Hooper (1814-1875) were originally from North Carolina. They moved to Alabama and eventually settled in Opelika, where George Hooper practiced law. George DeBerniere Hooper was the son of Archibald Maclaine Hooper (1775-1853) and Charlotte DeBerniere Hooper of Wilmington, N.C. Caroline Eliza Mallett Hooper was the daughter of Charles Peter Mallett (1792-1874) and Sophia Sarah Beatty Mallett of Fayetteville, N.C.

George and Caroline Hooper had nine children. Sophia Betty, Charlotte, Archibald Maclaine, William, and Caroline Mallett all died during childhood. George William Hooper (1839-1883) served as a lieutenant colonel in the Confederate Army. Charles Mallett Hooper (1842-1910) served as a captain in the 5th Alabama Infantry Regiment, where he suffered wounds to his face that plagued him for the remainder of his life. Following the war, he practiced law, eventually moving to Jacksonville, Fla., where he died in 1910. John DeBerniere was involved in mining, serving as the Chief Mine Inspector for the State of Alabama. Caroline Alice never married and maintained close ties with her family, including members of the Hooper family in North Carolina, and various members of the Waddell, Mallett, Maclaine, and Nash families.

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Correspondence, genealogical research, biographical materials, pictures, and other papers relating to various members of the Hooper family of Alabama, including Caroline Alice Hooper, Charles Mallett Hooper, John DeBerniere Hooper, and their cousin Fanny DeBerniere Hooper Whitaker of North Carolina.

Correspondence between various members of the Hooper family documenting family happenings, financial affairs, and business transactions dates from 1829 through 1941, with the bulk dating from the 1890s through 1941. Numerous letters are addressed to John DeBerniere Hooper and Caroline Alice Hooper from family and acquaintances, including members of the Hooper, Waddell, Hough, and Collier families. Also included is correspondence between Charles Mallett Hooper and his cousin Fannie DeBerniere Hooper Whitaker concerning military life during his service in the 5th Alabama Infrantry Regiment during the Civil War, as well as correspondence by or about Caroline Collier, Nash Collier, John DeBerniere Hooper, Nancy R. Hooper, A. S. Hough, DeBerniere Hough, Caroline Mann, and Howard Mann.

Other papers include genealogical research materials, biographical materials, pictures, wills, writings, clippings, notes, and other materials documenting the Hooper family. Genealogical and biographical materials concern the Hooper, Mallett, Waddell, DeBerniere, Maclaine, and Nash families. Pictures include individual and group portraits of family members.

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Contents list

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About 1500 items.

Arrangement: chronological, then alphabetical by subject.

Correspondence between various members of the Hooper family, dating from 1829 through 1941, with the bulk of the correspondence dating from the 1890s through 1941. Correspondence documents family happenings, including travels, illnesses, education, family history, and other family news; financial affairs, including property and rents; and business transactions. Numerous letters are addressed to John DeBerniere Hooper and Caroline Alice Hooper from family and acquaintences, including members of the Hooper, Waddell, Hough, and Collier families. Also included is correspondence between Charles Mallett Hooper and his cousin Fannie DeBerniere Hooper Whitaker concerning his service in the 5th Alabama Infantry Regiment during the Civil War.

Letters are filed in chronological order except for some which were received already sorted by correspondent or subject, including Caroline Collier, Nash Collier, John DeBerniere Hooper, Nancy R. Hooper, A. S. Hough, DeBerniere Hough, and Caroline and Howard Mann. These groups were kept together and filed after the chronological files. Additional correspondence for these individuals may also be found in the chronological files.

Folder 1

1829-1875 #05155, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1829-1941." Folder 1

Folder 2

1878-1879 #05155, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1829-1941." Folder 2

Folder 3

1881-1891 #05155, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1829-1941." Folder 3

Folder 4

1892 #05155, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1829-1941." Folder 4

Folder 5

1893 #05155, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1829-1941." Folder 5

Folder 6

1894 #05155, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1829-1941." Folder 6

Folder 7

1895-1896 #05155, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1829-1941." Folder 7

Folder 8

1897-1899, 1890s undated #05155, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1829-1941." Folder 8

Folder 9

1900-1902 #05155, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1829-1941." Folder 9

Folder 10

1903 #05155, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1829-1941." Folder 10

Folder 11

1904-1905 #05155, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1829-1941." Folder 11

Folder 12-16

Folder 12

Folder 13

Folder 14

Folder 15

Folder 16

1906 #05155, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1829-1941." Folder 12-16

Folder 17

1907 #05155, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1829-1941." Folder 17

Folder 18

1908 #05155, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1829-1941." Folder 18

Folder 19

1909 #05155, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1829-1941." Folder 19

Folder 20

1910 #05155, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1829-1941." Folder 20

Folder 21-22

Folder 21

Folder 22

1911 #05155, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1829-1941." Folder 21-22

Folder 23

1912-1914 #05155, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1829-1941." Folder 23

Folder 24

1916-1919 #05155, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1829-1941." Folder 24

Folder 25-26

Folder 25

Folder 26

1921 #05155, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1829-1941." Folder 25-26

Folder 27-29

Folder 27

Folder 28

Folder 29

1922 #05155, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1829-1941." Folder 27-29

Folder 30-32

Folder 30

Folder 31

Folder 32

1923 #05155, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1829-1941." Folder 30-32

Folder 33-34

Folder 33

Folder 34

1924 #05155, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1829-1941." Folder 33-34

Folder 35

1925-1926 #05155, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1829-1941." Folder 35

Folder 36

1927-1929 #05155, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1829-1941." Folder 36

Folder 37

1931-1933 #05155, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1829-1941." Folder 37

Folder 38

1934 #05155, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1829-1941." Folder 38

Folder 39-40

Folder 39

Folder 40

1935 #05155, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1829-1941." Folder 39-40

Folder 41-42

Folder 41

Folder 42

1936 #05155, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1829-1941." Folder 41-42

Folder 43-44

Folder 43

Folder 44

1937 #05155, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1829-1941." Folder 43-44

Folder 45

1938 #05155, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1829-1941." Folder 45

Folder 46

1939 #05155, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1829-1941." Folder 46

Folder 47

1940 #05155, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1829-1941." Folder 47

Folder 48

1941 #05155, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1829-1941." Folder 48

Folder 49-52

Folder 49

Folder 50

Folder 51

Folder 52

Undated #05155, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1829-1941." Folder 49-52

Folder 53

Collier, Caroline, 1939 #05155, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1829-1941." Folder 53

Folder 54

Collier, Nash, 1906-1918 #05155, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1829-1941." Folder 54

Folder 55

Hale, Alice #05155, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1829-1941." Folder 55

Folder 56-57

Folder 56

Folder 57

Hooper, John DeBerniere, 1917-1926 #05155, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1829-1941." Folder 56-57

Folder 58

Hooper, Nancy R., 1921-1923 #05155, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1829-1941." Folder 58

Folder 59

Hough, A. S., 1903-1937 #05155, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1829-1941." Folder 59

Folder 60-61

Folder 60

Folder 61

Hough, DeBerniere, 1903-1910 #05155, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1829-1941." Folder 60-61

Folder 62

Kelley, Marion concerning Johnson Jones Hooper, 1934 #05155, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1829-1941." Folder 62

Folder 63-66

Folder 63

Folder 64

Folder 65

Folder 66

Mann, Caroline; Mann, Howard, 1918-1937 #05155, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1829-1941." Folder 63-66

Folder 67

Weber, Margaret, 1908 #05155, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1829-1941." Folder 67

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About 1000 items.

Arrangement: alphabetical by subject.

Genealogical research materials, biographical materials, pictures, wills, writings, clippings, notes, and other materials documenting the Hooper family. Genealogical and biographical materials concern the Hooper, Mallett, Waddell, DeBerniere, Maclaine, and Nash families. Daughters of the American Revolution materials include membership applications for Caroline Mallett Hooper, Caroline Alice Hooper, and Nancy Ragsdale Hooper. Pictures include individual and group portraits of family members.

Folder 68

Address book #05155, Series: "2. Other Papers." Folder 68

Folder 69

Biographical materials #05155, Series: "2. Other Papers." Folder 69

Folder 70

Clippings: English tests #05155, Series: "2. Other Papers." Folder 70

Folder 71

Clippings: Historical #05155, Series: "2. Other Papers." Folder 71

Folder 72

Clippings: Johnson Jones Hooper #05155, Series: "2. Other Papers." Folder 72

Folder 73

Clippings: Miscellaneous #05155, Series: "2. Other Papers." Folder 73

Folder 74

Clippings: Poetry #05155, Series: "2. Other Papers." Folder 74

Folder 75

Clippings: Political and scientific #05155, Series: "2. Other Papers." Folder 75

Folder 76

Clippings: Thompson and Graves #05155, Series: "2. Other Papers." Folder 76

Folder 77

Clippings: War #05155, Series: "2. Other Papers." Folder 77

Folder 78

Daughters of the American Revolution #05155, Series: "2. Other Papers." Folder 78

Folder 79

Essays #05155, Series: "2. Other Papers." Folder 79

Folder 80-81

Folder 80

Folder 81

Genealogical Materials #05155, Series: "2. Other Papers." Folder 80-81

Folder 82-87

Folder 82

Folder 83

Folder 84

Folder 85

Folder 86

Folder 87

Genealogical Notebooks #05155, Series: "2. Other Papers." Folder 82-87

Folder 88

Hooper, Archibald Maclaine: Biographical materials #05155, Series: "2. Other Papers." Folder 88

Folder 89

Hooper, Caroline Alice: Floral album #05155, Series: "2. Other Papers." Folder 89

Folder 90

Hooper, Caroline Alice: Memorandum book #05155, Series: "2. Other Papers." Folder 90

Folder 91

Hooper, Caroline Alice: Notebook #05155, Series: "2. Other Papers." Folder 91

Folder 92

Hooper, Caroline Alice: Recommendations #05155, Series: "2. Other Papers." Folder 92

Folder 93

Hooper, Charles Mallett: Poetry #05155, Series: "2. Other Papers." Folder 93

Folder 94

Journal and notes #05155, Series: "2. Other Papers." Folder 94

Folder 95-96

Folder 95

Folder 96

Mallett Family: Biographical materials #05155, Series: "2. Other Papers." Folder 95-96

Folder 97

Mallett, Peter: Biographical materials #05155, Series: "2. Other Papers." Folder 97

Folder 98-99

Folder 98

Folder 99

Miscellaneous #05155, Series: "2. Other Papers." Folder 98-99

Folder 100-105

Folder 100

Folder 101

Folder 102

Folder 103

Folder 104

Folder 105

Notes #05155, Series: "2. Other Papers." Folder 100-105

Folder 106

Obituaries #05155, Series: "2. Other Papers." Folder 106

Folder 107

Pictures (P-5155/1-17) #05155, Series: "2. Other Papers." Folder 107

Folder 108

Taylor, Jeremy: Biographical materials #05155, Series: "2. Other Papers." Folder 108

Folder 109

Weber, Margaret Isabella: Biographical materials #05155, Series: "2. Other Papers." Folder 109

Folder 110

Whitaker, Fanny DeBerniere Hooper #05155, Series: "2. Other Papers." Folder 110

Folder 111

Wills #05155, Series: "2. Other Papers." Folder 111

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