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|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, approximately 1744-1821.|
|Curatorial Unit||University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Library. Southern Historical Collection.|
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.Back to Top
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Archibald Maclaine Memorandum Book (#2313-z).Back to Top
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.Back to Top
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.Back to Top
|Oversize Paper Folder OPF-351/1||
Oversize papers (OPF-351/1).Back to Top