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Thursday, May 1, 2014

Bookplate for a Hooper Hooper


Here is a bookplate with an unusual pairing of the same middle and last names: Samuel Hooper Hooper.


The bookplate features a boar's head, which can be found in other family crest or armorial designs. But I'm not sure what the button-like objects are or represent.

Samuel Hooper Hooper showed up quickly in an Internet search that landed on a BOSarchitecture.com page featuring a building Hooper once lived in. The site also offers some biographical information on Hooper:
"Samuel Hooper Hooper was a real estate investor and investment banker. In later years, he became a wine importer. He organized and led the Boston Assembly society balls for many years, and was a founder and the first president of the Tennis and Raquet Club."
His biblio connection? He was a member of "one of the oldest and most distinguished independent libraries and cultural institutions in the United States:" The Boston Athenaeum.

2 comments:

  1. I found this in a book today thanks for the info!

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    1. You're welcome! Good to know there's another Hooper Hooper out there.

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