Fonds Mss Sc 181 (A.79-34) - Samuel Hooper fonds

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Samuel Hooper fonds

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CA UMASC Mss Sc 181 (A.79-34)

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  • 1908 (Creation)

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0.01 m of textual records.

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Samuel Hooper was born in 1851 in Devon, England and immigrated to Canada in 1869 where he trained in stone carving and monument work. In 1881, Hooper migrated to Winnipeg and was employed as a monument designer and builder. His works include the Red River Rebellion monument and the Seven Oaks Rebellion monument. Hooper subsequently moved back to England to study architecture and returned to Winnipeg around 1897. He was the architect of the Exchange Building, the Agricultural College, and the Normal School. Hooper was appointed Provincial Architect in 1904. Hooper died in 1911 in London, England but was buried in Winnipeg.

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The fonds was donated by University of Manitoba Interior Design professor George Fuller to University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections in 1979. It is unclear how Dr. Fuller acquired the fonds. The fonds was originally classified as UA SC 35 but was reclassified as MSS SC 181 in 2005 to more accurately reflect its provenance.

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The fonds consists of two documents. The first is a preliminary specification of the material and labour to be used in the erection of an Engineering & Mechanical Building for the Agricultural College of the University of Manitoba, dated May 1908. The second document is a memo detailing the changes proposed to the first document, dated June 1908.

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