Angus C. Hooper (d.1884) was a long serving manager of the Bank of British North America. He was born in Sussex but left England in the 1850s to come to Canada where he joined the bank. He was successful and well liken in his job as illustrated by an extract from his obituary, which appeared in the The Gazette Montreal, 9 December 1884, '...we can safely say that no manager of the bank was more popular or respected than he was. As a proof of the feelings of the customers of the bank towards him, they, on his retirement, presented him with a valuable service of plate.' It is part of this service which is now being offered for sale. On his retirement Hooper was appointed an executor by William Dow, a director the bank, and on the latter's death in 1868, Hooper became a director of the Dow brewery. Hooper was regarded as one of the leading businessmen of Montreal and was involved in the Grand Trunk Railway, the Standard Life Assurance Company, the London, Liverpool and Globe Insurance Company and the Intercontinental Coal Company. The Bank of British North America was founded in 1836 and opened branches throughout Canada. It acquired a Royal Charter in 1840. In 1918 it became part of the Bank of Montreal.