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Haverford College
Quaker and Special Collections

Cope-Evans family papers, 1732-1911

Ms. Collection 1170
ca. 2,900 items (16 boxes)

Table of contents:

Genealogy and family history:

Caleb Cope (1736-1824) m. 1760 Mary Mendenhall (1738-1809). Their son was Thomas Pim Cope (1768-1854) who m. 1792 Mary Drinker (1766-1825).

Thomas and Mary's children included Henry Cope (1793-1865), Francis Cope (1794-1816), William D. Cope (1798-1873), Caroline R. Cope (1802-1881), Alfred Cope (1806-1875) and Elenor Cope (1807-1847).

Henry Cope (1793-1865) m. 1818 Rachel Reeve (1794-1863). Henry and Rachel's children included Mary Drinker Cope (1819-1890), Francis R. Cope (1821-1909), Thomas Pim Cope (1823-1900) and Ruth Anna Cope (1834-1879).

Francis R. Cope (1821-1909) m. 1847 Anna Stewardson Brown (1822-1916). Francis and Anna's children included Elizabeth S. Cope (1848-1937) who m. 1875 Alexis T. Cope (1850-1883) and Rachel R. Cope (1850-1939) who m. 1873 Jonathan Evans (1843-1911). Jonathan Evans was the son of Thomas Evans (1798-1868) and Catharine Wistar Evans (1802-1871).

William D. Cope (1798-1873) m. 1834 Susan Newbold (1805-1872). William and Susan's children included Clementine Cope (1835-1903), Edgar Cope (1838-1895), Caroline Elizabeth Cope (1840-1944), Annette Cope (1843-1916) and Alexis T. Cope (1850-1883).

Thomas Pim Cope (1768-1854), prominent Quaker merchant, member of Philadelphia City Council and Pennsylvania legislature, was the founder of the Cope packet line - a mercantile shipping firm based in Philadelphia and trading with England and the Far East. His sons, Henry and Alfred later took on the business themselves when their father withdrew from the company in 1829. Their brother, William D. Cope (1798-1873), settled in Susquehanna County, Pa. where William looked after his father's land interests, establishing his home at "Woodbourne." Henry's sons, Francis R. Cope (1821-1909) and Thomas Pim Cope (1823-1900) also joined the shipping firm, continuing it as Cope Brothers after the death of their father in 1869 and the withdrawal of their uncle Alfred. The company was sold in 1880.

Henry Cope (1793-1865) was the founder of the family enclave "Awbury." During the 1850s he bought about 40 acres in Germantown (Philadelphia, Pa.) and built his house there. Henry and Rachel's children were raised at Awbury and in turn built their own homes on the property. (See "Stokes Cope Emlen Evans: genealogical charts of four closely associated Germantown families" by Francis Joseph Stokes, Jr. for more on Awbury, including a map showing the various houses, dates of construction and original owners).

Sources for above: See "A record of the Cope family : as established in America, by Oliver Cope, ..." by Gilbert Cope, (Philadelphia : King & Baird, printers, 1861) [BX 7721 .C78 C78]; "Stokes Cope Emlen Evans: genealogical charts of four closely associated Germantown families" compiled by Francis Joseph Stokes, Jr. (Philadelphia, 1982) [BX 7721 .S88 S79] and "Tapestry threads: Jonathan & Rachel Cope Evans, their ancestors and family" by J. Morris Evans, (Gwynedd Valley, Pa : J. M. Evans, 1993) [BX 7721 .E92 E92 1993] for additional information.

Using links:

In order to aid navigation within this finding aid, links have been provided at the beginning of each box description: to the table of contents, collection summary and to all other boxes in the collection.

Links to images:

The following list brings together all of the image links found throughout this finding aid. Over three hundred digitized letters from this collection can be searched in Triptych: The TriCollege Digital Library.

Scanned Image ALS, Baltimore, 9.12.1814, Herman M. Cope, to uncle Thomas P. Cope, Philadelphia, on the eve of the British attack on Baltimore (98k)

Scanned Image Mary (Drinker) Cope (1766-1825), ALS, 7.18.1804, in form of a poem, to sons Francis and Henry at Westtown Boarding School (117k)

Scanned Image Thomas Pim Cope (1823-1900), ALS, Haverford College, 10.16.1838, to his mother, Rachel, mentioning William Carvill (98k)

Scanned Image Page 1 Rachel Drinker (d. 1822), ALS, 1808, to grandson Henry Cope, on the pursuit of worldly knowledge versus spiritual gain. Page 2 (approx. 69k each)

Scanned Image Page 1 Francis R. Cope (1821-1909), ALS, Richmond, Va., [2.25.1866], to daughter Rachel, on Freedmen's Relief Association business Page 2 (each approx. 78k)

Scanned Image Page 1 Jonathan Evans, ALS, Philadelphia, 8.8.1879, to daughter Anna Cope Evans (b. 1875) at the seashore Page 2 (each approx. 69k)

Summary of collection:

Letters (with accompanying poetry, acrostics, drawings, clippings, etc.); also marriage certificates, photographs, friendship book, estate related papers and account books, computer disks. Bulk of the collection consists of ca. 2,600 letters of the closely related Quaker families of Cope and Evans of Germantown (Philadelphia, Pa.); other families represented include Brown, Drinker and Haines. Letters are predominantly to and from relatives: the vast majority are between immediate family members (parents and children, husbands and wives, brothers, sisters). Some persons represented in the collection are:

Alexis T. Cope (1850-1883) [34 letters]; Alfred Cope (1806-1875) [29 letters]; Alfred Cope (1857-1897) [29 letters]; Anna S. Cope (1822-1916) [ca. 232 letters]; Annette Cope (1843-1916) [22 letters]; Clementine Cope (1835-1903) [89 letters]; Caroline E. Cope (1840-1944) [33 letters].

Elizabeth S. Cope (1848-1937) [ca. 191 letters]; Elizabeth Waln Stokes Cope (1823-1902) [20 letters]; Francis R. Cope (1821-1909) [ca. 453 letters]; Francis R. Cope (1878-1962) [25 letters]; Henry Cope (1793-1865) [47 letters].

Mary Cope (1766-1825) [37 letters]; Thomas P. Cope (1768-1854) [24 letters]; Thomas P. Cope (1823-1900) [66 letters]; William D. Cope (1798-1873) [ca. 134 letters]; Jonathan Evans (1843-1911) [ca. 239 letters]; Rachel C. Evans (1850-1939) [ca. 295 letters].

Letters primarily discuss family, friends and home life, reflecting the social environment of these relatively well-to-do Quaker families. Letters of Mary Cope (1766-1825) to her children at school are full of affection and advice, both practical and spiritual. Thomas Pim Cope's letters include those to his son Henry at Westtown, as well as letters reflecting on his business interests - including a copy of an 1805 letter to his then partner, J. Thomas, requesting they end their business association because of Thomas's sloppy book-keeping habits.

Business matters dominate the letters of brothers Henry, William D. and Alfred Cope: Henry and Alfred continuing the Cope family shipping business begun by their father and William D. Cope (1798-1873) establishing his farm in Susquehanna Co., Pa. where he looked after his father's land interests.

The letters of Anna S. Cope (1822-1916) and Francis R. Cope (1821-1909) discuss home life and children, family and friends activities; many of Anna S. Cope's letters were written from family vacation spots in New England, where she often went to escape the hot summer months in Philadelphia. Letters of Francis R. Cope include letters written while in Virginia on Freedmen's Relief Association business after the Civil War (1866) as well as letters related to the sale of Pa. Freedmen's Assoc. property in Washington, D.C.

The letters of sisters Clementine, Caroline and Annette Cope include many travel letters from Europe. Clementine Cope's letters also include those written while teaching at a Freedmen's Association School in Baltimore in 1865.

There are a number of letters written by children; of particular interest are those written by brothers Henry, Francis and William D. Cope while at Westtown Boarding School in the early 1800s and letters of brothers Francis R. Cope (1821-1909) and Thomas P. Cope (1823-1900) while at Haverford College in the 1830s.

The letters of Elizabeth S. Cope relate family and travel news; letters after the death of her husband Alexis T. Cope in 1883 express her loss.

Letters of Rachel and Jonathan Evans discuss children, family, home life and health concerns and contain much related both to their roles as parents and to their obvious love for each other. Rachel's letters include information on the illness, treatment and recovery of their oldest child, Anna Cope Evans, who was sent to "Bournewood" (Brookline, Mass.) after a nervous breakdown in 1900; also letters of Anna Cope Evans (b. 1875) from "Bournewood."

[Note: many handwritten comments on letters in the collection are in the hand of Elizabeth S. Cope (1848-1937)]

Also marriage certificates, copies of original photographs of members of Hartshorne, Yarnall, Stokes, Garrett, Wistar, Haines, Drinker and Bright families, friendship book of Francis R. Cope at Haverford College (1835-1838), papers and account books of estate of Thomas Evans (1798-1868), computer disks of the index to the letters prepared by J. Morris Evans.

Additional finding aids:

An additional guide to the collection has been prepared by J. Morris Evans. This is an item level index to the letters arranged by name of correspondent and date of letter. Additional information for each letter is included, such as name of recipient, locations of writer and recipient and coded information on contents (names of persons, references to businesses and organizations, etc.). It is available for use whenever an item level approach to the letters would be appropriate and can be found in Box 1.

J. Morris Evans' book "Tapestry threads: Jonathan & Rachel Cope Evans, 1843 to 1911: their ancestors and family" (Gwynedd Valley, Pa. : J. M. Evans, 1993) [BX 7721 .E92 E92 1993] is based largely on the letters in this collection. The book includes a detailed narrative account of Jonathan and Rachel's life, both before and during their marriage in addition to information on their ancestors, family trees (including corrections and additions to the charts in Francis Joseph Stokes' "Stokes Cope Emlen Evans...") and valuable background information on the context of the letters (family businesses, summer resorts, nicknames, etc.).

Over three hundred digitized letters from this collection can be searched in Triptych: The TriCollege Digital Library.

Related collections:

Additional collections containing related Cope and Evans material include but are not limited to: Edward Drinker Cope papers, 1848-1940, Ms. Coll. 956; Charles Evans papers, ca. 1681-1860, additions 1827-1845, Ms. Coll. 1006; Evans family papers, 1752-1958, Ms. Coll. 1007; Thomas P. Cope family papers, 1795-1891, Ms. Coll. 1013; Hartshorne family papers, 1797-1957, Ms. Coll. 1030; Stokes - Evans - Cope family papers, 1713-1981 Ms. Coll. 1169.

Arrangement and description of collection:

Letters are arranged alphabetically by author and then chronologically within each author.

Information following the name of the writer includes the number of letters for that author (usually expressed as number of ALS - for autograph letter(s) signed), the year or date range of the letter(s), the location(s) of the author as given on the letter(s), the name of the person(s) to whom the letter is addressed and in some cases a note as to the contents of the letter(s).

Researchers who would like a more detailed and/or fuller item level analysis of these letters are urged to use the index prepared by J. Morris Evans (described above under "Additional finding aids").

Note: there are many "nicknames" used in this collection, the most frequently encountered are listed below:

  • "Chellie" = Rachel Cope, later Rachel C. Evans
  • "Lilly" or "Lillie" = Elizabeth S. Cope
  • "Clemmie" or "sister C." = Clementine Cope
  • "Carrie" = Caroline E. Cope
  • "Anne" or "Anna" = Ruth Anna Cope
  • "Nettie" = Annette Cope
  • "Franky" = Francis R. Cope (1878-1962)
  • "Algie" = Francis Algernon Evans (1878-1946)
  • "Hazen" = Francis Hazen Cope (1859-1909)

Box 1 | Table of contents | Summary | Box 1 | Box 2 | Box 3 | Box 4 | Box 5 | Box 6 | Box 7 | Box 8 | Box 9 | Box 10 | Box 11 | Box 12 | Box 13 | Box 14 | Box 15 | Box 16

Letters, Correspondents: A - H (except Cope, Evans)
(7 folders)
[Note: Index to letters prepared by J. Morris Evans is filed in this box]

  1. Letters: Alderson - Broadhurst
    Includes letters from the following:
    • [?]
      1 AL (incomplete?) Feb. 1904? (from Haverford), addressed to "My dear friends"; notes on content: sympathy letter on death of Clementine Cope (one year ago).
    • Alderson, Eleanor
      2 ALS 1877, 1894 (Overbrook), addressed to Cousin Anna; Rachel.
    • Allen, Elizabeth
      2 ALS 1864 (Phila.), 1903, addressed to Anna; "friend."
    • Bachelder, Albert
      1 ALS 1895 (from Little Boars Head, N.H.), addressed to Mr. C. Cope.
    • Bacon, J.H.
      1 ALS w/ envelope 1873 (from Church Lane), addressed to Anna S. Cope; notes on content: attended her marriage.
    • Baily, Joel
      2 ALS 1813 (from East Marlborough [Twp., Chester Co., Pa.]), addressed to William D. Cope.
    • Beardsley, Mary C.
      1 ALS 1909 (from Maple Shade, Odessa, N.Y.), addressed to Rachel Cope Evans.
    • Bettle, Mary
      1 ALS 1866 (from Phila.), addressed to Anne.
    • Biddle, Anna S.
      7 ALS 1859-1863 (from Airdrie and elsewhere), addressed to Chellie [Rachel] and Lilly [Elizabeth].
    • Blair, Anna S.
      2 ALS 1909 (from 1802 De Lancy Place), addressed to Lilly and Chellie.
    • Broadhurst, Mrs. [EB]
      1 ALS 1892 (from Kensington), addressed to Nettie [Annette].
  2. Letters: Brown, E. - Brown, W.
    Includes letters from the following:
    • Brown, Edward
      1 ALS 1887 (from Brooklyn), addressed to Cousin Anna.
    • Brown, Elizabeth S. (Elizabeth Stewardson)
      1 poem ca. 1821 (with notation "written for my dear mother & copied by A.S.C." [Anna Stewardson Cope]).
    • Brown, Elizabeth "Lizzie"
      1 ALS w/ envelope 1876 (from Hudson, N.Y.), addressed to Rachel.
    • Brown, J. & M. [merchants]
      1 ms. 1819 "P.T. Jackson [] Shirting Bill Lading per Schooner Regulator."
    • Brown, John
      1 photocopy of handwritten transcript of ALS, 1831 (from "Mauch Church" [Mauch Chunk]), addressed to Henry Cope.
    • Brown, Mary E.
      3 ALS 1839-1858 (from Phila.; Newport), addressed to "sister Anna."
    • Brown, Moses
      1 ALS 1847, addressed to Anna S. Brown; notes on content: letter accompanying wedding gift.
    • Brown, Ridgely
      2 ALS 1909 (from Germantown), addressed to cousin Rachel.
    • Brown, Susan
      3 ALS 1876-1895 (from School House Lane; Devon), addressed to Anna; Frank.
    • Brown, Thomas S.
      1 ALS w/ W.S. Brown and E.H. Davis 1839 (from Haverford), addressed to "sister" Anna.
    • Brown, William and Mary
      2 ALS w/ note by E.S. Cope re: contents of same, 1843 (from St. Augustine; Roxborough), addressed to "sisters"; Lilly.
  3. Letters: Buffum - Cropper
    Includes letters from the following:
    • Buffum, Joanna Sophia
      1 ALS n.d. (from Greencroft), addressed to Chellie.
    • Burrell, D.H.
      1 TLS 1911 (from Little Falls, N.Y.), addressed to Francis J. Stokes; notes on contents: sympathy letter on death of Jonathan Evans.
    • Carter, John E.
      1 ALS 1908 (from Pocono, Pa.), addressed to Elizabeth S. Cope; notes on content: Gilbert Cope's revised edition of Cope family genealogy.
    • Cary, Charles Reed
      1 ALS w/ card 1911, addressed to "Alg" [Francis Algernon Evans]; notes on content: sympathy letter on death of Jonathan Evans.
    • Chase, Ellen,
      1 ALS 1845 (from Salem), addressed to cousins Anna and Susan Brown.
    • Chew, Mary J.B.
      1 ALS 1909 (from Radnor, Pa.), addressed to cousin Anna; notes on content: sympathy letter on death of Francis R. Cope.
    • Clothier, Ida C.
      1 ALS 1904 (from Manitou, Colorado), addressed to Jonathan Evans.
    • Coates, Mary
      1 ALS, 1 handwritten copy of ALS and note re: letter in hand of Anna S. Cope 1908 (from Bryn Mawr), addressed to Rachel C. Evans.
    • Collins, William M. and Elizabeth C.
      1 item: acceptance of wedding invitation of Francis R. Cope and Anna S. Brown, 1847.
    • Compton, Elmer M.
      1 ALS 1880 (from Woodbourne), addressed to Agnes and Frank.
    • Cook, Benjamin A.
      1 ALS 1852 (from New York), addressed to Miss Cope.
    • Coope [Cope], Nathan
      1 ALS 1810 (from East Bradford [Chester Co., Pa.]), addressed to cousin Thomas P. Cope.
    • Corbit, Sarah B.
      1 ALS 1840 (from Paris), addressed to cousin Rachel R. Cope [later Evans].
    • Corse, Laura P.
      2 ALS 1836 (from Flushing) and 1837 (Brooklyn), addressed to cousin Annie.
    • Creeth, Celia
      1 ALS 1900 (from Cortina), addressed to "dear friend."
    • Cropper, James
      1 ALS 1830 (from Liverpool), addressed to Thomas P. Cope.
  4. Letters: Dolittle - Duprois
    Includes letters from the following:
    • "Dolittle, Dorothy"
      1 ALS 1833 (from Phila.), addressed to William D. Cope; notes on content: tells Cope about his serious character flaws and gives advice on how he should conduct himself - see WDC's letters of 9.27 and 10.20.1833 to Susan Newbold (Box 11) discussing who might have written this letter, Cope thinks letter was written by a man.
    • Drinker, Annie
      1 ALS 1884, addressed to Annette.
    • Drinker, Charles G.
      2 ALS 1862 (from N.Y. - Quarter Master Department, General Banks' Expedition), addressed to cousin; notes on content: asking for money.
    • Drinker, Charles M.
      1 ALS 1862 (from Scranton), addressed to Alfred Cope; notes on content: wants a post in the Navy.
    • Drinker, Elizabeth
      2 ALS 1771 (from Bristol) and 1802 (Downingtown), addressed to family (sister, son); notes on content: 1771 letter to sister Mary Sandwith discusses weaning ED's son [Henry] (everyone else thinks she should but ED doesn't wish to), domestic matters, health concerns; 1802 letter to son Henry S. Drinker discusses his idea of leaving family and home and going to India, "art thou insane?" she writes.
    • [Drinker?], Frances
      1 ALS 1883 (Boston), addressed to Clemmy [Clementine Cope].
    • Drinker, George
      2 ALS 1793 and 1805 (from Alexandria), addressed to cousin Thomas P. Cope.
    • Drinker, Henry S.
      1 ALS w/ note added by Robert H. Rose 1815 (from Silver Lake) addressed to Thomas P. Cope; notes on content: land in Susquehanna County, Pa. in father Drinker's estate.
    • Drinker, Henry W.
      5 ALS 1817-1848 (from Stoddartsville and elsewhere), addressed to uncle Thomas P. Cope, aunt Mary Cope; notes on content: discusses the building of a turnpike and need for good roads for the advancement of business; Elias Hicks and his doctrines; family news.
    • Drinker, Joseph D. (Jr.)
      1 ALS 1814 (from Newcastle), addressed to uncle Thomas P. Cope; notes on content: discusses reimbursement of money, Drinker is estranged from his father but hopes to reconcile when he returns (from Banks' Expedition?).
    • D. [Drinker?], M.
      1 ms. item: "Obituary" [a memorial of Mary Drinker Cope, who died from poison given in mistake for medicine in 1825].
    • Drinker, Rachel (d. 5.21.1822) [m. John Drinker]
      11 items: 1 obit, 10 ALS (6.19.1806 and 9.9.1806 w/ cousin John D. Thomas; 4.1.1820 w/ Mary Cope) 1805-1822, addressed to grandchildren Henry, Francis, William D. and Eleanor Cope (see image below); notes on content: death of her daughter (John D. Thomas' mother); Henry sailing for St. Thomas to sell ship and cargo; warning against too much time spent in pursuit of knowledge with resulting neglect of preparing for the next life.
      Scanned Image Page 1 Rachel Drinker (d. 1822), ALS, 1808, to grandson Henry Cope, on the pursuit of worldly knowledge versus spiritual gain. Page 2 (approx. 69k each), of Philadelphia, to grandson, Henry Cope (1793-1865) at Westtown Boarding School. In this letter warning Henry against neglecting spiritual matters in his pursuit of worldly knowledge, Rachel also mentions the arrival of the ship "Susquehannah" and refers to the current embargo. The "Susquehannah" was owned by Henry's father, Thomas P. Cope (1768-1854), who expressed some anxiety over its arrival because he knew there was twine in the cargo and importing materials chiefly composed of hemp and flax was prohibited at this time. When it was shown that the twine was not made of these materials, the ship was allowed to continue (See: "Philadelphia Merchant: The Diary of Thomas P. Cope, 1800-1851" edited by Eliza Cope Harrison, Gateway Editions, South Bend, Indiana, 1978). (approx. 69k each)
      [Note: see additional Rachel Drinker letter under Cope, Mary in Box 7, folder 13]
    • Drinker, Rebecca
      3 ALS 1857 and 1862 (from Clifton), addressed to cousins Annie, Henry Cope; notes on content: 1862 letter to Henry Cope asking for business advice.
    • Drinker, Richard
      1 photocopy of handwritten transcript of ALS, 1832 (from Covington), addressed to cousin; notes on content: Henry Drinker estate.
    • Drinker, Robert W.
      3 ALS 1858-1862 (from South Clifton; Clifton), addressed to "friends" and Alfred Cope; notes on content: loan of money after fire; death of uncle Richard Drinker; business matters.
    • Drinker, [S]andwith
      1 photocopy of handwritten transcript of ALS 1829, addressed to cousin; notes on content: Drinker's plans for sailing to Canton.
    • D. W. [Drinker, Willis ?]
      1 ALS in form of poem 1853, addressed to Clementine.
    • Dupree, Elizabeth Mary
      2 ALS 1789 (from Charleston), addressed to brother John Drinker; notes on content: news of family.
    • Duprois, Julia
      1 ALS in French w/ envelope 1880 (from Geneva), addressed to Miss Cope.
  5. Letters: Earle - Forsythe
    Includes letters from the following:
    • Earle, A.M. [A. Maria] w/ Robert Earle
      1 ALS 1869 (from New Bedford), addressed to cousin Anna S. Cope.
    • Earle, Robert
      1 ALS 1843 (from Boston), addressed to cousins Anna and Susan Brown.
    • Embree, Rebecca
      2 ALS 1804 (West Bradford Twp.) and 1805 (Birmingham, Chester Co., Pa.), addressed to "dear friend" Mary Cope; notes on content: Mary's son [Wm. D. Cope] (under Rebecca's care) may have whooping cough; reaction of William [D. Cope] to Rebecca's reading of letter telling of his mother's illness.
    • Emlen, Mary Cope
      3 ALS, 2 LS 1884, 1889 (from Awbury and elsewhere), addressed to cousin "Frank" [Francis]; notes on content: these are letters written by a child.
    • Emlen, Samuel
      1 ALS 1903 (from Jamestown), addressed to Jonathan Evans.
    • Farnum, Mary ("Mame")
      7 ALS 1867-1869 (from Newport and Profile House), addressed to Chellie; notes on content: news of friends and family.
    • Forsythe, Davis H.
      1 ALS 1911 (from Westtown), addressed to "dear boys"; notes on content: sympathy letter on death of Jonathan Evans.
  6. Letters: Garrett - Gummere
    Includes letters from the following:
    • Garrett, Alfred C.
      1 ALS 1910 (from Germantown), addressed to "uncle Johnnie"; notes on content: how to deal with those who don't attend Meeting.
    • Garrett, E. W.
      2 ALS 1871, 1908 (from Elizabeth-town; Fairfield), addressed to cousin; Lilly.
    • Garrett, Hannah R. [Hannah Rhoads Haines Garrett]
      2 ALS w/ envelope 1873, 1899, addressed to Lilly; notes on content: sympathy letter on death of Agnes Cope in 1899.
    • Garrett, M.H.
      1 ALS 1883 (from Germantown), addressed to Carrie [Caroline]; notes on content: sympathy letter on death of Alexis T. Cope.
    • Geddes, William C.
      1 ALS 1812 (from Wilmington), addressed to William D. Cope; notes on content: mentions great rejoicing on declaration of war.
    • Gottier, Isabella
      3 ALS 1787-1790 (from Charleston), addressed to John Drinker; notes on content: news of family.
    • Grellet, Stephen
      1 ALS 1836 (from Burlington), addressed to Henry and Alfred Cope; notes on content: financial matter.
    • Gummere, Samuel R.
      2 ALS 1842, 1845 (from Trenton), addressed to William D. Cope; notes on content: estate of Henry Drinker.
  7. Letters: H. - Hazard
    Includes letters from the following:
    • H., M.E. [Haines?]
      1 ALS 1869, addressed to Frank.
    • Haines, Francis C.
      1 ALS 1897 (from Germantown), addressed to cousin Carrie.
    • Haines, Hannah R.
      1 ALS w/ envelope 1866 (from Germantown), addressed to Elizabeth S. Cope.
    • Haines, M.R. [Mary R.]
      14 ALS 1862-1904 (from Germantown and elsewhere), addressed to Anna S. Cope; Francis R. Cope; Elizabeth S. Cope; Rachel C. Evans; Jonathan Evans; notes on content: education of daughters Elizabeth and Rachel, friendship.
    • Haines, Mary D. (Cope) (1819-1890)
      1 ALS 1833 (from Sculltown), addressed to mother.
    • Haines, Phebe E.H. [Howell]
      1 ALS 1909, addressed to Thomas P. Cope; notes on content: sympathy on death of Francis R. Cope.
    • Haines, William H.
      1 TDS 1911 School Committee minute re: Jonathan Evans.
    • Harrison (children)
      2 ALS 1868 (from Woodford [England]), addressed to Mr. Cope [FRC]; notes on content: thank-you letters.
    • Harrison, Jane
      1 ALS 1867 (from Bradford [London?]), addressed to friend [FRC]; notes on content: thanks Mr. Cope for birds sent to her children.
    • Harrison, Smith
      1 ALS 1867 (from Woodford, W. London), addressed to friend [FRC]; notes on content: thanks for birds sent to children, pleasant memories of Cope's visit.
    • Hartshorne, Anna C.
      2 ALS 1895 (from Woodbourne), 1909, addressed to Annette; Aunt Anna; notes on content: 1909 sympathy letter to Anna on death of her husband, Francis R. Cope.
    • Hartshorne, Charles [?]
      1 ms. item 1854 poem on death of William Brown Cope at age 6.
    • Hartshorne, H. [Henry]
      1 ALS 1886, addressed to Frank, ms. poem [1858] "To Chellie on her Eighth Birthday" signed "H.H."
      [Note: see additional Henry Hartshorne letters under Evans, Rachel C. (Box 14, folder 1)]
    • Hartshorne, Mary E.
      4 ALS, 1 incomplete AL 1861-1886 (from Haverford and elsewhere) addressed to sister Anna S. Cope; Lilly; Chellie.
    • Harvey, Jacob
      1 ALS 1847 (from N.Y.), addressed to friend.
    • Hazard, Caroline N. see letter under Hazard, Rowland.
    • Hazard, John
      2 ALS 1833 (from Providence [he is at college]), addressed to "Clemie" [cousin Clementine Cope].
    • Hazard, Rowland
      10 ALS (10.6.1849 and 8.3.1853 w/ Caroline N. Hazard), 1849-1858 (from Peace Dale and elsewhere), addressed to [cousin "E."?]; cousin "Clemmy" [Clementine Cope].

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Letters, Correspondents: I - Y
(7 folders)

  1. Letters: Ingersoll - Lloyd
    Includes letters from the following:
    • Ingersoll, Joseph R.
      1 TLS 1844 (from Phila.), addressed to Thomas P. Cope.
    • Jelly, Anna
      1 ALS 1893 (from London), addressed to Annette.
    • Jenkins, A.A.
      1 ALS w/ envelope 1847 (from R.I.), addressed to Anna S. Brown.
    • Jones, Ann
      1 photocopy of handwritten transcript of ALS, 1840 (from Stockport), addressed to Henry Cope.
    • King, Francis T.
      1 ALS 1865 (from Baltimore), addressed to "Francis."
    • Kirkbride, E.P. [Eliza P.?]
      1 ms. item 1843 poem w/ notation "copied for my dear Anna & Mary" [Anna S. and Mary E. Brown].
    • L'duvier, E.N.
      1 ALS 1883 (from Point Pleasant), addressed to Annette; notes on content: sympathy letter on death of Alexis T. Cope.
    • LaMotte, Nettie [or Nellie?] N.
      1 ALS 1904 (from Binghamton), addressed to cousin Annette.
    • Leeds, Martha
      3 ALS 1857-1864 (from New York), addressed to Anne from "Aunt Martha" and to "sister"; notes on content: includes comments on some incidents with the poor (stealing, etc.).
    • Lewis, Caroline M. (Cope) (1865-1953) m. 1892 William Draper Lewis (1867-1949)
      5 ALS 1869-1911 (from Awbury), addressed to her mother [in who's hand?]; "Frankie"; Lilly; notes on content: 1889 letter to Lilly informs her of her engagement and asks her to keep it secret.
      [Note: additional letter of Caroline M. Lewis under Stork, Anna Brown (Cope) in folder 5 of this box]
    • Lewis, William Draper (1867-1949)
      1 ALS 1905 (from North East Harbor, Maine?), addressed to "Jonnie" [Jonathan Evans]; notes on content: tells of high marks JE's son Edward W. Evans has received.
    • Lloyd, S.
      1 photocopy of handwritten transcript of ALS 1837, addressed to Henry Cope.
  2. Letters: Magill - Norris
    Includes letters from the following:
    • Magill, Walter H.
      1 ALS 1911, addressed to "Alg"; notes on content: sympathy letter on death of Jonathan Evans.
    • Minor, Charles
      1 photocopy of ALS 1832 (from West Chester, Pa.), addressed to Thomas P. Cope; notes on content: banking business.
    • Mintzer, I.M.
      2 ALS 1887 (from West Phila.), addressed to Frank
    • Moore, Sarah Emlen
      1 ALS w/ minute 1909 (from Germantown), addressed to Rachel C. Evans; notes on content: letter informing her of her nomination as Overseer - Germantown Monthly Meeting of Women Friends.
    • Morris, Ann
      1 ALS 1899, addressed to "dear friend" [Rachel C. Evans, on her birthday].
    • Morris, Caspar
      1 ALS 1869 (from Baltimore), addressed to "dear friend" [Wm. D. Cope].
    • Morris, Hannah P.
      1 ALS 1908, addressed to Francis R. Cope and Rachel C. Evans; notes on content: in regard to HPM speaking in meeting?
    • Morris, Jacqueline P. (1886-1947) m. 1911 Edward Wyatt Evans (1882-1976)
      3 ALS 1910, 1911, addressed to her mother; future mother-in-law Rachel C. Evans; Mrs. Cope.
    • Morris, Joseph Paul
      2 ALS 1911 (from Palestine; Dundale), addressed to "Alg"; notes on content: trip in Middle East; sympathy letter on death of Jonathan Evans.
    • Morris, Samuel
      2 ALS 1897, 1904 (from Olney; Duchy, Lauzanne), addressed to Francis and Anna Cope; Rachel C. Evans; notes on content: 1897 letter to Copes expresses sympathy on death of son Alfred Cope; 1904 letter tells of trip through Switzerland.
    • Morris, Sibylla T.
      2 ALS 1905, 1907 (from Hampton, Va.), addressed to "dear friend."
    • Murphy, Isaac L. see letter under Pim, Jonathan in folder 3 of this box
    • Newbold, Annie P.
      1 ALS 1907, addressed to cousin Nettie.
    • Newbold, Margaret C.
      1 ALS 1907, addressed to "nieces."
    • Newbold, William
      3 ALS 1853, 1857 (from Phila.; Wilmington), addressed to cousin Clemmie; notes on content: concern over Clementine's spiritual salvation.
    • Nordhoff, Sarah C.W.
      2 ALS 1900, 1911 (from Italy; California), addressed to Mrs. Evans.
    • Norris, Rosa P.
      1 ALS 1885 (from Phila.), addressed to Mrs. Cope.
  3. Letters: Pastorius - Price
    Includes letters from the following:
    • Pastorius, Hannah
      1 ms. w/ her name on back [written by her or intended for her?] not dated but inscribed "For the Port Folio - Obituary Notice of Francis Cope" [Francis Cope, b. 10.27.1794, drowned 8.10.1816].
    • Pim, Jonathan
      1 ALS; also includes ALS of Isaac L. Murphy to Jonathan Pim, 1857 (from Dublin), addressed to Thomas Pim Cope; notes on content: Belfast Ladies Relief Association for Connaught and death of Joseph Bewley.
    • Pim, William
      1 ALS 1732 (from Caln in Chester County, Pa.), addressed to Thomas and Joshua Pim; notes on content: news of death of Wm. Pim's wife, child and servant John Gavin from smallpox, the disease prevalent in the area and the difficult economic times.
    • Pleasants, Charles P.
      1 ALS 1856 (from Iowa Falls), addressed to cousin Annie; notes on content: describes life in Iowa.
    • Pleasants, Fanny
      1 ALS 1855 (from Lookout Mountain, Tenn.), addressed to cousin.
    • Pleasants, Martha
      1 ALS 1833, addressed to sister Rachel R. Cope.
    • Pretlow, Jane
      1 ALS signed "Little Jane" 1900 (from Woodbourne), addressed to Mr. Evans.
    • Price, Eli K.
      1 ALS 1865, addressed to Henry and Alfred Cope; notes on content: regarding a property to be part of Fairmount Park.
    • Price, Hannah and David Jones Davis
      1 ms. item 1816 invitation to Francis Cope to dine w/ them.
  4. Letters: Randolph - Rutty
    Includes letters from the following:
    • Randolph, Richard
      1 ALS 1879 (from Phila.), addressed to R. Anna Cope.
    • Reeve, John
      1 photocopy of handwritten transcript, 1832 (from Middletown, Delaware County, Pa.), addressed to Henry Cope; notes on content: wants a job that will pay him enough to support himself and enable him to study so as to be a (self-supporting) schoolmaster.
    • Reeve, Julia K.
      3 ALS 1855, 1858 (from Woodbourne; Awbury), addressed to Anna S. Cope; Uncle Henry and Aunt Rachel Cope; R. Anna Cope.
    • Reeve, Susan S.
      6 ALS 1864-1866 (from Locust Shade), addressed to "Annie" [R. Anna Cope].
    • Rhoads, Charles
      1 ALS w/ envelope 1874 (from Phila.), addressed to Clementine Cope.
    • Rhoads, Charles J.
      1 ALS w/ typed and signed minute 1911 (from Phila.), addressed to Rachel C. Evans; notes on content: sympathy letter and minute of Haverford College Board of Managers regarding the death of Jonathan Evans.
    • Rhoads, D.
      1 ALS 1889 (from Haddenfield, N.J.), addressed to cousin Rachel.
    • Rhoads, Dr.
      1 ms. (medical prescription) [in his hand] 1860, addressed to [Francis R. Cope].
    • Rhoads, H.
      1 ALS 1861, addressed to Anna S. Cope.
    • Rhoads, James E.
      2 ALS w/ envelope 1877 (from Germantown), addressed to Clementine Cope; notes on content: encloses letter of introduction to CC for his friend Walter Robson - both traveling to Europe on same ship.
    • Rhoads, Jonathan E.
      2 ALS 1910 (from Wilmington, Del.), addressed to Jonathan Evans; notes on content: Revised Discipline.
    • Rhoads, Sarah W.
      1 ALS 1908 (from Germantown), addressed to Rachel C. Evans; notes on content: RCE's appointment to a position (unnamed) in Meeting.
    • Rose, Emily
      1 ALS 1878 (from Newport), addressed to Clemmy.
    • Rose, Robert H. [see 1815 ALS of Henry S. Drinker in Box 1, folder 4, for note added by Rose].
    • Rutty, William T.
      1 ALS 1911 (from Phila.), addressed to Rachel C. Evans; notes on content: sympathy letter and minute from The Mortgage Trust Company of Pa. on the death of Jonathan Evans.
  5. Letters: Sansom - Stork
    Includes letters from the following:
    • Sansom, William
      1 ALS 1816 (from Cape May), addressed to brother Thomas Stewardson; notes on content: notifying TS of the death of Francis Cope by drowning.
    • Scattergood, Alfred G.
      1 ALS 1911 (from Awbury), addressed to "Algie"; notes on content: sympathy letter on death of Jonathan Evans.
    • Scattergood, J. Henry
      1 ALS 1906 (from Phila.), addressed to Mrs. Evans [Rachel].
    • Sergeant, John
      1 ALS 1843 (from Washington), addressed to Thomas P. Cope; notes on content: Girard court case.
    • Sharpless, Blakey
      1 photocopy of handwritten transcript of ALS, 1844 (from Phila.), addressed to Henry Cope; notes on content: returning money lent to aid Josiah Laturn.
    • Sharpless, Isaac
      1 ALS 1911 (from Haverford College), addressed to friend; notes on content: sympathy letter on death of Jonathan Evans.
    • Shipley, Catharine M.
      1 ALS 1900, addressed to Francis and Anna Cope.
    • Shoemaker, Margaret
      1 photocopy of ALS 1832, addressed to cousin Elizabeth S. Brown.
    • Simpson, Agnes A.
      1 ALS 1902 (from Ashbourne), addressed to Elizabeth; notes on content: thanks Elizabeth for her letter of sympathy.
    • Simpson, H.
      9 ALS 1899-1908 (from Shropshire and elsewhere), addressed to Lilly; Chellie.
    • Simpson, J.
      3 ALS 1870-1894 (from Surryside, near Ashbourne; Ashbourne) addressed to [Lilly].
    • Simpson, R.
      1 ALS 1875 (from Lyme Regis?), addressed to Anna Cope.
    • Simpson, Sallie
      1 ALS 1884 (from Southport), addressed to cousin Anna.
    • Smith, Amelia C.
      1 ALS 1856 (from Germantown), addressed to Lilly and Chellie.
    • Smith, Daniel B.
      2 items: photocopy of typed extract of letter, 1812; ms. poem on death of Francis Cope, [1816?].
    • Smith, E.P.
      1 ALS 1909, addressed to Rachel; notes on content: sympathy letter on death of Francis R. Cope.
    • Smith, Esther Morton
      1 ALS and card 1857, addressed to Nettie Cope.
    • Snover, B.M. (U. of P. Law School)
      1 TLS 1905, addressed to Jonathan Evans; notes on content: grades of son Edward E. Evans.
    • Stokes, Hetty N.
      1 ALS 1898, addressed to Clementine; notes on content: thanks Clementine for sympathizing letter, Hetty is in poor health.
    • Stokes, John
      1 ALS 1860 (from N.Y.), addressed to Thomas P. Cope [his son-in-law].
    • Stokes, Katharine W. (Evans)
      2 ALS 1887, addressed to her brother [Jonathan Evans].
    • Stokes, Mary (Jr.)
      1 ALS 1839 [written from school], addressed to Aunt Elizabeth W. Cope.
    • Stone, Witmer
      5 ALS and printed circular for the Audubon Society, 1896, 1897 (from Academy of Natural Sciences, Phila.), addressed to Frank [Francis R. Cope (1878-1963)]; notes on content: ornithology.
    • Stork, Anna Brown (Cope) (1862-) m. 1891 Theophilus B. Stork
      10 letters: 9 ALS and 1 in hand of her mother and signed by ABS; also ALS of Caroline M. Cope, 1868-1911 (from Awbury and elsewhere), addressed to mother [Anna S. Cope]; Lilly; Chellie; Anna [Anna Cope Evans?].
  6. Letters: Tabor - Tyson
    Includes letters from the following:
    • Tabor, Charles
      5 ALS 1811-1849 (from New Bedford), addressed to Francis R. Cope.
    • Tatum, Hannah
      6 ALS 1900-1907 (from Minnewaska, Ulster Co., N.Y.; Summer Street), addressed to Annette Cope; Caroline Cope.
    • Thomas, John D.
      1 photocopy of handwritten transcript of ALS, 1832 (from Phila.), addressed to uncle Joseph D. Drinker; notes on content: estate of Henry Drinker.
      [Note: additional John D. Thomas letter under Drinker, Rachel in Box 1, folder 4]
    • Thomas, Theodore
      1 ALS 1811 (from Phila.), addressed to William D. Cope [at New Garden Boarding School].
    • Tyson, Eleanor Cope (1807-1847) m. 1832 Job R. Tyson
      4 ALS 1821-1842 (from Phila. and elsewhere), addressed to sister-in-law Rachel R. Cope; Henry Cope; Alfred Cope.
    • Tyson, Jesse
      1 ALS 1865 (from Baltimore), addressed to Clementine Cope.
    • Tyson, Job R.
      5 ALS 1831-1852 (from Phila.; Wheeling, Va.; Lancaster; Washington), addressed to Thomas P. Cope.
  7. Letters: Vanuxem - Yarnall
    Includes letters from the following:
    • Vanuxem, E.C.
      1 ALS 1897 (from Bristol), addressed to Nettie.
    • Vanuxem, M.A.
      2 ALS 1844, 1850 (from Franklin; Bristol), addressed to Susan L. Cope; Alfred Cope.
    • Vaux, Hannah Sansom
      1 ALS 1840 (from Phila.), addressed to cousin Anna S. Brown [later Cope].
    • W., M.N. "Aunt"
      1 ALS 1877 (from Phila.), addressed to "dearly beloved ones."
    • Walker, George
      7 ALS 1872-1888 (from Woodbourne), addressed to William [D. Cope]; Clementine Cope; Annette Cope; notes on content: 11.20.1876 letter to Clementine Cope is a marriage proposal.
    • Walker, Sarah M.
      3 ALS 1858-1872 (from Woodbourne; Arch St.), addressed to Carrie and Nannie [Caroline and Annette Cope]; L.S. [or S.L.?] Cope.
    • Warner, Hannah A.
      1 ALS w/ note added by Yardley Warner 1867 (from Germantown), addressed to "dear friend"; notes on content: expresses her thoughts on some "uneasiness" in their Select Meeting.
    • Warner, Yardley see under Warner, Hannah A.
    • Washington, James A.
      1 photocopy of handwritten transcript of ALS, 1832 (from London), addressed to Henry Cope.
    • West, John K.
      1 ALS 1813 (from New Orleans), addressed to Thomas P. Cope; notes on content: cotton prices, Henry W. Drinker.
    • Williams, Mary
      1 ALS 1864 (from Newport), addressed to Anna.
    • Wills, Amy
      1 ALS 1844 (from Camden), addressed to Henry Cope; notes on content: letter has note on back "interesting specimen of narrow-minded Quakerism" (in whose hand? Elizabeth S. Cope?).
    • Wistar, E.W. [Elizabeth Waln?]
      1 ALS w/ envelope 1873, addressed to Anna S. and Francis R. Cope; notes on content: wedding of Rachel Cope and Jonathan Evans.
    • Wood, Alex C.
      1 ALS 1904 (from Cinnaminson, N.J.), addressed to Francis R. Cope; notes on content: Asylum Board.
    • Wood, Lily C.
      1 ALS 1906 (from East Northfield, Mass.), addressed to Chellie.
    • Wood, Richard D.
      1 ALS and typed minute 1911 (from Phila.), addressed to "Al" [Francis Algernon Evans]; notes on content: sympathy letter on death of brother Ernest M. Evans.
    • Yarnall, Caroline C.
      1 ALS 1880, addressed to Nettie.
    • Yarnall, Caroline R. (Cope) (1802-1881) m. 1828 Edward Yarnall
      6 ALS and 1 AL (8.29.1820 w/ note added by Mary Cope), 1819-1873 (from Burlington and elsewhere), addressed to Rachel R. Cope (sister-in-law); Thomas P. Cope.
      [Note: additional Caroline R. (Cope) Yarnall letters under Cope, Alfred (1806-1875) in Box 3 and Cope, Mary (Drinker) in Box 7]
    • Yarnall, Ellis H.
      1 ALS 1895 (from Zurich), addressed to cousin Carrie; notes on content: sympathy letter on death of her brother Edgar Cope.
    • Yarnall, Emma C.
      1 ALS w/ minute 1839 (from Phila.), addressed to cousin William D. Cope; notes on content: transfer of unsatisfactory indentured servant (from Association for the care of Coloured Orphans) to another party.
    • Yarnall, Francis C.
      1 ALS 1873 (from Wynndown, Overbrook, Montgomery Co., Pa.), addressed to "friend"; notes on content: death of William D. Cope.

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Letters: Cope, Agnes - Cope, Annette
[except Anna S. Cope (1822-1916), see Box 4]
(6 folders)

  1. Cope, Agnes (1876-1899)
    9 letters: 7 ALS, 2 letters in hand of her mother, 3 envelopes 1881-1894 and undated (from Awbury; Woodbourne), addressed to cousin Anna Cope Evans; her grandmother; "Judge."
  2. Cope, Alexis T. (Alexis Thomas) (1850-1883) m. 1875 Elizabeth S. Cope (1848-1937)
    34 ALS 1862-1883 (from Connymead; Montrose and elsewhere), addressed to family (primarily addressed to wife Lilly).
    Notes on content: letter of 11.17.1880 includes interesting comments on Irish servants and class "There is no aristocracy more dangerous to this country than the aristocracy of mere wealth."
  3. Cope, Alfred (1806-1875)
    31 items: 29 letters, ALS and photocopies of handwritten copies of ALS, invitation, poem by AC [in hand of Susan L. Cope] (letters 1.25.1823 w/ notes added by Mary Cope, Caroline R. Cope; 8.8.1833 w/ note added by cousin Mary Ann Cope).
    1823-1871 (from Phila. and elsewhere), addressed to family, especially to brothers Henry and William D. Cope and to nephew Francis R. Cope at Haverford College.
    Notes on content: business concerns and family shipping business; 1834 trip to Madiera, Paris, London; Hicksite Separation, trouble over burial of D. Parrish, 4.6.1840.
  4. Cope, Alfred (Jr.) (1857-1897)
    29 letters: 27 ALS, telegram and letter in hand of [?] and signed by him, 1861-1895 (from Awbury; Europe), addressed to family.
    Notes on content: includes 20 letters, 1875-1876, while accompanying Alexis and Lilly on their wedding trip in Europe.
  5. Cope, Amy Y.
    1 ALS Jan. 5, [1905] (from Fellsworth), addressed to cousin Rachel.
  6. Cope, Annette (1843-1916)
    22 ALS (2.10.1880 w/ note added by Caroline E. Cope), 1853-1904 (from Westtown; Connymead and elsewhere), addressed to family; cousin Sarah M. Walker.
    Notes on content: includes 1878-1880 travel letters while in Europe with sister Caroline E. Cope.

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Letters: Cope, Anna S. (Anna Stewardson) (1822-1916) m. 1847 Francis R. Cope (1821-1909)
(7 folders: ca. 232 letters, letters of 5.12.1858, 11.25.1861, 10.4.1864, 7.23.1865 have note added by Francis R. Cope; letter of 10.12.1874 begun by Anna S. Cope and finished by Rachel C. Evans)
[Note: additional Anna S. Cope letters under Cope, Francis R. (1821-1909) in Box 8]

Letters of Anna S. Cope to family members. Letters are primarily to her husband, Francis R. Cope and to her two eldest daughters, Elizabeth S. Cope (Lilly) and Rachel C. Evans (Chellie) and discuss home life, family and friends activities, children, health concerns and other family matters. While many letters are written from Awbury, many others are from resort areas such as Newport (R.I.) and Northeast Harbor (Me.) where she would spend the hot summer months away from Philadelphia.

  1. Letters, 1839, 1847, 1857-1859
    14 ALS
    Notes on content: 1839 letter tells of boat trip to Salem with [Daniel?] Wheeler on board; letters discuss news of family and friends, children and health matters.
  2. Letters, 1860-1866
    33 ALS
    Notes on content: letters to Francis (at home) with housekeeping and children's clothing instructions (he remained home with some of the children while she was away).
  3. Letters, 1867-1869
    33 ALS
    Notes on content: almost all letters are to husband Francis R. Cope (many while he is in England in 1867).
  4. Letters, 1870-1879
    20 ALS, 1 AL
    Notes on content: many letters to Lilly and Alexis while they were in Europe on their wedding trip.
  5. Letters, 1881-1899
    28 ALS
    Notes on content: many letters are to daughter Lilly, also some to grandchildren Anna and Francis.
  6. Letters, 1900-1906
    48 ALS
    Notes on content: many letters are to daughter Chellie and are mostly written while in Maine and Rhode Island during the summer.
  7. Letters, 1907-1911
    55 ALS
    Notes on content: many letters are to daughter Lilly.

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Letters: Cope, Caleb - Cope, Evelyn
[except Elizabeth S. Cope (1848-1937), see Box 6]
(10 folders)

  1. Cope, Caleb (1736-1824)
    4 ALS 1802-1805 (from Lancaster), addressed to son Thomas P. Cope (1768-1854).
    Notes on content: letters discuss business related court cases.
  2. Cope, Caroline E. (1840-1944)
    33 ALS, account 1852-1911 (from Woodbourne, Connymead and elsewhere), addressed to family.
    Notes on content: primarily travel letters while in Europe and New England.
    [Note: additional Caroline E. Cope letters under Cope, Annette in Box 3 and Cope, Susan L. in Box 10]
  3. Cope, Clementine (1835-1903) [folder 1: 1850-1879]
    53 ALS 1850-1879 (from Woodbourne and elsewhere), addressed to family.
    Notes on content: letter of 5.18.1860 to R. Anna Cope after death of sister Eleanor Cope, discusses 2 photographs of Eleanor taken after death; letters of 3.27.1865-6.10.1865 while she was teaching at the Freedmen's Association School in Baltimore, discusses manners and customs of Baltimore society; letters of 1869, 1878-1879 while in Europe with sisters (includes comment on women losing their self-reliance once they get married).
  4. Cope, Clementine (1835-1903) [folder 2: 1880-1901]
    39 ALS 1880-1901 (from Europe and elsewhere), addressed to family, many to brother Alexis and wife Lilly.
    Notes on content: 1880, 1886 traveling in Europe.
    [Note: additional Clementine Cope letter under Cope, Susan L. in Box 10]
  5. Cope, Edgar (1838-1895)
    11 ALS 1852-1856 (from Westtown and Haverford) and 1886-1895 (from Overbrook), addressed to family.
  6. Cope, Edward D. (Edward Drinker) (1840-1897)
    4 letters: 3 ALS, photocopy of ALS, 1865-1876 (from Haverford and elsewhere), addressed to relatives.
    Notes on content: 1873 spiritual sympathy letters; 10.10.1876 photocopy of ALS tells of doings on past 2 months on fossil dig.
  7. Cope, Eleanor T. (Eleanor Tyson) (1879-1973) m. Henry W. Foote
    4 letters: 2 ALS, 1 photocopy of ALS, 1 letter in hand of mother and signed by ETC, ca. 1884?-1897 (from Woodbourne and elsewhere), addressed to relatives.
  8. Cope, Elizabeth Stokes Waln (1780-1852) 2nd wife of Thomas Pim Cope (1768-1854)
    1 ALS 1849 (from Phila.), addressed to [granddaughter] Clementine Cope.
  9. Cope, Elizabeth Waln Stokes (1823-1902) m. 1849 Thomas Pim Cope (1823-1900)
    20 letters: 19 ALS, telegram, 1853-1902 (from Phila. and elsewhere), addressed to cousin Clementine, sister-in-law Anna S. Cope and other relatives.
  10. Cope, Evelyn F.M. (Evelyn Flower Morris) (1877-1947) m. 1903 Francis R. Cope (1878-1962)
    5 ALS 1899-1911 (from Dundale and elsewhere), addressed to relatives.

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Letters: Cope, Elizabeth S. (Elizabeth Stewardson) (1848-1937) ["Lillie" or "Lilly"] m. 1875 Alexis T. Cope (1850-1883)
(6 folders of ca. 190 letters, also a few acrostics, poems, drawings, clipping)
[Note: additional Elizabeth S. Cope letters under Evans, Rachel C. in Box 14, folder 1]

Letters of Elizabeth S. Cope to family members. Letters are primarily to her parents (especially her mother) and sister Rachel C. Evans and discuss family news and activities, friends, travel. Letters are also addressed to Elizabeth S. Cope's brothers and children, as well as to sisters-in-law Annette, Caroline and Clementine Cope and are written from Awbury, Woodbourne and various vacation resorts, etc.. Elizabeth married Alexis T. Cope (1850-1883) in 1875; there are interesting letters regarding the announcement of their engagement in 1873, which had been previously kept secret; also letters after Alexis' death in 1883 expressing her loss.

  1. Letters, 1848, 1857, 1861-1869
    24 ALS, 1 LS by her father, Francis R. Cope as if written by her.
    Notes on content: letter of 10.19.1848 written by Francis R. Cope as if by her on the day after her birth, announcing her arrival to her aunt, Susan S. Brown; letters are chiefly to her parents while she was away from home.
  2. Letters, 1870-1879
    38 ALS
    Notes on content: letters while traveling (Mt. Desert; Washington, D.C. and elsewhere); 11.27.1872 letter to Alexis T. Cope after death of his mother; 7.22.1873 letter to sister Rachel and Jonathan Evans in Europe on their wedding trip, informing them of her engagement to Alexis T. Cope and the elaborate mechanism for announcing it - it had previously been kept secret [from all but sister Chellie?]; 1875 letters after wedding, on wedding trip.
  3. Letters, 1880-1889
    28 ALS
    Notes on content: 9.19.1883 letter to Clementine Cope telling of Alexis' illness (typhoid); letters after death of Alexis are chiefly to her mother and sister, letter of 7.13.1884 to Rachel talks about her loss, "weight of oppression."
  4. Letters, 1890-1896
    38 ALS; also drawings, acrostic.
    Notes on content: 6.23.1891 letter to son Frank with 4 ink drawings of their dog "Rex" illustrating the dog's bad behavior; copy of acrostic [on names Elizabeth S. Cope, Alexis T. Cope] by her father "written on the anniversary of Alexis's death September 22nd 1891 by F.R.C.", also letter of 9.27.1891 thanking him for same; letters are primarily to her mother and contain news of household affairs, friends and family.
  5. Letters, 1897-1899
    19 ALS; also acrostics.
    Notes on content: 1897 letters from Saranac Lake, N.Y. while attending brother Alfred Cope during his last illness; "Birthday acrostic" Oct. 18, 1898; "Acrostic by E.S.C." on name of Rex [her dog].
  6. Letters, 1900-1911
    41 ALS, also booklet of views of "The Bellevue" White Mountains, Intervale, N.H. and clipping on same.
    Notes on content: letters are chiefly to her mother, also to father, sister, Caroline and Annette Cope, brother Thomas P. Cope; many while traveling in Boston; Intervale, N.H.; Cape May; New Orleans, etc.; letter of 8.25.1910 comments on reading letters of William D. Cope telling of the Separation of 1827-1828 and its effects on Quaker families at Friendsville Meeting; letters of 3.26, 4.2 and 4.16.1911 to her sister Rachel C. Evans on learning of death of Jonathan Evans; Elizabeth's thoughts on death.

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