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David Cooper memoir

Identifier: HC.MC-975-07-108

Scope and Content note

This collection is comprised of the original single volume memoir of David Cooper, and a photocopy. Cooper wrote the manuscript during his later years, when his health was failing, so that his children would be able to reference an account of his life after his death. A note on the inside cover reads: "A Gift of David Cooper to his daughter Martha Allinson." In the memoir, Cooper recounts his early life, his family history, his marriage, the birth of his children, his Quakerism, his struggles with his faith, his work as a representative in 1761, and his attendance at Quaker Meetings.


  • 1724-1795


Use Restrictions

Standard Federal Copyright Law Applies (U.S. Title 17).

Biographical note

David Cooper (1724-1795) was born in New Jersey in the twelfth month, 1724, the son of John Cooper and Ann Clarke. He married Sybil Matlack Cooper, and the couple had at least two children who lived to adulthood: Amos Cooper and Martha Allinson. He died in Gloucester County, N.J. in 1795.


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Related materials

  • MC 968 Allinson family papers
  • MC 975.03.002 Martha Allinson commonplace book

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Processed by Kara Flynn; completed November 2015.


David Cooper memoir, 1724-1795
Kara Flynn
November 2015
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