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Thomas P. Cope estate settlement papers

Identifier: HC.MC-950-193

Scope and Content note

This collection is comprised of a single folder of materials related to the settlement of Thomas P. Cope's estate. Included are letters and documents of Edward Evans, Walter Penn Shipley and members of the U.S. Treasury and U.S. District Attorney's office.


  • 1908-1914


Use Restrictions

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

Historical note

Attorney Edward Evans represented Walter Penn Shipley as the surviving executor of the estate of Thomas P. Cope. All parties were Quakers. Shipley had brought a suit against the U.S. government for the refunding of taxes he had paid for the estate. The case was won by Evans on behalf of Shipley.

Biographical note

Thomas Pim Cope (1823-1900) was born on February 7, 1823 in Pennsylvania, the son of Henry Cope (1793-1865) and Rachel Reeve (1794-1863). In 1835, Cope attended Haverford College (then The Haverford School). He married Elizabeth Waln Stokes in 1849 and the couple had eight children. The marriage led to disownment for "marrying out." As an Elder, Cope accompanied Samuel Morris to Europe. In 1864, Thomas Pim Cope cultivated a collection of rare trees and shrubs, and commissioned the landscape architect William Saunders to assist in the design of "Awbury" in Germantown, Philadelphia, Pa. He died in Philadelphia, Pa. in 1900.


1 folders





Related materials

  • MC 1013 Thomas P. Cope family papers
  • MC.950.045 Thomas Cope papers
  • MC.975.01.013 Thomas Pim Cope diaries
  • MC.975.02.005 Thomas P. Cope letters
  • MC.975.11.009 Thomas P. Cope packetship logbooks
  • MC.975.08.005 Cope family financial records

Processing Information

Processed by Kara Flynn; completed March 2016.
Thomas P. Cope estate settlement papers, 1908-1914
Kara Flynn
March 2016
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