This collection is composed of eleven volumes of the handwritten journals of Thomas Pym Cope, as well as ten typed transcriptions of all but the first diary. Entries cover a variety of topics including weather, religious and personal reflection, business interests, family news, discussions of international politics.
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Thomas Pim Cope (1768 1854) was born on August 26, 1768, in Lancaster County Pa, the son of Caleb and Mary (Mendenhall) Cope. He married Mary Drinker (1766 1825) in 1792., and the couple had at least four children, two sons and two daughters.
Cope was a Quaker merchant, founder of Cope family shipping business, member of Philadelphia City Council and Pennsylvania legislature. In 1821, Cope established his first packet line to Liverpool, England. Cope was very involved in local politics; in 1837 he was a member of Convention to amend the Constitution of Pennsylvania, he was the President of the Board of Trade and of the Mercantile Library, as well as a member of the first board of Haverford College. Cope also helped create Fairmount Park by securing Lemon Hill.
Thomas Pim Cope died November 22, 1854, at the age of 86.
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Thomas Pim Cope diaries (HC.MC.975.01.013), Quaker & Special Collections, Haverford College, Haverford, PA. http://archives.tricolib.brynmawr.edu/repositories/5/resources/774 Accessed December 06, 2019.