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Cooper Family Papers

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-RG5-031
The larger part of the collection is composed of genealogical research. There also is some family correspondence, wills and marriage certificates, manuscript and printed materials, memorabilia, and photographs of the ancestors and descendents of William and Sarah Morgan Cooper.

Dates

  • 1780-1926

Creator

Limitations on Accessing the Collection

Collection is open for research.

Copyright and Rights Information

Copyright has not been assigned to Friends Historical Library. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in to the Director. Permission for publication is given on behalf of Friends Historical Library as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by reader.

Extent

1 Linear Feet (2 boxes)

Overview

William Cooper, a New Jersey Quaker and Elder of Woodbury Monthly Meeting, married Sarah Morgan in 1806. They had six children and resided at “Greenfield” in Woodbury. This collection contains family correspondence, wills and marriage certificates, other manuscript and printed materials, memorabilia, and photographs of the ancestors and descendents of William and Sarah Morgan Cooper. Includes historical writings of Howard Mickle Cooper and the genealogical notes compiled by Lucy Smyth Cooper.

Biographical / Historical

William Cooper, a New Jersey Quaker and Elder of Woodbury Monthly Meeting, married Sarah Morgan in 1806. They had six children and resided at “Greenfield” in Woodbury.

Arrangement

The collection is divided into five series:
  1. Correspondence
  2. Wills and related papers
  3. Memorabilia
  4. Pictures
  5. Genealogy

Physical Location

For current information on the location of materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donors: Emily Cooper Johnson, 1959, and Elizabeth M. Cooper, 1961-1962

Related Materials

See also:
  1. Emily Cooper Johnson Papers, RG5/078
  2. Cooper family pictures, PA 118

Separated Materials

The following materials have been removed from the collection and recatalogued:
  1. Philadelphia Yearly Meeting Discipline, 1719. See Disciplines.
  2. In oversize picture collection, Portraits: Mahlon Betts (1795-1867) of Wilmington, Del.
  3. In oversize picture collection, Portraits: Mary (Seal) Betts (1795-1891) (Photographed from oil portraits by Benjamin Otis(?)
  4. Marriage certificates: see marr. certs. in chart case
  5. Marriage certificate: Kaighin, Joseph to Mickle, Sarah. 4mo 16 1795. See Marriage Certificates in Chart Case.
  6. Marriage certiificates: Cooper, John to Kaighn, Mary M. 10mo 18 1843. See Marriage Certificates in Chart Case.

Processing Information

Originally processed before 1967 by FHL staff. Rehoused and finding aid revised in 2015.

Creator

Title
An Inventory of the Cooper Family Papers, 1780-1926
Author
FHL staff
Date
Before 1967
Language of description
English
Sponsor
Encoding made possible by a grant by the Gladys Kriebel Delmas Foundation to the Philadelphia Consortium of Special Collections Libraries

Revision Statements

  • 2016: This electronic finding aid was updated in Summer 2016 by Abdulrezak Kemal in preparation for importing into ArchivesSpace, to conform to current markup standards and the ArchivesSpace data model.

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