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Cooper Family Photograph Album and Loose Photographs

Identifier: SFHL-PA-048
The photographs were removed from the Cooper-Richardson Family Papers, RG5/032. This collection includes a bounded album of cartes de visite of family members, a few sketches, and some black and white loose photographs. The loose photographs, though primarily of individual members of the Cooper family, also capture a family reunion and the New Jersey meeting house. Of special interest are sketches of famous authors such as William Bryant and Henry W. Longfellow.


  • 1873 - 1927


Limitations on Accessing the Collection

This collection is available for research use.

Copyright and Rights Information

Copyright has not been assigned to Friends Historical Library. All requests for permission to reproduce images must be submitted to the Curator. Permission for publication is given on behalf 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.


.13 Cubic Feet (Half a box, stored with PA-049)


The Cooper family were Quakers from New Jersey and Pennsylvania. This collection consists of a bound photograph album and loose photographs, dating from about 1873 to 1927, including family portraits and some photographs of their New Jersey meeting house.

Biographical / Historical

The Cooper family were Quakers of New Jersey and Pennsylvania, attending meetings in the Woodbury and Byberry areas. William Evans Cooper (1812-1856) married Elizabeth Matlack Roberts (1815-1902) at Woodbury Monthly Meeting in Gloucester County, N.J., in 1836. They had 8 children: Annie who married Ezra Lippincott, Sarah, Mary Kaighn who married Nathaniel Richardson, Elizabeth Roberts, Joseph Morgan, Lucy who married Elisha Hunt Walker, William Alfred who married Mary Bagg, and Henry R. Cooper who married Jessie Bagg. Sarah and Anna C. Richardson, daughters of Mary K. and Nathaniel Richardson, were both teachers and active Friends. Their father was an acknowledged minister.


The collection is divided into the family photograph album and loose photographs.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Part of Cooper-Richardson Family Papers, 1863-1977, SFHL/RG5/032.

Related Materials

This collection of photographs was separated from Cooper-Richardson Family Papers (SFHL/RG5/032). See also Cooper-Richardson Family Pictures (SFHL/PA/118) and Cooper Family Papers (SFHL/RG5/031).
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