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Cooper-Richardson family photographs

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-PA-118

Scope and Contents

This collection is primarily made up of black and white photographs, alongside a few colored photos. The photos are of various members of the Cooper family, along with photos of family homes. There is a bound d 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.

Dates

  • 1863 - 1977

Creator

Limitations on Accessing the Collection

This collection is available for research use.

Copyright and Rights Information

Some of the items in this collection may be protected by copyright. The user is solely responsible for making a final determination of copyright status. If copyright protection applies, permission must be obtained from the copyright holder or their heirs/assigns to reuse, publish, or reproduce relevant items beyond the bounds of Fair Use or other exemptions to the law. See http://rightsstatements.org/vocab/UND/1.0/.

Biographical / Historical

The Cooper family were Quakers of New Jersey and Pennsylvania, attending meetings in the Woodbury and Byberry areas. Materials in this collection focus on the children of William E. and Elizabeth Roberts Cooper, their spouses and children. 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.

Extent

.25 Cubic Feet (1 box)

Language

English

Overview

The Cooper family were Quakers of New Jersey and Pennsylvania, attending meetings in the Woodbury and Byberry areas. Materials in this collection focus on the children of William E. and Elizabeth Roberts Cooper, their spouses and children. 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. This collection is primarily made up of black and white photographs, alongside a few colored photos. The photos are of various members of the Cooper family, along with photos of family homes and Quaker meetinghouses.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The collection was given by Caroline Dwight Bain, descendant of the Cooper family through Henry R. and Jessie (Bagg) Cooper: 1987, 2006.004, 2009.018. Part of the Cooper-Richardson Family Papers, RG5/032.

Related Materials

RG5-031 Cooper Family Papers; RG5-032 Cooper-Richardson Family Papers; MSS 002/191 Annie H. and Mary Cooper albums; PA 175 Cooper family pictures.

Separated Materials

This collection was removed from the Cooper-Richardson Family Papers, RG5/032.

Processing Information

In 1987 photographs removed from the collection were placed in Individual Portraits and meeting house files. The album was placed in PA 48 and pamphlets in FHL reference. In 2013, photographs were removed to PA 118 with a separate inventory.

In 2019, PA 48 (album and loose photographs) was consolidated into PA 118, as was PA 18 (reunion album).
Author
Zoe Peyton Jones
Date
2019
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

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