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Cope, Gilbert



  • Existence: 1840 - 1928

Found in 6 Collections and/or Records:

Gilbert Cope papers

Identifier: HC.MC-950-044

Gilbert Cope (1840-1928) was a historian, genealogist, and photographer. He was born and raised in West Chester, Pa. and was a Quaker who spent his life researching, recording and photographing life in Chester County.This collection is comprised of the typed diary transcript of entries dated 1869, as well as the Genealogy of Kirk-Price and Cox-Garrett ancestors, and miscellaneous notes pertaining to the Gilbert Cope foundation of genealogy and historical research.

Dates: 1869

Delaware County Institute of Science Genealogy Collection , 1875

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 013
Scope and Contents

Genealogical notes, charts, memoranda of various families collected by Minshall Painter and arranged and indexed by genealogist Gilbert Cope, 1875. Envelope contains Advices of Philadelphia Yearly Meeting to its members in relation to the Slave trade and other notes.

Dates: 1875

Watson Dewees Notes on Meetings and Meetinghouses

Identifier: HC.MC-975-11-059

This collection contains letters, notes, and journal entries entailing various Quaker meeting locations in the Pennsylvania-New Jersey area as well as their dates of origin and operation. These locations are in Philadelphia, PA, Abington, PA, Caln, PA, Western, PA, Burlington, NJ, Buck, PA, Haddonfield, NJ, and Salem, NJ.

Dates: 1910 - 1918

George School Collection of Meeting House and George School Photographs

Identifier: SFHL-PA-070

This collection of photographs was assembled by the George School Archives and transferred to the Friends Historical Library. It consists primarily of photographs of Philadelphia-area Quaker Meeting Houses taken by Gilbert Cope and A.A. Buzby from the 18070s to 1930s. There are also a few photographs by other photographers, photographs of Meeting Houses beyond Philadelphia, and George School graduating classes. George School is a Quaker school in Bucks County, Pennsylvania.

Dates: 1870 - 1936

Memorials of the Ancestors of the Hall Family, 1758 - 1879

 Collection — Othertype MSS-052
Identifier: MSS 052
Scope and Contents

Beautifully bound volume of Cope's research on the Ancestors of Estelle, William J., Florence, Alice, and Abby M. Hall. Quakers of Swarthmore, Pa., with close connection to Swarthmore College. Contains some original papers.

Dates: 1758 - 1879

Roberts Family Genealogical Papers,

Identifier: SFHL-RG5-131
Abstract This collection consists of unpublished books and papers compiled by Charles and Lucy Roberts on the descendants of Robert Cadwalader of Wales and his children who came to America, settled in Gwynedd Township, and took the surname Roberts. After the death of Charles Roberts in 1902, his widow, Lucy Roberts, hired Gilbert Cope to continue the compilation and put it in useful order with the intention of publication. Cope had family group sheets bound into two large volumes, which he called...
Dates: 1864-1918

Additional filters:

Collection 4
Archival Object 2
Quakers -- Genealogy 3
genealogies (histories) 2
Bucks County (Pa.) -- History -- Sources 1
Delaware County (Pa.) -- Genealogy 1
Genealogists -- Pennsylvania 1