Thomas Pim Cope diaries
Scope and Contents
This collection is composed of 11 volumes of the handwritten journals of Thomas Pim 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, and discussions of international politics.
The collection is open for research use.
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Thomas Pim Cope (1768-1854) was born on August 26, 1768, in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, 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, and 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 the 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.
3 Linear Feet (11 volumes)
Cope was a Quaker merchant, founder of Cope family shipping business, and member of Philadelphia City Council and Pennsylvania legislature. His diary entries cover a variety of topics including weather, religious and personal reflection, business interests, family news, and discussions of international politics.
The contents of the Related Correspondence folder came from J. Morris Evans in 1999.
The Thomas Pim Cope diaries were donated to Special Collections, Haverford College in 1945 by Edward W. Evans.
Processed by Kara Flynn; completed July, 2015.
- Thomas Pim Cope diaries, 1800-1851
- Kara Flynn
- August, 2015
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