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Box 5


Contains 7 Results:

Deed of partition, n.d.

 Item — Box: 5, Object: 1
Scope and Contents

This Deed is partitioning the estate of Alfred Cope. This copy belonged to Edward Drinker Cope.

Dates: n.d.

Letters to Alfred Cope, 1848 - 1869

 Item — Box: 5, Folder: 1
Scope and Contents

Letter writers include: E. [A.?] Bassett, John E. Carter, Mrs. W.W. Comfort, J.M. Douglas, William Evans, Jr., John B. Garrett, Fanny M. Jackson, George Scattergood.

Dates: 1848 - 1869

Documents from before his death, 1886 - 1896

 Item — Box: 5, Folder: 3
Scope and Contents

Contents include:

Contract with the American Museum of Natural History. 1891 2/1 [for purchase of Cope Collection of North American Fossil Mammals]

Sierra Grande Mining Company. 1886 [includes: certificate and agreement for 23 shares of stock)

Contract with D. Appleton & Co. to write a book, The Origin of the Fittest. 1886

Dates: 1886 - 1896

Estate documents, 1897 - 1931

 Item — Box: 5, Folder: 4
Scope and Contents Contents include: Will. 1895Codicil. 1895 [directing that his brain and skeleton be preserved at the Anthropometric Society, and that the remainder of his body be burned and the ashes preserved with those of his friends Joseph Leidy and "Dr. Jno. A, Ryder [sic]"]Will. 1897 [used to distribute his estate]Correspondence re sale of Cope bequest paleontological collection to the Academy of Natural Science in Philadelphia. 1897-1902 [most of the...
Dates: 1897 - 1931

Estate business and accounting documents, 1897 - 1902

 Item — Box: 5, Folder: 5
Scope and Contents

Contents include:

Receipts and requests for receipts for bequests. 1899-1903

Accounting documents for estate. 1897-1903

Dates: 1897 - 1902