Thomas P. Cope packetship logbooks
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This collection is comprised of the handwritten copies of nine of the logbooks of Thomas P. Cope's packet ships, as well as a folder of related materials.
Standard Federal Copyright Law Applies (U.S. Title 17).
Thomas Pim Cope (1768 1854) was born on August 26, 1768, in Lancaster County Pa, 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, 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 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.
0.54 Linear Feet (10 folders)
The Thomas P. Cope packetship logbooks were donated to Quaker & Special Collections, Haverford College, in 1943 by Thomas P. Cope.
Processed by Kara Flynn; completed December 2015.
- Thomas P. Cope packet ship logbooks, 1817-1876
- Kara Flynn
- December 2015
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