Cope family financial records
Scope and Contents
This collection is comprised of four volumes of the Cope family's financial records, including an account book, a Pennsylvania bank account book, and two family cash books. The collection includes both business and personal financial records.
- Cope, Thomas P. (Thomas Pim) (Person)
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 a member of both the 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.
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The Cope family's financial records include an account book, a Pennsylvania bank account book, and two family cash books. The collection includes both business and personal financial records.
Processed by Kara Flynn; completed November, 2015.
- Cope family financial records, 1789-1883
- Kara Flynn
- November, 2015
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