Thomas P. Cope estate settlement papers
Scope and Contents
This collection is comprised of a single folder of materials related to the settlement of Thomas P. Cope's estate. Included are letters and documents of Edward Evans, Walter Penn Shipley, and members of the United States Treasury and United States District Attorney's office.
- Cope, Thomas Pim (Person)
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Attorney Edward Evans represented Walter Penn Shipley as the surviving executor of the estate of Thomas P. Cope. All parties were Quakers. Shipley had brought a suit against the United States government for the refunding of taxes he had paid for the estate. The case was won by Evans on behalf of Shipley.
Thomas Pim Cope (1823-1900) was born on February 7, 1823, in Pennsylvania, the son of Henry Cope (1793-1865) and Rachel Reeve (1794-1863). In 1835, Cope attended Haverford College (then called The Haverford School). He married Elizabeth Waln Stokes in 1849, and the couple had eight children. The marriage led to disownment for "marrying out." As an Elder, Cope accompanied Samuel Morris to Europe. In 1864, Thomas Pim Cope cultivated a collection of rare trees and shrubs, and commissioned the landscape architect William Saunders to assist in the design of "Awbury" in Germantown, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He died in Philadelphia in 1900.
This collection contains materials related to the settlement of Thomas P. Cope's estate. Included are letters and documents of Edward Evans, Walter Penn Shipley, and members of the United States Treasury and United States District Attorney's office.
Processed by Kara Flynn; completed March, 2016.
- Thomas P. Cope estate settlement papers, 1908-1914
- Kara Flynn
- March, 2016
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