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Alexis T. Cope (1850-1888), son of William and Susan Cope graduated from Haverford College in 1868. He married Elizabeth Stewardson Brown Cope, his cousin, in 1875. He was a member of the Academy of Natural Sciences in Philadelphia and built the house known as Woodbourne in Dimock, PA.
Evelyn Flower Morris Cope (18977-1947) was the daughter of Theodore Morris and M.L. Morris. She married Francis R. Cope, Jr. and had one daughter, Theodora Morris Cope.
Francis R. Cope (1821-1909), son of Henry and Rachel Reeve Cope attended Haverford College from 1835-38. He married Anna Stewardson Brown Cope in 1847. A merchant, he was a member of the Board of Managers of Friends Asylum (now Friends Hospital) in Philadelphia from 1865 to 1904.
Francis R. Cope, Jr. (1878-1962) was born in Philadelphia, the son of Quakers Alexis T. Cope and Anna Stewardson Brown Cope. He graduated from Haverford College in 1900 where he was president of his class. He took his M.A. from Harvard University. In 1903, he held the Robert Treat Paine Fellowship from Harvard, and in 1904, he traveled in Germany and England as an honorary John Harvard Fellow. Upon his return, he was made Secretary of the Pennsylvania Civil Service Reform Association and was later Secretary of the Philadelphia Committee of Seventy. In 1912, he began his career as a farmer at Woodbourne in Dimock, PA. and formed a partnership with Russell Dayton, a local dairy farmer. There Cope developed a dairy and orchard business, studying fruit trees and experimenting with new varieties, grafting and other techniques. He was also greatly interested in education and civic affairs, as well as forestry and conservation of wild life. He helped save the Tionesta Forest in N.W. PA, a 4,000-acre tract of virgin timber purchased by the U.S. Forest Service in 1934. He was a vice-president of the American Forestry Association. He was a naturalist and ornithologist and traveled widely to give lectures, particularly on flora and fauna of New Zealand. He was interested in photography, books, storytelling. In 1903, he married Evelyn Flower Morris, a Bryn Mawr graduate. He was a founding member of the Dimock Community Church, and was a member of many organizations. Francis and Evelyn started a nature camp for local teenagers near Dimock. In 1928, Cope and his daughter, Theodora, took a trip to the South Pacific, primarily New Zealand. Evelyn died in 1947, and Francis Cope married Margaret Wysong. In 1956, he deeded 500 acres of Woodbourne forest to the Nature Conservancy.
Theodora Morris Cope (1906-2000) received an MSc and PhD from Cornell, writing two theses on vertebrate ecology of several PA virgin forests, including Woodbourne. While in Canada to study birds, she met and married John Frederick Stanwell-Fletcher in 1937. Their child is Patricia Bidlake. He left in 1946 and she remarried, first Lowell Sumner and then Philip Gray. She was the author of Driftwood Valley: a Woman Naturalist in the Northern Wilderness; The Tundra World; Clear Lands and Icy Seas: a Voyage to the Eastern Arctic; and Some Accounts of Flora and Fauna of the Driftwood Valley Region of North Central British Columbia with her husband, John Stanwell-Fletcher.
John Frederick Stanwell-Fletcher (1903- ) was born in England to a military family. He ran away from school to join the army in 1918; went to India, returning in 1925 and then emigrated to Canada. There he became a member of the Royal Mounted Police, 1926-29 and volunteered for service in the Arctic on behalf of various scientific institutions. He spoke 3 dialects of Eskimo and was "fairly fluent" in Hindustani. He served in the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II. Later, he worked on the railroad, as an instructor for athletic clubs. Returning to England, he tried working in an office, but again returned to Canada trapping and trading. He and Theodora M. Cope were married in 1937. He was the author of Pattern of the Tiger as well as some articles on various natural history topics.
Information from internal evidence and the Biographical Catalog of the Matriculates of Haverford College, 1922.
This collection revolves around the material of the Cope family, a Quaker family who lived in the Philadelphia area throughout the nineteenth and twentieth century on the Woodbourne Farm and Orchards. Most of the material is based around the family's papers, correspondence, and speeches. The original collection is primarily arranged alphabetically by major writer, and also includes a box for other families. In addition, there is a section relating to the Cope family property, Woodbourne, in Dimock, PA and there are additional writers, including from the Cope family to be found here. Most of the correspondence, papers, speeches, drawings, and negatives revolve around Woodbourne and the travels of various family members. The papers of Francis R. Cope Jr., his daughter Theodora Morris Cope and her husband John Frederick Stanwell-Fletcher may be of special interest due to their work as naturalists in New Zealand and elsewhere. The addition to the collection is arranged into the following series: correspondence, financial records, genealogical materials, visual materials, books, and materials removed from collection. Within each series the materials are arranged chronologically. Oversized materials are located in flat box 14. Most of these materials run along similar themes of the original collection, there is correspondence about travel, records of family history, and a variety of photographs of the family and from their travels. The books include "A Century of Philadelphia Cricket, 1951" and "Glimpses of the Life of Samuel Morris , 1907," among others.
The original collection is primarily arranged alphabetically by major writer, and also includes a box for other families. In addition, there is a section relating to the Cope family property, Woodbourne, in Dimock, PA and there are additional writers, including from the Cope family to be found here.
The addition to the collection is arranged into the following series: correspondence, financial records, genealogical materials, visual materials, books, and materials removed from collection. Within each series the materials are arranged chronologically. Oversized materials are located in flat box 14.
A genealogical tree of this branch of the Cope family has been created and is available.
Theodora Morris Cope (1906-2000) was married three times: 1st to John Frederick Stanwell-Fletcher, then to Lowell Sumner and finally to Philip Gray. In order to standardize her name throughout this finding aid, she is referred to as Theodora Cope throughout this finding aid. She was also known as "Kitts" to her parents and signed herself that way when writing to them.
In sections on correspondence, a list of all correspondents is provided, followed by descriptions of contents of the most salient topics and occasionally an overview of topics with threads throughout that particular portion of the correspondence.
When item counts are given for materials in the collection, these are estimates, not perfect counts
A folder of materials from the same donor which was donated in 2012 and cataloged as collection no. 1230 B has been added to box 23 of this collection. The addition to this collection consists of gifts from the same donor from May 2011, November 2015, April 2016, and December 2016.
The original collection was a gift of Patricia C. Bidlake in April 2011. The addition consists of four more gifts, occurring in May 2011, November 2015, April 2016, and December 2016.
The portion of this finding aid about the Addition to the Collection This finding aid was updated in April 2018 by Madison Arnold-Scerbo.
Six Cope family photos have been removed to 988 E (see photographs section for description);
Watercolor drawings by Annette Cope have been removed to 988 E (see Annette Cope papers for description);
Evelyn Flower Morris Cope diploma from Bryn Mawr College, no date, has been removed to 990 B
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- Diana Franzusoff Peterson
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- July 2011
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Business letters to Alexis Cope re Woodbourne, 1870s & 1880s;
Letters to Cope from Thomas Chase, LaVerne? Tiffany and George Walker;
Cope's diary from 1866;
Notebook with pressed plants;
Poem about A.T. Cope by Francis R. Cope Jr.
Three glass negatives of Cope have been placed in box 26
Papers of Agnes Cope include:
Letter to her aunt, Clementine Cope and a poem; 6 Watercolor and pencil drawings and a notebook with pencil drawings
Papers of Alfred Cope include:
Letter to Clementine Cope, 1860, with a note on the verso from Thomas P. Cope
Papers of Anna S. Cope include:
Correspondence (excluding letters from Francis R. Cope and Elizabeth S.B. Cope). ca. 10 items. Letter writers include: Eleanor Carey, J.R. Haines, Mary Haines, Anne Macdonnell, H. Simpson, Elizabeth Smith
Papers of Annette Cope (2 folders) include:
Correspondence with Sarah Walker, 1873-74, letter from Emma Newbold Janvier; Account book, 1895; Journal, 1862; Two small notebooks with drawings from Italy and Philadelphia; Poem; Ca. 30 watercolor drawings of England, Italy and U.S. Oversized: removed to 988 E
Papers of Caroline E. Cope include:
3 notebooks of poems and quotations and loose poems; newspaper article about Cope
Papers of Clementine Cope include:
Diary kept in Italy, 1879;
Correspondence and poems on the death of Susan L. Cope in 1872;
Letters from Elizabeth W. Cope and husband Alfred Cope, 1854 & 1860;
Album of collected prints, drawings, newspaper clippings;
The bulk of Cope's letters are to her mother, Anna S. Cope, writing from Woodbourne, but also on trips to New Orleans, Ann Arbor, MI, later Cambridge MA where her daughter Eleanor Foote lives. She discusses family health and activities and whom she has seen Some envelopes have notes about contents of the letters.
Letter writers include: Anna S. Cope (mother), 1905-1914, Eleanor Cope (later: Foote) (daughter), Evelyn F. Cope, Francis R. Cope, Francis R. Cope Jr., Thomas P. Cope III, Henry W. Foote, Anna C. Hartshorne, Jane Pretlow-White, A.A. Simpson, Marilyn Sprague, William Van Camp and daughter Margaret
The letters relate family news and some travel
Cope, Francis R. Jr. Dundale, 1903 10/1. Return of Eleanor and Henry Foote from their wedding trips
Cope, Francis R. Jr. Mt. Kisco, NY, 1903 9/15. Gave his speech to C.A. Society
Cope, Francis R. Jr. Newport, R.I., 19003 9/4. Tells all that his mother has done for him
Cope, Francis R. Jr. Dundale, 1908 7/29. Wedding plans, including presiding Bishop
Cope, Thomas P. III. Pasadena, CA, 1920 2/22. Increasing belief in primitive Quakerism
Hartshorne, Anna C. Tokyo, Japan, 1916 1/8. On the death of ESBC's mother, Anna
Simpson, A.A. Dimock, PA, 1906 6/6. Burning of barns at Woodbourne
Van Camp, William. Dimock, PA 1905 2/23. Someone entered the house illegally
Papers include: Diaries: 1848-65, 1872-84 (original and photocopy)
Notebook of financial accounts, 1928-39; Stock certificates, 1922-29;
"A short memoir of Alexis Thomas Cope by his wife, being extracts from her diaries" (original and typescript);
Pressed flowers; Journal of botanical names with dates; Notes on botany (botanical specimens found); Pressed flowers gathered at Mentone & Monte Generosa in 1876;
Miscellaneous: "The founders of Awbury - their forebears and descendants" (original and typescript); Dedication to H.D. Traill's "The New Lucian"; Poems; Certificate from Audubon Society; Memo to children to be read after her death
Papers of Evelyn Flower Morris Cope include:
Letters, no date, 8 items, 7 to her mother and 1 to daughter, Margaret;
Letters, poem and birthday calendar to EFMC. The birthday calendar was compiled by friends and relatives;
6 letters to her, especially for aid to Penn School in South Carolina and very specific diet instructions based on health diagnosis (8/30/1943) followed by a doctor's request she fill out an application for supplemental food 11/30/1944);
Diary of a trip to the North West in 1929;
Outline of services at her memorial service, 1947;
Diploma from Bryn Mawr College, no date, removed to 990 B
Papers of Francis R. Cope include:
Letters to his wife, mostly from Awbury (Philadelphia), 1890, 1901-03 (2 folders);
Ca. 10 letters to FRC, including from Charles Binney, Francis R. Cope Jr., Francis Haines, Eleanor Foote, Henry Foote, Anne Harrison, G.E. Huggins
There are three files of correspondence: Letters from FRC Jr, 1882-1940 (ca. 20 items); Letters from FRC Jr sent from New Zealand, 1928-29 (ca. 10 items); and Letters to FRC Jr., A-Z (ca. 10 items)
Highlights of letters from FRC Jr, 1882-1945, include:
to Alf. Cambridge MA, 1902 3/9. Thanks for contribution for Christian Association and the work of endorsing the necessity of a religion "which shall be more closely identified with life..."; Prince Henry visited Harvard
to Aunties [Caroline, Annette & Clementine?] Dimock, PA, 1912 8/6. Reports that he bought 26 acres of Main's Woods for them
to Hon. E.E. Jones. 1913 2/27. Hopes Jones will do everything to have the Agricultural Commission Bill prepared by the Republican State Legislative Committee passed; with response from Jones
to Henry and Eleanor Foote. Lake McDonald, 1924 8/4. Reports extensively on trip to Glacier Park
to Mother. London, 1926 7/19. Describes trip to England
to Sister [Eleanor Foote]. Fort St. James, B.C., 1938 8/12. description of a trip, including Bear Lake
to Sister [Eleanor Foote]. 1945 5/23. Excellence of Roosevelt as president; Truman lacks Roosevelt's contacts, personality and ability to win people's confidence, but is doing a remarkable job, even as Roosevelt would have been able to smooth differences with Russia; hopes to meet with Hollingsworth Wood
The letters from FRC Jr from New Zealand give a detailed picture, especially of the natural sites encountered, and should be read in conjunction with his journals from New Zealand
Letter writers to FRC Jr. include: Will Aitken, Kitts (Theodora Cope), Thomas P. Cope, Delaware Valley Ornithological Club, E.C. Emlen, Betty and Reg Forbes, H.D. Grow, C. Hanawald, National Conservation Assoc., George Pepper, Gifford Pinchot, Elmer Roderick, Grace and Tal Tilman, United Nations Fund, B.H. Washington
Cope, Thomas P. Pasadena, CA, ca. 1943. Uncle T. has given the ship paintings to Haverford College Library and the letters from the captains to the Cope Brothers. A photo identified as "FRC?" is attached
Delaware Valley Ornithological Club (Wm Shryock). Philadelphia, 1897 1/21. FRC Jr. elected to membership in the club.
Hanawald, C. Bear Lake, British Columbia, 1939 6/21. Thanks for letter, including mails for the First Nations peoples which have been greatly appreciated and a reference to "unearned windfalls"
Pinchot, Gifford. Harrisburg, PA 1931 6/25. Signed a bill that will act on FRC Jr.'s recommendation
United Nations Fund (Sumner Welles). New York, 1946 9/3. Asks FRC Jr. to sign a letter to be presented to the Pres. of the General Assembly of the UN, P.H. Spaak, at its first meeting in America, as well as money.
Box 9 contains: Four New Zealand volumes dated 1928-29, with detailed manuscript information and inserts, such as post cards and maps, as well as a separate typed section.
Box 10 contains volumes and separate sections; volumes often contain inserts as above: Glacier National Park and Canadian Northwest, 1924; Japan, 1929; Itinerary of trip, outline of travel talk and diary of trip to Sumatra and Java, 1929; Tionesta Forest, 1933; Jasper National Park and Maligne Lake, 1934; British Columbia, 1938; Georgia and South Carolina, 1939; Cranberry Island, ME, 1942 Western U.S., 1954;
The calendar diaries offer a few lines at most, generally beginning with the weather;
The financial accounts are in four notebooks with detailed information about investments, contributions, profits, losses and, in 1900, a listing of FRC Jr.'s estate;
The articles are in two folders and include both published and typescript materials primarily by FRC Jr., ranging in subject from crime against children, birds, politics and some more extensive information on FRC Jr.'s change from Republican to Democrat for the 1936 U.S. election
Some of the speeches have been arranged by subject by Cope or by the donor, others are by date. When dates are available, they are cited. Notebooks often contain associated clippings, notes or other material. The lectures are listed under major themes below.
"Social Responsibility and Religion":
The Bryn Mawr Ideal and the Christian Union, Bryn Mawr College, 1907; A Church and Sunday School for County Folk; Man and his Responsibility to the World in which he Lives, 1958; Father & Son Banquet, 1919; Peace-Makers, 1939; Tests of our Loves and Friendships, 1915; David, Annointed King, 1915
New Problems demand New Methods, 1936; Some Problems in Financing our Rural Schools, 1934; Fitting the School to the Community, 1924; Dedication of New Dimock School House, 1917; Nature Study - a Vital Need in the Program of every Rural School, 1932; An Educational Civic & Social Center for Montrose, 1911; Education: a Chair that needs 4 Legs to stand on, 1955;
In the Wilderness of British Columbia; John J. Audubon; Observations on the Summer birds of the Virgin Forest areas of Northern PA, 1935; Observations on Plant and Animal Life in some Virgin Hemlock Forest Remnants of PA, 1938; Outline of activities in Nature Study, 1944; Safeguarding wild life, 1935;
Little guide posts on the Nature-lover's Trail; Interesting wild flowers & shrubs, 1935; Man's place in Nature; Conservation of Wildlife, 1951; Man's place in Nature; What is behind my little Plan for conserving Nature, 1956
New ideals of Citizenship; Civil service Reform, 1894; Heads up, Watch your Step, 1944; Roosevelt or Reaction, 1938; The new Patriotism, 1918; Why I am a Democrat & will so Vote, 1958; Plea for Election of Adlai Stevenson & the Democratic Ticket, 1956; Whither away America?, 1933; Looking backward and forward, 1932
Education for Adults; Education and Racial Good-will; Some "New Deals' and New ideals in Education, 1934; Nature Study: a vital need in the Program of every Rural School, 1925; What & Why of Nature Study; Call of the Rural Community; Some Thoughts on Schools Most Worth While; Education for Character; Purpose & Power of the Penn School Ideal, 1919; Illiteracy in U.S.; Dedication of the Frisell Memorial Community Building, 1925;
The Country Boy, 1913; Helping to Rebuild a Rural Community; Montrose and the County; Hospital Social Service Work..., 1911; Equal Suffrage: Natural Right and a Force for Civic Righteousness, 1915;
Through Nature to God, 1943 & 1944; Relation between Democracy and the Great City; Necessity for Civic Pride and Cooperation; The Citizenship of the Haverford Man; The College man in Business
"Agriculture & Miscellaneous Country Life Problems, vol. I":
An Agricultural commission for Pennsylvania, 1913; Better Health Necessary to better Farming; The Country Boy, 1913; Montrose and the County, 1916; Equal Suffrage: a Force for Civic Righteousness, 1915; Helping to Re-build a Rural Community, 1918;
"Nature Conservancy" and "Roosevelt, Pinchot, Bailey":
Conservation and the Nature Conservancy, 1961; John Gould of England: Naturalist and Bird Artist, 1804-1881; Theodore Roosevelt, Gifford Pinchot and Liberty Hyde Bailey, 1958
"Addresses on Religious Problems":
Following the Trail: Some Spiritual Reflections among the Lakes, Forests, Valleys & Mountains on the Pathway of Life; Lakes a Sermonette from Nature; To Meet a Crisis: Prepare, Act, Stand Fast; What Would Crist do if He was a Citizen of Dimock; Striking Point in Susquehanna Co, PA Church Survey, 1919; The Rural Church as seen from the Susquehanna Co Religious Survey, 1923; Lengthen your Ropes and Strengthen your Stakes; The Summons: can we Meet it and Carry Through?
"Forestry and Conservation":
Tionesta and other Virgin and Semi-Virgin Forests in PA; Forestry for Farmers; Inspiration of a Great California Redwood Forest; New Objectives in Forestry; A Proposed William Penn Memorial Forest, 1932; Man's Place in Nature; Saving the Tionesta and North Mountain Virgin Forests in PA, 1935; Tionesta Virgin Forest, 1935; Multiple Use Management of Public Forest Lands; Roosevelt, Pinchot and Bailey: Pioneer Fighters for Conservation, 1958; Northwest Wilderness, 1925
"Science Notes: Conservation, Evolution, Geology":
Conservation, 1940 & 1942; Through Nature to God, 1943; The Great Design, 1945; Man and Ape: their Place in Nature; The Geology of One's Own Neighborhood
Penn School (several talks); Miscellaneous Educational Addresses; Church & Community; Nature Study & Science (several talks); Conservation from the Christian Aspect, 1958; Man's Place in Nature; Business Cycles; The Moral Order & Moral Law; Nature Conservancy
"Nature, Birds, Conservation":
New Zealand: Some of its Unique Birds and Bird Problems; Safeguarding Wild Life, 1935; Problems in the Geographic Distribution and Conservation of New Zealand Birds, 1933; New Objectives in Foresty; Saving the Tionesta and North Mountain Virgin Forests in PA, 1935; A Proposed William Penn Memorial Forest, 1932; Talk to Garden Clubs, 1935; Observations on the Summer Birds of the Virgin Forest Areas of Northern PA, 1935
County Grange: a Call to Action; College Men in Politics (written for "The Haverfordian, ca. 1906; The Moral Side of Politics, 1905; Some Significant Results of the Recent Election in Phila., 1906; Montrose & the County: Link them Together, 1916; Obligation and Privilege of Citizenship, 1903; Philadelphia's Need, Haverford's Opportunity, 1907?; Obligations and Privileges of Citizenship, 1903?; How can we Best Teach our Children the duties of Citizenship, 1905; Fair Play and Common Sense: a Plea for the Re-election f Pres. Roosevelt, ca. 1936; Whither Away America, 1933
Clippings re Talks and Miscellaneous
Conservation from the Christian Aspect, 1958; Lest we Forget: a Plea for Just & Mercy toward our Fellow Men: Jews, Negroes, Japs, Share-Croppers & other Minority Groups, 1944; Jew and Christian; The Future Memorial Day & the Red Cross; We Live & Die to Live Again, 1951; Prepare Ye the Way of the Lord, 1911; Greatness by Service to God and Man, 1914; A Long Look Ahead, 1914; Law of Love, 1948; Equal (i.e. Woman) Suffrage, 1915; The New Patriotism, 1918; A Sunday School for Country Folk; Country Church in Relation to Social & Recreational Conditions, 1913; Quakers and Friends, 1953; Jew & Christian; Choosing the Church's Leaders; Dedication of New Dimock School House, 1917
"Susquehanna County Historical Society, 1957": Fifty Years of Progress
"New Zealand Birds and Plants" Contains some speeches, but primarily other information
Notebooks containing the following topics:
Desk calendar with Bird & Weather Records, 1956; Bird Migration and Weather Records, 1935-45; Awbury Bird Notes; Notes on Birds, 1893; New Zealand Birds & Plants (also contains some speeches)
Woodbourne Orchards, 1932-36; Woodbourne Orchards, 1932-34; Farming Equipment and Supplies Inventory; Farm Records, 1920s - 1940s; Apple Sales, 1929-30; Fruit Trees; Technical Progress & Farm Equipment, 1923-24; Orchard yields; List of Evergreens and prices
Dimock Nature Study Club Class & Field Records, 1927
Wide-ranging, miscellaneous topics, arranged in folders.
FRC Jr. estate;
Maps: Map of Dimock Nature Study School (Cope Nature Camp), 1930;
Property map of Lake Ganoga lands, including Cope Property, 1922;
Listing of FRC, Jr. estate at the time of his death, 1963;
FRC Jr.'s list of Books Worth Reading
Politics; Court cases, especially Juvenile Court: Clippings, FRC's notes: NY and Philadelphia
Pencil drawings by FRC Jr.
Miscellaneous clippings and notes: Includes speech at the unveiling of a portrait of FRC Jr., 1960
1 folder (ca. 20 items). Some letters relate to affairs at Woodbourne and report on husband, Jack's, work status.
Mount Cook, New Zealand, 1929 2/1. 4-page letter giving an account of the trip
Sourabaya, Java N. East Indies. 1929 6/16. 2-page letter giving an account of the trip
to Editor of Proceedings of the Penna. Academy of Science. Dimock, PA, 1937 2/4. Regarding the publication of her thesis on Vertebrate Ecology in some format
to "Members of the CUBL. Dimock, PA, 1939 6/30. Living in the wilderness in British Columbia was a life-long ambition, with some descriptions
to F.R. Cope Jr. 1947 9/13. Some of the work at Woodbourne that Jack (Stanwell-Fletcher) has been doing; Driftwood Valley manuscript already at the printers
to FlRl Cope and Margaret and Patricia. 1949 6/29. Describing sights, weather and people she is encountering in Churchill, Manitoba
to F.R. Cope Jr. and Margaret. 1951 6/22. Description of daily events
to F.R. Cope Jr. and Margaret. Ungava Bay, Canada, 1952 7/15. Description of sights and events.
to F.R. Cope Jr., Margaret and Pat. Mount Robson, B.C., 1951 8/19. Description of sights and events on Mts. Robson and Assinaboine, and concern for her horsePhysical Description
The contents primarily about Cope's books Tundra World and Driftwood Valley; also clippings and reviewsPhysical Description
Letter writers include: Robinson Abbott, Arch. Coolidge, Ash Hough, Hudson's Bay Company, Royal Ontario Museum of Zoology, George Spencer, John Stedham, George Sutton, U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, and unsigned.
Highlights include: Hudson's Bay Company. Winnipeg, Canada, 1956-58. Relating to Cope's manuscript, likely about her Arctic trips
Stedham, John. 1939 9/21. Mentions that the war between Great Britain, France, Russia and Germany is on and tells of what he sees. Note: A censor has cut out any references to allow the reader to know where he is
United States Department of Agriculture (Hardy Shirley). Philadelphia, PA, 1943 8/17. Kudos for the natural history surveying Cope and Stanwell-Fletcher have done in the Driftwood Valley
Winnipeg, Manitoba, 1956 4/27. Appears to be from a book editor with suggestions for improvements on her bookPhysical Description
Lady Fleming. Wellington, New Zealand, 1986 9/8. Describes birds she saw in Churchill, Manitoba
Perrin, Noel. Hanover, NH, 1990 1/26. Wonders how much the Driftwood Valley had changed since her book was written in 1939Physical Description
10 itemsMaterial Specific Details
Many of the letters speak highly of the experience of reading TMC's book Driftwood Valley
"Preliminary Survey of Flora and Fauna of East Tionesta Forest", ca. 1933. Typescript;
Miscellaneous writings: Prayer used by TMC; Foundations of Living / by TMCPhysical Description
Included are the Mt. Holyoke commencement program, 1928, the year of Cope's graduation and a published abstract based on her Ph.D. thesis, 1936
There are also her class notes on Biology of Human Species, German, chemistry, entomology, and ornithologyPhysical Description
There are four diaries describing Cope's trip around the Pacific in 1928-29, though a note inside vol. 1 from Cope (by then Theodora Gray) in 1975 states there were five volumes:
Vol. 1: Across the Pacific & New Zealand. MS and TS;
Vol. 2: Fiji, Australia;
Vol. 3: Java Sumatra & Singapore;
Vol. 4: Japan
Folder: TSs of portions of diary, 1929
Diary from Arctic trips, 1934, 1949
Diary from British Columbia, Canada, 1937-1939, interspersed with letters from T.M. Cope and her husband John Stanwell-Fletcher. Manuscript and Typescript.
Diary from British Columbia, Canada, 1937-1939. Typescript.Physical Description
to N.C.O. in charge. Churchill, Manitoba, Canada, 1935 11/26. Resigns his position as Special Constable of the detachment, as looking for better-paying job.
Jeman, P.D. to J.F.S.F. London, Eng., 1935. 3 items. Has been busy sending newspaper clippings to Germany and neglected Fletcher. Has been reporting on Chilean tennis player.
to Mr. Vernon. Fort Churchill, Manitoba, Canada, 1935 6/3. Give a biographical sketch of himself.
Note: no correspondence for 1936
Spencer, George to J.F.S.F. Vancouver, Canada, 1937 2/3. Suggests licenses, animals and locations for Fletcher's expedition, and hopes that he will donate any unneeded specimens he collects to the Provincial Museum at Victoria
to U.S. Immigration Service. Dimock, PA, 1937 3/25. Has been in a serious accident and is in hospital in the U.S.
to R.M. Anderson. Dimock, PA, 1937 5/10. Poses some natural history questions to Anderson
Hadwen, Seymour to J.F.S.F. Toronto, Canada, 1937 7/30. Congratulates Fletcher on his forthcoming book relating to his expedition to the north and to which Hadwen has written an introduction, believing it will sell well
to F.R. Butler. Dimock, PA, 1938 1/23. Attaches a list of specimens collected on behalf of the British Columbia Provincial Museum on Bear Lake
Brown, Pa., Game Warden to J.F.S.F. Vanderhoof, B.C., 1938 3/11. Responding to a complaint that JFSF is trapping large animals and is not permitting First Nations peoples to within 7 miles of what he considers his property
to Hayes Lloyd. 1938. Attaches a list of specimens collected in the Driftwood River Valley of British Columbia during 1938
Wood, S.T. Royal Canadian Mounted Police to J.F.S.F. Ottawa, Canada, 1939 8/25. Asks Fletcher as an ex-member of the Force, whether he would be available for re-engagement in the event of war. Fletcher responds that he would be available until he gains U.S. residency status
to Carl Hanawald. Dimock, PA, 1939 4/14. Anxious to get to Tetana, Driftwood Mountains and elsewhere before the birth of their child. He and Theodora have been busy visiting and lecturing and he is eager to be back in the woods.Physical Description
A number of letters to Stanwell-Fletcher remark on articles he has written
to Francis R. Cope and Evelyn Cope. Dimock, PA, 1940 1/2. Has received permanent residency status in the U.S. Canada is wrapped up in the war effort and supports England. Gave a lecture on work in British Columbia
to Francis R. Cope and Evelyn Cope. 1940 8/20. Leaving for a few months.
to Dad (F.R. Cope). Dimock, PA, Wednesday a.m. Reports on apple crop, workers, other crops, business proposition
Explorers' Club, Adventurers' Club, Society for the Advancement of Scientific Exploration and American Polar Society. A group of letters relating to Stanwell-Fletcher's membership in these organizations
Cowan, Ian M. Provincial Museum, Victoria, British Columbia, 1940 4/13. Remarks regarding the list of mammals Fletcher discovered and for which he sent specimens
to Ian M. Cowan. Dimock, PA, 1940 5/23. In response to Cowan's request for information, Fletcher sends data about various amphibians at Tetana Lake
Dimock, PA, 1940 9/9. Statement of intent to write a book on his and Theodora's life in Northern British Columbia from 1937-1939, observing wildlife, white and First Nations residentsPhysical Description
This folder contains permits for guns and to collect bird specimens and other scientific ollectingPhysical Description
Graham, Gid. Society of Oklahoma Indians, Collinsville, OK, 1942 4/8. Asks about animals and indigenous people in Fletcher's natural history of wolves
Hanson, Earl. Explorers Club, New York, 1942 5/4. Titled "Important notice on war cooperation" relating to information members may send in as being of value to the government and for him to compile a report on the expertise of various members that could assist the government
Cope, Francis R. Dimock, PA, 1942 6/8. mentions war news, including battle off Midway Island, fighting over Russia and the East and Africa and hope for a better world in the future
Cowan, Paul M. Vancouver, Canada, 1942 6/12. Comments relating to one of Fletcher's scientific articlesPhysical Description
File contains instructions, correspondence, affidavits, etc. regarding Stanwell-Fletcher's application for immigration, visa and U.S. passport, 1939. In addition, there are letters from Fletcher regarding various jobs in defense and other posts, and letters of reference from Harold Evans, W.D. Lewis, and others in support, 1942-44. There is a group of letters relating to his application for commission in the US Army Air Force. There is also a group of warm letters from Fletcher's father-in-law, Francis R. Cope, giving home news and letters in response from FletcherPhysical Description
Letter writers include:
?, Pete. no date. Re success of airborne lifeboat to rescue downed soldiers near Denmark and other adventures
Hockenberry, Earle. Washington, D.C. 1944 12/5. Description of events in a snowstorm
Pingree, Frederick. Woods Hole, MA, 1944 10/12. Thanks for photos of Army Lifeboat A-1 which will be reproduced in an article on droppable lifeboats; many questions and discussion of lifeboats
Gould, Larry. New York, 1944 5/10. Congratulations on Fletcher's receipt of Distinguished Service Cross.
Arnold, H.H. to all personnel of the Army Air Force. Washington, D.C., 1943 4/21. Japanese executed several Allied soldiers in the first Tokyo raid. Now we should destroy the "inhuman warlords" who committed this crime
Thompson, Lawrence. American Red Cross, Washington, D.C., 1943 2/13. (Fletcher had sent them specimen of polar bear liver). Upon examination, polar bear liver is poisonous and army personnel should not eat it
Last will and testament of Stanwell-Fletcher, 1942
1946 2/6. Study of Post-War plans for Rescue and Survival Branch
Included here are requests and authorization for travel of military personnel and warm receptions for Fletcher's speeches.Physical Description
to Carl Vonhoffman. Dayton, OH, 1946 3/7. Has been Chief of Rescue & Survival Branch and will miss all his associations when he leaves the army. Makes suggestion on equipment
to Commander Scarlett. 1945 4/11. Suggestion for new rescue vest and harness
Biographical sketch of Stanwell-Fletcher. 1944 2/26.
to Sir Hubert Wilkins. 1943 8/4. There will likely be a trip for survey and installation into the Fox Basin, Igloolik area
to Adams Carter. 1943 4/10. Discussion of equipment and clothing for use in the far North
to C.J. Hubbard. 1943 1/21. An even more elaborate discussion of equipment, personnel and clothing in far NorthPhysical Description
Highlights include: Hudson's Bay Co., Winnipeg, 1943 5/4. Re experimental, cold-climate footwear for far North
Account by Stanwell-Fletcher of a parachute death . 1944 8/22.
Account of ditching into Atlantic Ocean. 1944 9/20
The AKF Airbourne Lifeboat / J.F. Stanwell-Fletcher. ca. 1944.
Study of Post-War Plans for Rescue and Survival Branch / by J.F. Stanwell-Fletcher. 1946 2/6
Secret U.S. Pacific Fleet and Pacific Ocean Areas Report re death of Pfc. Earl Steele. 1944 11/25.
Personal letters relaying news of friends, but also of areas, such as Bear Lake, in which Stanwell-Fletcher was interestedPhysical Description
The objective of the expedition to Alaska was "to collect scientific data for our national institutions, primarily zoo specimens for the Royal Ontario Museum."
Included here is:
list of photo instruments;
correspondence, including with Bishop of the Arctic and Francis R. Cope Jr.
Stanwell-Fletcher's lectures covered a number of geographic areas, but primarily centered on Northwestern Canada. These papers are mostly letters of engagement to speak.
Diary of expedition to Yakutat & Disenchantment Bay, Alaska, 1936. According to his notes, Fletcher was the leader of the expedition.Physical Description
Data re proposed Mt. St. Elias Expedition, 1936;
Field Collection Notes, 1939
General notes and Observations, 1941;Physical Description
Naturalists in the Wilds of British Columbia, 1939 / by John F. Stanwell-Fletcher and Theodora Cope Stanwell-Fletcher. Published by The Scientific Monthly, 1940;
A British Columbia Wilderness Study, parts I & II / by John F. Stanwell-Fletcher and Theodora Cope Stanwell-Fletcher;
Notes on Mammals
Miscellaneous Articles: Do Tahltan Bear Dogs Still Live in North America / by John F. Stanwell-Fletcher. Published, 1940; Christmas in Northern British Columbia / by John F. Stanwell-Fletcher. Published, 1940;
Weather reports from British Columbia, 1937-1939;
Alaska Expedition notes, 1936 and List of Expeditions into Far North;
Notes on Wolves, ca. 1936-37;
Notes on Parks;
Newspaper Clippings re John F. Stanwell-Fletcher; some including Theodora Cope.
These are miscellaneous materials relating to the Evans family, including "The Rhyme of the Ancient Married Pair" / by E.W. Evans?, a Poem by Awbury Denizen (Edward Evans), "A Dramatic Fantasy..." read by Edward W. Evans at Haverford College, 1933, "Echoes of the Cope-Evans Christmas Dinner..., 1925, as well as some clippingsPhysical Description
Included are papers of Agnes Foote, Arthur Foote, Caleb Foote, Eleanor Foote, H. Wilder Foote and clippings primarily about H. Wilder Foote.
Some highlights include: Poems by Agnes Foote;
Sermon on pacifism by Caleb Foote, 1936;
Letter from Henry Wilder Foote to his mother, 1901
Letters from Wilder Foote to Theodora Cope, 1915-1954 & n.d.
Letters of Eleanor Cope Foote, including: to Mother. 1904 4/18. Re Francis Cope's career
Clippings re Footes, especially Wilder Foote.
"I remember, I remember" / by Anne Theodora Morris Scattergood;
Personal property appraisals for C. Christopher Morris and Theodore H. Morris
Letters from A. Scull, 1819-1833 to cousins Henry and Rachel Reeve Cope. ca. 10 items. Thoughtful letters re family members, interest in literature.
Including: to Rachel R. Cope. Oldmans Creek, 1829 3/12. a Hicksite preached at the Quarterly Meeting
Letters from Sarah Scull, 1819-1830 to cousins Henry and Rachel Reeve Cope. 5 items. Affectionate letters, including health of family members
Letter writers include: William [Brown?], Theodore Congdon, E.S.C[Cope?], Thomas P. Cope, Elizabeth W. Cope, Susan Cope, W. Drinker, Mary [Hartshorne?], William Lewis, Emily Newbold, William Newbold, Thomas Stewardson, E. Vanuxem, George Walker, Louise, Pat, Art, (brother of Eleanor Foote)
Highlights include: Congdon, Theodore to Theodora Cope. 1973 5/3. Has seen a painting of a ship called Maria, which looks quite similar to the Cope Packet Ship, Susquehanna
Cope, Thomas P. to Thomas P. Cope III. Germantown, PA, 1931 5/24. Thanks for photos of Cope Packet Ships, a painting of which the recipient owns. Anna Hartshorne visited
Cope, Thomas P. to mother. Philadelphia, PA, 1892 9/1. Re visit to Dimock, PA and travel there
Cope, Elizabeth W. to children. 1901 3/4. Re distribution of her property upon her death
Newbold, William to Clementine Cope, 1852-57. There are a number of letters from Newbold to his cousin speaking of health and warm family feelings.
Files of deeds, leases, receipts, etc. relating to lots belonging to Thomas P. Cope "upon his draft of re-survey" and contracts for timber, hay, shingles, etc.
There are seven numbered packages, with the following notations on them:
I. 1-240, 5/25/1829-5/8/1857 containing 85 files.
2. "Contracts with settlers: Wm. D. Cope Tract," Auburn Township, 4/16/1833-10/5/1858.
4. M-Z. Approximately 1/19/1828-1853
5. Collins - Hyde, as the first & last file
6. Sayre - McGee, as the first & last file
7. Lease, Survey etc. in re: Woodbourne Farm, J. Jay Ellsworth, tenant. including:
a. Lease: Francis R. Cope to Virgil L. Van Kamp. Leasing land, barn & shed. Stipulates haying, grazing & woodcutting permitted, one year duration from April 1, 1893.
b. Sheriff's deed from F.A. Leonard to Maggie Calby; court judgment between W.J. Baker and Thos. Colby; deed acknowledged, W.J. Baker and Thos. Calby; deed acknowledged with W.H. Jessup & wife to Thos. Calby; Edgar Cope et al to Wm. H. Jessup
c. Letter from Wm. Newbold Ridley, Jan. 3, 181 to Wm. D. Cope
d. Agreement between C.E. Cope, A. Cope and F.R. Cope regarding purchase & use of Morris' woods, May 1912 & July 1912
e. Receipt from Glenn Billings to F.R. Cope for $200. re sale of Morris Woods
f. Letter to F.R. Cope from CA. Morris, July 2, 1912 re: options for haying & sale of property
g. In envelope: Agreement between F.R. Cope and R.S. Dayton, May 1, 1936, with accounting records, equipment inventory for 5 years and notes re renewal for 3,2, & 1-year periods
Business letters re buying land near Woodbourne and leasing parts to others, 1880s, A-Z arrangement. ca. 20 items
Letter writers include: Annette Cope, Edgar Cope, Francis R. Cope, Thomas P. Cope, Jr., William Drinker, R.C. McMurtrie, Provident Life & Trust Co..
Highlights include: Cope, Annette to William Jessup.1895 2/?. Inquires if there is any land to be bought adjoining Mrs. A.T. Cope's farm, hopefully of several hundred acres
Cope, Edgar to Wm. Jessup. 1883 12/27. Would be willing to sell for ~ $115,000
Cope, Francis to Wm. Jessup. 1885 1/14. Should renew lease of the farm to B.J. Robinson
Cope, Thomas P. to Wm. Jessup. 1887 1/28. As present tenant on Alexis' farm is to leave, asks that a new tenant be found
Drinker, William. Copy of sale and notice to quit an area of land known as the Lyman lot in 1826 and 1826 respectively
Woodbourne Farm Journals and Papers: Cope Farm history, 1930s-1940s. ca. 60 items.
Here are such materials as agreements on product labels, cost of painting, permission to place a pipe in a ditch, inventory of heifer calves, farm lease information, including information on animals, machinery, apple supplies, inventories of feed, seed, apples
Orchard Farm Records, 1920s ca. 25 items.
Here are such materials as Wages, receipts, expenses of Woodbourne Orchards, 1921 / prepared by Francis R. Cope Jr.; Proposed joint land agreement re possible drilling for gas & oil; New commercial orchard as replanted 1918; Woodbourne expenses, 1937-1938
William D. and Susan L.N. Cope: primarily re work to be done at Woodbourne for William D. Cope1837-1872. ca. 20 items.
Here are such materials as valuations of the farm and receipts in the 1830s-1850s; a handwritten note by Cope to serve as codicil to his will, dividing up his property among his children, 1872; letters to his brother, Alfred Cope, written from Woodbourne, relating to property issues and to the Lehigh Co.
Miscellaneous materials include:
Pictures (engravings) and botanical specimens;
Drawings by family members, including Eleanor T. Cope;
"The burning of the Packet Ship, "Thomas P. Cope" / by A.C., Winter, 1852-53. TS;
"Children's Day," remarks by Superintendent;
Some small, printed items, including Memoir of Dr. William Fisher Norris, 1902. p. 11 refers to Woodbourne "his beautiful farm of several hundred acres in the mountains of Susquehanna County, near Montrose...";
Biographical and genealogical materials on the Cope and related families (2 folders);
Small photos include:
Henry Wilder Foote; Aunt C.E. Cope with Theodora and Caleb Foote; Three generations of Copes and Footes, including Francis R. Cope Jr.
Negatives: Intervale?; On Somer Sound? Alice Clark? Wilder and Theodora Foote
3 glass negatives of Alexis T. Cope;
1 glass negative of Susan Newbold Cope
Larger photos have been removed to 988E:
Six photos: Group photo including T.P. Cope Jr. and Eleanor Cope; Francis Reeve Cope and Anna Stewardson Cope on their 50th wedding anniversary, 1897 (2); Francis R. Cope Jr. and Evelyn F. Morris Cope wedding, 1903; Edgar Cope (2)
This collection consists of correspondence, financial records, genealogical materials, and visual materials pertaining mostly to Francis R. Cope, Jr.
This folder contains approximately 30 letters, most written to Alexis T. Cope, and a few written to Elizabeth Cope. They were originally housed in a fabric folder with the name Francis R. Cope, Jr. written on it. The letters are kept in envelopes with summaries of their contents written on the outside. There are also miscellaneous newspaper clippings interspersed within the letters.Physical Description
These letters are in 15 folders, labeled by the years that they were received by Francis R. Cope, Jr. Folders in box 1: 1903, 1894-1901, 1896-1900 Box 2: 1900-1901, 1897-1901, 1900-1904, 1902-1904, 1892-1898 Box 3: 1902-1904, 1901, 1903, 1895-1903, 1898-1904, 1898-1903 Box 4: 1898-1904, 1900-1904.Physical Description
This folder contains approximately one hundred post cards from correspondents traveling around the world. Most contain colorful pictures. They were originally housed in a volume with the phrase "Postal Souvenirs" on the front.Physical Description
This folder contains summaries and other documents relating to the trust of Caroline E. Cope.Physical Description
This folder contains various documents relating to the investments of Francis R. Cope, Jr. and the estates of Elisabeth S. Cope and Caroline E. Cope.Physical Description
This folder contains tax documents mostly relating to the estate of the late Evelyn F. M. Cope.Physical Description
This is a volume with envelopes labeled with different types of documentation, but there are not actually any of those documents within the envelopes.
Probably compiled by Elizabeth Stewardson Cope. Contains hand-written notes about subjects including math and religion.Physical Description
Contains newspaper article from 1932 "Armed with Faith, She Strikes at Arms: Miss Woolley Delegate to the Geneva Conference", newspaper article from 1957 "Greater than the Conquest of Space", and a copy of "The Friend" from 1927 with E.S. Cope written on the top. There are also publications from the nineteenth-century: Bibel Society Monthly Reporter and the Popular Science monthly.Physical Description
"The following account of the Morris family was copied from a manuscript, prepared by Anthony Saunders Morris the compiler of the "Morris Tree", by Elisabeth Morris for her sister Evelyn being of the ninth generation from Anthony Morris the first"
This is a small bound book, the cover is broken off. There is a letter inside from 8/2/1873 to someone named Lily for her engagement.Physical Description
Contains an issue of the Haverfordian (Volume XXIII. No. 8 January 1902) and the Haverford Advocate for the class of 1901. There is also a volume called "Haverford College Class of 1900 Letters" with members of the class of 1900 giving updates about their lives in the two decades since leaving Haverford. There is also a Harvard alumni bulletin from 1953.
Contains various schedules, bulletins, and information about the 1951 50th reunion of Harvard's class of 1901.Physical Description
Contains names of guests, where they are from, what presents they brought, and where the presents are from.Physical Description
A small typed volume telling the family history of "the Morris grandparents" at the end of the nineteenth-century and the beginning of the twentieth.Physical Description
Contains a variety of typed poems with different authors.
The book itself was copy written in 1885, and the latest date recorded is 1913.Physical Description
Contains newspaper clippings related to fashion, World War II, and Royal European women and couples. The clippings were originally placed in an "Easy Reference Scrapbook", but they were not pasted in and were removed into a folder. There is also a letter from E.L. Cope to her sister Clementine Cope.Physical Description
These clippings were originally in a scrapbook, but the volume was disfigured so the clippings were moved to three folders.
Contains mostly portraits of members of the Cope family. Many have annotations with the names of the subjects. Box 7 contains folders from dates: 1819-1942, 1823-1884, 1861-1931, 1863-1929, 1864-1933, 1869-1904, 1870-1941. Box 8 contains folders from dates: 1898-1901, 1890s-1930, late 19th century, 1909-1950.Physical Description
Two volumes inside one folder
Two small framed portraits, one of a woman named Jane Morris with a poem on the back, and one of a man.
Painted by Agnes CopePhysical Description
2 folders in box 7 and two sheets in box 8 (oversize).
Contains three photographs, at least one taken by Francis R. Cope.Physical Description
Contains around thirty pieces of artwork, mostly sketches by Francis R. Cope, Jr. There are also a few photographs and watercolors, that may have been the work of another. ALso includes a sketch book of Francis R. Cope from 1891. Some of the artwork contains attributions and a date.Physical Description
Contains about thirty packages of slides, illustrating tourist attractions from various destinations in the United States and purchased by the Cope family. Some locations include: San Diego Zoo, California desserts, Marlineland, Oregon, Olympic National Park, Los Angelos arborteum, and Crater Lake National Park.
Contains mostly slides, and some photographs, taken during the travels of the Cope family. The boxes contain notes about the location of the photographs, including such locations as Colorado, Georgia, Alaska, and New Jersey.Physical Description
Approximately 5,720 slides, broken down into six large slide box trunks, and 165 small boxes.
Film reels from travels in the 1930s and 1940s, with handwritten notes on the outside of the containers.Physical Description
45 film reels. 17 large film reels in 7 inch diameter circular cases, 16 16mm film rolls, 11 cases of 35mm, 1 5 inch diameter circular case.
This is a portrait of an unnamed young man. A frame was constructed for the portrait in April 2018 to keep the portrait in place within the fabric frame. The fabric frame has an illustration of a woman and flowers on it.
Contains two lithographs preserved by Anna S. Cope and two handwritten poems.
These slides include dinosaurs, evolution of animals, and other scientific inquiry.
These boxes contain slides from Awbury farm as well as slides from Europe, potentially from Francis R Cope's time at Haverford College. These slides are in color.
by J. Rendel Harris
With handwritten notes on the inside front and back covers, and some small newspaper clippings placed inside, related to poetry
By His Daughter, Privately printed
Compiled by Helen VanUxem Cubberley
Edited by John A. Lester. In the front cover there is a photo of the Morris Bowl award and a photo from a newspaper of a man named C. Christopher Morris, and a handwritten note that says "To my dear niece Theodora from Uncle Chris June 1952." There are also materials that were found within this book that have been removed into another folder.
Article about Morris House, article called "Cricket isn't a sissy's game" (1950), letter announcing the Morris Boowl Cricket Competition (1976).Physical Description
Independently published poetry booksPhysical Description
two volumes in one folder
Note in front read "Annette Cope with the love of her sister CEC May 2d 1869"
By Andrew Reed
by Mary Howitt
by Mary Howitt
by Harriet Martineau
By Rev. J. R. Macduff D.D.
by his Son, Charles Wheeler
by William Wistar Comfort
by William WIstar Comfort
24 oversized volumes
Published by the Schools Committee on Penn Memorials