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Gilbert Cope papers


Held at: Haverford College Quaker & Special Collections [Contact Us]370 Lancaster Ave, Haverford, PA 19041

This is a finding aid. It is a description of archival material held at the Haverford College Quaker & Special Collections. Unless otherwise noted, the materials described below are physically available in their reading room, and not digitally available through the web.

Overview and metadata sections

Gilbert Cope (1840-1928) was a historian, genealogist, and photographer. He was born and raised in West Chester, Pa. and was a Quaker who spent his life researching, recording and photographing life in Chester County. He co-wrote a history of Chester County, Pa. with Judge J. Smith Futhey, and was one of the founders of the Chester County Historical Society. He died in 1928.

This collection is comprised of the typed diary transcript of entries dated 1869, as well as the Genealogy of Kirk-Price and Cox-Garrett ancestors, and miscellaneous notes pertaining to the Gilbert Cope foundation of genealogy and historical research.

The Gilbert Cope papers were donated to Quaker & Special Collections, Haverford College, in 1947 by Joseph Cope.

Processed by Kara Flynn; completed January 2016.

Haverford College Quaker & Special Collections
Finding Aid Author
Kara Flynn
Finding Aid Date
January 2015
Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research use.

Use Restrictions

Standard Federal Copyright Law Applies (U.S. Title 17).

Collection Inventory

Diary transcript, 1869.
Box 8 Folder 1
Genealogical tables, Undated.
Box 43 (ovs) Folder 1
Scope and Content note

Genealogy of Kirk-Price and Cox-Garrett ancestors, and information pertaining to the Gilbert Cope foundation of genealogy and historical research.

Includes: printed chart: "Four generations of descendants for John and Charity Jefferis Cope, births between 1724-1886," printed chart of genealogy for Aaron Garrett (1746-1815) and Rachel Cox Garrett (1745-1815), blank fan chart for genealogy, "The Gilbert Cope Foundation of Genealogical and Historical Research, Box 71, West Chester, Pennsylvania." commemorative chart for the 100th birthday celebration of Gilbert Cope, 8th mo., 17, 1940, printed chart of the genealogy of Philip Price (1764-1837) and Rachel Kirk Price (1763-1847), printed: "Hints and helps for making ancestral records," printed advertisement for the Gilbert Cope Foundation, printed: "Our Calendar," printed: "A reunion of former members of Bradford Meeting... 9th mo., 29, 1940," illustrated with 2 Gilbert Cope photographs.

General Physical Description

See Oversize Box 2, Folder 1

Print, Suggest