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David Cooper memoir


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

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David Cooper (1724-1795) was born in New Jersey in Twelfth Month, 1724, the son of John Cooper and Ann Clarke. He married Sybil Matlack Cooper, and the couple had at least two children who lived to adulthood: Amos Cooper and Martha Allinson. He died in Gloucester County, New Jersey, in 1795.

This collection is comprised of the original single volume memoir of David Cooper, and a photocopy of the memoir. Cooper wrote the manuscript during his later years, when his health was failing, so that his children would be able to reference an account of his life after his death. A note on the inside cover reads: "A Gift of David Cooper to his daughter Martha Allinson." In the memoir, Cooper recounts his early life, his family history, his marriage, the birth of his children, his Quakerism, his struggles with his faith, his work as a representative in 1761, and his attendance at Quaker Meetings.


Processed by Kara Flynn; completed November, 2015.

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

The collection is open for research use.

Use Restrictions

Standard Federal Copyright Laws Apply (U.S. Title 17).

Collection Inventory

Original, 1724-1795.
Volume 1
Photocopy, 1724-1795.
Box 11

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