Thomas P. Cope packetship logbooks
Held at: Haverford College Quaker & Special Collections [Contact Us]370 Lancaster Ave, Haverford, PA 19041
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Overview and metadata sections
Thomas Pim Cope (1768 1854) was born on August 26, 1768, in Lancaster County Pa, 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, member of 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.
This collection is comprised of the handwritten copies of nine of the logbooks of Thomas P. Cope's packet ships, as well as a folder of related materials.
The Thomas P. Cope packetship logbooks were donated to Quaker & Special Collections, Haverford College, in 1943 by Thomas P. Cope.
Processed by Kara Flynn; completed December 2015.
- Haverford College Quaker & Special Collections
- Finding Aid Author
- Kara Flynn
- Finding Aid Date
- December 2015
- Use Restrictions
Standard Federal Copyright Law Applies (U.S. Title 17).
Logbook for the 2nd-49th voyages.
Logbook for the 1st-14th voyages.
Logbook for the 1st-39th voyages.
Logbook for the 40th-58th voyages.
Logbook for the 1st-46th voyages.
Logbook for the 1st-75th voyages.
Logbook for the 1st-50th voyages.
Logbook for the 3rd-26th voyages.