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Cooper-Richardson family photographs

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Held at: Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College [Contact Us]500 College Avenue, Swarthmore, Pennsylvania 19081

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Overview and metadata sections

The Cooper family were Quakers of New Jersey and Pennsylvania, attending meetings in the Woodbury and Byberry areas. Materials in this collection focus on the children of William E. and Elizabeth Roberts Cooper, their spouses and children. William Evans Cooper (1812-1856) married Elizabeth Matlack Roberts (1815-1902) at Woodbury Monthly Meeting in Gloucester County, N.J., in 1836. They had 8 children: Annie who married Ezra Lippincott, Sarah, Mary Kaighn who married Nathaniel Richardson, Elizabeth Roberts, Joseph Morgan, Lucy who married Elisha Hunt Walker, William Alfred who married Mary Bagg, and Henry R. Cooper who married Jessie Bagg. Sarah and Anna C. Richardson, daughters of Mary K. and Nathaniel Richardson, were both teachers and active Friends. Their father was an acknowledged minister.

This collection is primarily made up of black and white photographs, alongside a few colored photos. The photos are of various members of the Cooper family, along with photos of family homes. There is a bound d album of cartes de visite of family members, a few sketches, and some black and white loose photographs. The loose photographs, though primarily of individual members of the Cooper family, also capture a family reunion and the New Jersey meeting house. Of special interest are sketches of famous authors such as William Bryant and Henry W. Longfellow.

The collection was given by Caroline Dwight Bain, descendant of the Cooper family through Henry R. and Jessie (Bagg) Cooper: 1987, 2006.004, 2009.018. Part of the Cooper-Richardson Family Papers, RG5/032.

In 1987 photographs removed from the collection were placed in Individual Portraits and meeting house files. The album was placed in PA 48 and pamphlets in FHL reference. In 2013, photographs were removed to PA 118 with a separate inventory.

In 2019, PA 48 (album and loose photographs) was consolidated into PA 118, as was PA 18 (reunion album).

This collection was removed from the Cooper-Richardson Family Papers, RG5/032.

Publisher
Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College
Finding Aid Author
Zoe Peyton Jones
Finding Aid Date
2019
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Collection Inventory

Cooper family, homes, Woodbury meeting houses, 1848-1973.
Scope and Contents

Photographs by William Cooper, Color photographs by Stanley Cooper, 1848, 1850, 1873, 1895, 1915, 1927, 1973, n.d.

Subjects: Henry R. Cooper; Bill or Robert Walker; Elizabeth M. Cooper; William Evans Cooper; Mary Cooper Richardson; Sarah Morgan Cooper; William Cooper; Pyne Poynt house built in 1711 by Joseph Cooper and Lydia Riggs (now property of City of Camden); Ann Roberts, "Byberry" (Torresdale, PA, home of Nathaniel Richardson); Bicentennial of Friends Meeting House of Woodbury, NJ; house built 1699; [?] house in Woodbury; [? same name as above – Whital?] house in Redbank; Griffith Morgan house; 1973 Philadelphia Sunday Bulletin clipping about Cooper home in Camden; 1973 "The Griffith Morgan House History" printed by Griffith Morgan Committee

Family of Henry R. Cooper and Jessie (Bagg) Cooper, 1891-1976.
Scope and Contents

Subjects: Elizabeth Morgan Cooper; Margaret Cooper Dwight; Mary B. Cooper; Charles Bagg Cooper; James Cooper; Joseph Morgan Cooper; Harriet (Miller) Cooper; Jessie BaggCooper; Morgan Cooper; Henry R. Cooper; Henry Dwight; Caroline B. Dwight; Ransford Cooper; Morgan Cooper; Mrs. Stanley Bagg; "Nursie

Alberton"; Bessie Richardson; William Walker; Marjorie Hardy; Clara F. Pierce; Talbot Walker Pierce; Katharine Croasdale Trump; Hanah T. Croasdale; Marjorie Trump; Talbot Walker and immediate family; Pat Walker and family.

Dates: 1891-1892, 1894, 1903, 1905, 1908, 1913, 1921, 1927, 1954-1957, 1976.

John and Eliza Freeman, 1886.
Scope and Contents

Subject: John and Eliza Freeman (African-American couple)

Cooper Family photographs, 1897.
Scope and Contents

Subjects: Elizabeth R. Cooper; family portrait: Anna Richardson, William Cooper Walker, Lucy Cooper Walker, William A. Cooper, Mary [Kaighe?] Richardson, Mary R. Cooper, John Cooper, Annie C. Lippincott, Stanley B. Cooper, Nathaniel Richardson, Elizabeth Cooper Richardson, Ezra Lippincott, William E. Cooper, and Sarah Cooper; photo of children: [Janis?] Cooper, Elizabeth M. Cooper, William Cooper, Amelia Cooper; Elizabeth M. Cooper and William E. Cooper as children; passport-size photos of members of Cooper family: Mary, Sarah, Annie, Henry, William A., Lucy, Joseph, Elizabeth, Elizabeth R., William

Page 1. William Cooper, Sarah Morgan Cooper.
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Page 2. Emily Cooper, William E. Cooper.
Box 1
Page 3. Nathaniel Richardson and wife (?), 1793-1872.
Box 1
Page 4. Unidentified .
Box 1
Page 6. Bessie (?), Nathaniel Richardson.
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Page 7. Father and mother of Frances Richardson (?).
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Page 8. Katie R. Worman (sp?), unidentified.
Box 1
Page 9. Anna .
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Page 10. Unidentified.
Box 1
Page 11. Aunt Claire (sp?).
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Page 12. Aunt Lucy (Cooper) Walker, E.H. Walker.
Box 1
Page 13. Emily (?).
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Page 15. Unidentified .
Box 1
Page 16. William A. Cooper, Elizabeth R. Cooper.
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Page 17. Sarah Cooper.
Box 1
Page 19. Unidentified .
Box 1
Page 21. Mary Winder.
Box 1
Page 22. Lucy Cooper Walker (?), Bessie Richardson.
Box 1
Page 25. Unidentified.
Box 1
Page 24. Tomlinson (?).
Box 1
Page 25. Unidentified.
Box 1
Page 26. E. M. Cooper, Elizabeth Walker (?).
Box 1
Page 28. Robert and William Walker.
Box 1
Page 29. H.R. Cooper (or Howard M. ?).
Box 1
Page 30. E.C. Richardson.
Box 1
Page 34. Sarah, Lucy, Elizabeth Cooper.
Box 1
Page 35. Unidentified .
Box 1
Page 37. Eunice and Mary Bagg.
Box 1
Page 38. Sketches of Lowell and Longfellow.
Box 1
Page 39. Sketches of Whittier and Bryant.
Box 1
Page 40. Anna Richardson .
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Page 41. Robert Walker, William Walker .
Box 1
Page 42. William Cooper, Bessie (Richardson).
Box 1
Page 43. William A. Cooper and son William.
Box 1
Page 44. Mary Bagg (Mrs. William A. Cooper), Mary B. Cooper.
Box 1
Page 45. Jessie (Bagg) Cooper and Elizabeth Morgan Cooper.
Box 1
Page 46. Joseph Morgan Cooper.
Box 1
Page 47. Frances Richardson, Hanna Richardson (?).
Box 1
Page 48. Charles Kaighan, Mary Kaighan.
Box 1
Page 49. William A. Cooper .
Box 1

1. Aunt Mary Richardson (?).
2. Chimneys Meeting House, New Jersey.
3. New Jersey meeting house.
4. New Jersey meeting house.
5. Friends Historical Association Meeting, Abington Meeting House, 1927.
General

Taken by William A. Cooper

6. Mary Bagg (Mrs. William Cooper) with children William and Sarah.
7. Una (Bagg) Pernodz, Bessie (Bagg) Cooper. Mary (Bagg) Cooper.
8. Sarah Cooper and Eliabeth R. Cooper, 1897.
General

Taken by Henry R. Cooper

9. Joseph Cooper, Elizabeth Roberts Cooper, Elizabeth Cooper, Jessie Cooper, Sarah Cooper, 1895.
10. Walker Family (Elicha, Lucy Cooper, Robert, William).
11. Joseph N. Cooper, Elizabeth Cooper, Elizabeth R. Cooper, Henry R. Cooper, Sarah Cooper, 1895.
12. Sarah Cooper, Elizabeth Cooper, Elizabeth Morgan Cooper, 1895.
13. Jessie Cooper (?).
15. Elizabeth Robert Cooper, Mary Cooper Richardson, Ann Roberts (?), Elizabeth Cooper Richardson, 1873.
Album: Cooper family reunion at Woodbury, 1909.
Scope and Contents

Photographs of family members (unidentified), Woodbury meetinghouse, and surroundings.

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