COPE, Thomas Pim, 1823-1900
From Quaker Dictionary
|Thomas Pim Cope|
|Alternative names:||Thomas Pim Cope, 2nd; Thomas P. Cope|
|Birth date:||7 February 1823|
|Place of birth:||Philadelphia, PA|
|Death date:||22 October 1900|
|Place of death:||“Awbury,” Germantown, Philadelphia, PA|
|Meeting:||Germantown Monthly Meeting|
|Spouse(s):||Elizabeth Waln Stokes (m. 1849)|
|Children:||Henry (b. 1850), Francis (b. 1852), Mary Stokes (b. 1853), Eleanor (b. 1854), Margaret (b. 1856), John Stokes (b. 1857), Arthur (b. 1859), Walter (b. 1861), Alban (b. 1864)|
Thomas Pim Cope, 2nd (February 7, 1823 - October 22, 1900) was largely responsible for the landscaping and founding of "Awbury" in Germantown, Philadelphia, Pa.
In 1864, Thomas Pim Cope cultivated a collection of rare trees and shrubs, and commissioned the landscape architect William Saunders to assist in the design of "Awbury" in Germantown, Philadelphia, Pa.
In 1835, Cope attended Haverford College (then The Haverford School). He married Elizabeth Waln Stokes in 1849 and with her fathered eight children. This marriage led to disownment for "marrying out." As an Elder, Cope accompanied Samuel Morris to Europe
- Passages from the life and writings of George Fox (1881), Passages from the life and writings of William Penn (1882), Views of Christian Doctrine [being a condensation of Barclay's Apology] (1882), Passages from Holy Writ (1894)
- The Friend (Phila.), 74(1901):144.
- Haverford College Alumni Association. Biographical catalog of the matriculates of Haverford College: Together with lists of the members of the college faculty and the managers, officers and recipients of honorary degrees, 1833-1922 (Philadelphia, PA: Printed for the Alumni Association, 1922), p. 12.
- Cope, Gilbert. A record of the Cope family: As established in America, by Oliver Cope, who came from England to Pennsylvania, about ... 1682, with the residences, dates of births, deaths and marriages of his descendants as far as ascertained (Philadelphia, PA: King & Baird, Printers, 1861), p. 215.