COPE, Edward Drinker, 1840-1897

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'''Edward Drinker Cope''' (July 28, 1840 - April 12, 1897), zoologist and paleontologist, was a Professor at Haverford College, curator of the National Museum in Washinton, D.C., and Professor of Geology at the University of Pennsylvania.
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==Biography==
==Biography==
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Zoologist, paleontologist.<br>
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Edward Drinker Cope was born in Philadelphia, the son of [[COPE, Alfred, 1806-1875|Alfred]] and [[COPE, Hannah Edge, 1814-1843|Hannah Edge Cope]]. He attended Westtown School in 1853 and in 1859 the University of Pennsylvania. In Washington, D.C., Cope studied at the Smithsonian Institution. In 1865, Edward Drinker Cope married [[COPE, Annie Pim, 1840-1933|Annie Pim]]. The two had one daighter, [[COLLINS, Julia Cope, 1866-1958|Julia]].<br>
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b. 28 July 1840, Phila., Pa., s. Alfred and Hanna (Edge) Cope.<br>
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1853, Westtown School. Univ. of Penna. 1859, at Wash., D. C., studied at Smithsonian Insititution. 18 studied in Europe.<br>
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From 1864 to 1867, Cope was a Professor at Haverford College. He resigned on account of ill health. By 1884, Cope became curator of National Museum in Washington, D.C. In 1891, Cope was a Professor of Geology at the University of Pennsylvania. His work was criticized as sometimes superficial, yet of astonishing amount. He published papers having 600 separate titles.
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m., 1865, Annie Pim. One daughter.<br>
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1864-1867, professor at Haverford College, Pa. Resigned on account of ill health.<br>
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1884, curator of National Museum, Wash., D. C.<br>
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1891, professor of Geology at th Univ. of Pa., Phila.<br>
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1896, President of the American Assoc. for the Ad went of Science.<br>
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Discovered and described over 1000 species of fos
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vertebrates. Became rival of O. C. Marsh.<br>
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Work criticized as sometimes superficial, yet of astonishing amount. Published papers having 600 separate titles.<br>
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App author of "The conversions of early Friends," appearing Friends Review, 29(1876):385, 411, W9.<br>
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d. 12 April, 1897, in his 57th year.<br>
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Included with W. B. E. 1 s manuscript is a clipping of vertisement of Edward Drinker Cope's The Primary Facto Organic Evolution, with a portrait. F. T'J'<br>
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* Included with W.B.E.'s manuscript is a clipping of an advertisement of Edward Drinker Cope's from The Primary Facto Organic Evolution, with a portrait. F. T'J'<br>
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Osborn, Cope, Master naturalist. Lippincottis Biog. Dictionary, p. 712.<br>
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* Osborn, Cope, Master naturalist. Lippincottis Biog. Dictionary, p. 712.<br>
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Die. Am. Biog., 4.:420.<br>
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* Dic. Am. Biog., 4.:420.<br>
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Jones, Later Periods of Qu., p. 768.
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* Jones, Later Periods of Qu., p. 768.

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Edward Drinker Cope (July 28, 1840 - April 12, 1897), zoologist and paleontologist, was a Professor at Haverford College, curator of the National Museum in Washinton, D.C., and Professor of Geology at the University of Pennsylvania.

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  • Name: Edward Drinker Cope
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  • Gender: M
  • Birth date: 28 July 1840
  • Place of birth: Philadelphia, Pa.
  • Nationality: US
  • Spouse(s): Annie Pim
  • Children:
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  • Disowned date: --
  • Death date: 12 April 1897
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  • Works by: "The conversions of early Friends" from Friends Review, 29(1876):385, 411, W9.

Biography

Edward Drinker Cope was born in Philadelphia, the son of Alfred and Hannah Edge Cope. He attended Westtown School in 1853 and in 1859 the University of Pennsylvania. In Washington, D.C., Cope studied at the Smithsonian Institution. In 1865, Edward Drinker Cope married Annie Pim. The two had one daighter, Julia.

From 1864 to 1867, Cope was a Professor at Haverford College. He resigned on account of ill health. By 1884, Cope became curator of National Museum in Washington, D.C. In 1891, Cope was a Professor of Geology at the University of Pennsylvania. His work was criticized as sometimes superficial, yet of astonishing amount. He published papers having 600 separate titles.

Sources

  • Included with W.B.E.'s manuscript is a clipping of an advertisement of Edward Drinker Cope's from The Primary Facto Organic Evolution, with a portrait. F. T'J'
  • Osborn, Cope, Master naturalist. Lippincottis Biog. Dictionary, p. 712.
  • Dic. Am. Biog., 4.:420.
  • Jones, Later Periods of Qu., p. 768.
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