COPE, Marmaduke Cooper, 1804-1897

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Marmaduke Cooper Cope
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Gender: M
Birth date: 3 July 1804
Place of birth:
Death date: 5 September 1897
Place of death: Germantown, Philadelphia, Pa.
Nationality: US
Meeting: 12th Street Meeting (Philadelphia, Pa.)
Branch: Pre/Orthodox
Disowned date:
Spouse(s): Sarah Wistar

Marmaduke Cooper Cope (July 3, 1804 - September 5, 1897) helped to organize the Institute for Colored Youth in Philadelphia, Pa.


Marmaduke Cooper Cope was the son of Israel and Margaret Cooper Cope. He was educated at Westtown School. In 1828, he married Sarah Wistar.

A member and elder at 12th Street Meeting in Philadelphia, Cope made his house home to entertainment for visiting Friends, especially those from England. Following the Civil War, Marmaduke Cooper Cope and his wife visited impoverished Friends in the South. With James E. Rhoads, Cope also visited agencies in the Indian Territory (later Oklahoma).

Having retired from business to give time to philanthropy, Marmaduke Cooper Cope helped to organize the Institute for Colored Youth in Philadelphia.

Works by

  • "The conversions of early Friends" from Friends Review, 29(1876):385, 411, W9.


  • Friends Intelligencer, 54:630.
  • The Am. Friend, 4:1040.
  • Cope, A record of the Cope family, p. 114.
  • Cope, A tribute to the memory of Sarah W. Cope.
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