COPE, Thomas P. (Thomas Pim), 1768-1854
From Quaker Dictionary
|Thomas Pim Cope|
Silhouette of Thomas Pim Cope from Francis J. Stokes' "Stokes Cope Emlen Evans Genealogy"
|Alternative names:||Thomas Cope, Thomas P. Cope, T.P. Cope|
|Birth date:||26 August 1768|
|Place of birth:||Lancaster County, Pa.|
|Death date:||22 November 1854|
|Place of death:||Philadelphia, Pa.|
|Meeting:||Philadelphia Monthly Meeting for the Western District|
|Spouse(s):||Mary Drinker (m. 17 May 1792); Elizabeth Stokes (Waln) (m. 9 April 1829)|
|Children:||Henry (b. 1793), Francis (b. 1794), Caroline (b. 1796), William Drinker (b. 1798), Caroline Rachel (b. 1802), Alfred (b. 1806), Eleanor (b. 1807)|
Thomas Pim Cope (August 26, 1768 - November 22, 1854) was a merchant from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
By securing Lemon Hill in 1797, Cope helped to create Fairmount Park in Philadelphia. In 1801, he helped to furnish abundant water from the Schuylkill. In 1837, Cope delivered a speech to Constitutional Convention of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, which would later be published. He was on the first board of Haverford College.
- Cope, Thomas P. Speech of Thomas P. Cope of Philadelphia, on banks and currency: Delivered Dec. 20, 1837, in the Convention for revising the constitution of the state of Pennsylvania. Philadelphia, 1838.
- "Richard Smith and his Journal, 1817-1824." Journal of the Friends Historical Society 14, no. 1 (1917): p. 24, n. 45.
- Dictionary of American Biography, vol. 4 (New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1930), p. 421.
- Chandler, Joseph R. "Thomas P. Cope, Esq. of Philadelphia." Hunt's Merchants' Magazine and Commercial Review 20, no. 4 (April 1849): 355-364.
- Thomas, Joseph, ed. Universal Pronouncing Dictionary of Biography and Mythology (Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott Co., 1930), p. 712.
- Sharpless, Isaac. A Quaker experiment in Government, vol. 2 (Philadelphia, PA: A.J. Ferris, 1898), p. 275.
- Smith, Joseph. A Descriptive Catalogue of Friends' Books: Supplement (London: Edward Hicks, 1893), p. 91.
- Hinshaw, William Wade. Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogy (Ann Arbor, MI: Edwards Bros., 1936), p. 2.
- "Thomas Pim Cope Diaries (1800-1843)." In Triptych: The Tri-College Digital Library. Haverford, PA: Haverford College Special Collections, 2002- .
- Letters to, from, and about Thomas Pim Cope from "Cope Evans Family Papers." In Triptych: The Tri-College Digital Library. Haverford, PA: Haverford College Special Collections, 2002- .