COPE, Thomas Pim, 1823-1900

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Thomas Pim Cope, 2nd (February 7, 1823 - October 22, 1900) was largely responsible for the landscaping and founding of "Awbury" in Germantown, Philadelphia, Pa.

Thomas Pim Cope
Alternative names: Thomas Pim Cope, 2nd; Thomas P. Cope
Gender: M
Birthdate: 7 February 1823
Place of birth: Philadelphia, PA
Nationality: US
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)
Meeting: Germantown Monthly Meeting
Branch: Pre/Orthodox
Disowned date:
Death date: 22 October 1900
Place of death: “Awbury,” 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


  • The Friend (Phila.), 74(1901):144.
  • Haverford Coll, matriculate catalogue, p. 12.
  • Cope, A record of the Cope family, 1861, p. 215.
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