COPE, Thomas Pim, 1823-1900
From Quaker Dictionary
Thomas Pim Cope, 2nd (February 7, 1823 - October 22, 1900) was largely responsible for the landscaping and founding of "Awbury" in Germantown, Philadelphia, Pa.
- Name: Thomas Pim Cope
- Alternative names: Thomas Pim Cope, 2nd; Thomas P. Cope
- Gender: M
- Birth date: 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
- Works by: 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)
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.