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Edward Drinker Cope papers, 1846-1897

Identifier: Mss .C67

Scope and Contents

Contains chiefly letters written by Cope to his family and correspondence between him and Henry Fairfield Osborn, some illustrated or with newspaper clippings attached. Also included are childhood report cards, a few mss. of his poems and essays (1854), a pamphlet by him entitled "The marriage problem" (1888), shipping notices from expedition sites (1881-1884), and a copy of his will.

Box 1. Letters, 1846-1875 -- Box 2. Letters, 1876-1888 -- Box 3. Letters, 1889-1897. Cope-Osborn correspondence, 1884-1897. Letters to Cope. Copy of Cope's will.


  • 1846 - 1897


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Biographical sketch

Naturalist and paleontologist, member of the National Academy of Science, professor of zoology and comparative anatomy.


3 Linear Feet (6 boxes)

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Library also has a microfilm copy (Archives Microfilm #36), in 2 reels.

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The Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation provided support to make this finding aid available in ArchivesSpace (2016-2017). Minimal level collection record created with support from the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) Hidden Collections grant, 2010.

Repository Details

Part of the Museum Archives at the Gottesman Research Library Repository

American Museum of Natural History
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New York NY 10024 USA
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