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Edward Drinker Cope papers, 1846-1897

 Collection
Identifier: Mss .C67
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.

Dates

  • 1846 - 1897

Creator

Restrictions on Access

Please contact Special Collections; materials are sometimes restricted.

Extent

3 Linear Feet (6 boxes)

Biographical sketch

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

Alternate Form Available

Library also has a microfilm copy (Archives Microfilm #36), in 2 reels.
Sponsor
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 Research Library Special Collections Repository

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