Primary Sources

Published Primary Sources

  • Cope, Gilbert. A Record of the Cope Family. As established in America, by Oliver Cope, who came from England to Pennsylvania about the year 1682, with the Residencies, Dates of Birth, Deaths and Marriages of His Descendants as far as Ascertained. Philadelphia: King & Baird Printers, 1861.

  • Pennsylvania Freedmen’s Relief Association. Report of the proceedings of a meeting held at Concert hall, Philadelphia, on Tuesday evening, November 3, 1863: to take into consideration the condition of the freed people of the South.. Philadelphia: Merrihew & Thompson, 1863.

Secondary Sources

  • The Accustomed Message. Haverford: Haverford College Quaker and Special Collections, 2009.

  • Abernethy, Lloyd M. “Progressivism 1905-1919” in Philadelphia: A 300-Year History, 524-565.

  • Barbour, Hugh and Frost, William J. The Quakers. Indiana: Friends United Press, 1988.

  • Beers, Dorothy Gondos, “The Centennial City 1865-1876” in Philadelphia: A 300-Year History, 417-471.

  • Benjamin, Philip S. The Philadelphia Quakers in the Industrial Age 1865-1920. Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 1976.

  • Cope Emlen, Jr., Arthur, “Voyages of the Packet Ship Thomas P. Cope 1839-1846.” Oregon, 1992.

  • Cope Harrison, Eliza. Ed. Philadelphia Merchant: The Diary of Thomas P. Cope 1800-1851. Indiana: Gateway Editions, 1978.

  • Evans, J. Morris. Tapestry Threads: Jonathan & Rachel Cope Evans 1843 to 1911, Their Ancestors & Family. Gwynedd Valley, PA, 1993.

  • Hamm, Thomas D. The Quakers in America. New York: Columbia University Press, 2003.

  • Hamm, Thomas D. The Transformation of American Quakerism. Indiana University Press, 1988.

  • Richardson, Edgar. "The Athens of America, 1800-1815" in Philadelphia: A 300-Year History, 208-257.

Additional Resources

  • Angell, Stephen W. and Dandelion, Ben P. The Oxford Handbook of Quaker Studies. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2013.

  • Baltzell, Edward D. Puritan Boston and Quaker Philadelphia. Seventh Edition. New York: Free Press, 2007.

  • Burt, Nathaniel and Davies, Wallace E. “The Iron Age 1876-1905” in Philadelphia: A 300-Year History, 471-523.

  • Lapsansky-Werner, Emma. Quaker Aesthetics: Reflections on a Quaker Ethic in American Design and Consumption. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2003.

  • Freedley, Edwin T. Philadelphia and its Manufactures; a Hand-Book of the Great Manufactories and Representative Mercantile Houses of Philadelphia, in 1867.Philadelphia: Edward Young & Co., 1867.

Health Resources

  • Photograph by Gaston Mélingue, distributed under a CC-BY 2.0 license

  • Cope-Evans Family Papers, 1732-1911. Papers. Haverford College Library

  • Donnelly, Mabel Collins. The American Victorian Woman: The Myth and the Reality. Contributions in Women’s Studies ; Greenwood Press, 1986.

  • Green, Harvey. The Light of the Home: An Intimate View of the Lives of Women in Victorian America. 1st ed. Pantheon Books, 1983.

  • Jalland, Patricia. Death in the Victorian Family. Oxford University Press, 1996.

  • Smith-Rosenberg, Carroll. Disorderly Conduct: Visions of Gender in Victorian America. Oxford University Press, 1986.

  • Plante, Ellen M. Women at Home in Victorian America: A Social History. Facts on File, Inc., 1997.

  • Stratford, Elaine. “Health and Nature in the 19th Century Australian Women’s Popular press1.” Health & Place 4, no. 2 (June 1998): 101–12. doi:10.1016/S1353-8292(98)00003-3.

  • Winkelmann, Carol L. “A Case Study of Women’s Literacy in the Early Seventeenth Century: The Oxinden Family Letters.” Women and Language 19, no. 2 (Fall 1996): 14–20.


Student Curators

  • Andrew Kafker, Haverford College '17
  • Cormac Quinn Rada, Haverford College '17
  • Brandon Smith, Haverford College '16
  • Jean Leighton, Haverford College '17
  • Nhi Nguyen, Haverford College '18
  • Sarah Roth, Haverford College '17


  • Stephanie Lampkin, Department of History, University of Delaware

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  • Laurie Allen, Coordinator for Digital Scholarship and Services
  • Sarah Horowitz, Head of Special Collections
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