Manuscript Group 1265, Cooper Family Papers, 1865 – 1922

Archives Documents, Manuscripts, Maps, & Photographs

Manuscript Group 1265, Cooper Family
Papers, 1865 – 1922, 0.5 linear feet
Call Number: MG 1265



Cooper Family papers include those of William Henry Cooper (1808-1880), Presbyterian minister of Wampsville, New York for 23 years; his son, Dr. Edward Payson Cooper (1847-1936); and his grandson, William Orchard Cooper (b. 1882).  Dr. Cooper, a graduate of the College of New Jersey (now Princeton, 1868), practiced medicine in Paterson, Whippany and Parsippany, NJ, and was the organist and choir director at the First Presbyterian Church in Boonton, NJ for 21 years.

Collection includes Dr. Edward P. Cooper’s grades and class listings from the College of New Jersey, and a handwritten “Thesis on the Blood” for his medical degree from the University of New York (1870-1871 session). Also included are song and organ recital programs for concerts in which he and his wife, Harriet Orchard Cooper, participated; William H. Cooper’s scrapbook, 1833-1904, comprised of nineteenth-century religious newspaper clippings, stories and poems, concert programs, commuter and theater ticket stubs, and correspondence; and William O. Cooper’s graduating thesis “United States Expansion” (1900), family photographs and other memorabilia.

Gift of Leona Levy Moore in memory of Betty Cooper, 1985.

Folder List:

Folder Title Dates
1 Photographs of Cooper family 1883-1944
2 Song recitals and church programs 1832-1922
3 Graduating thesis re:  E. P. Cooper, “A Thesis on the Blood for the degree of Doctor of Medicine, in the University of New York” 1870-1871
Class listings of the College of New Jersey 1868
Graduating thesis re:  William O. Cooper, “United States Expansion” 1900
4 Letters and pamphlets 1850-1901
5 Bound volume/scrapbook 1833-1904


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