Hautenville Cope Papers

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      GB 161 MSS. Dep. Deeds Hautenville Cope c. 1-4
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Scope and Content

Deeds and papers of the late Mrs John Hautenville Cope. This is an artificial collection and there is no apparent connection between many of the documents. There are, however, three main groupings:  

  • Deeds and family papers of the Ford and Goodenough families
  • Papers relating to the Cope family
  • Title deeds, etc., relating to the estates of the Duke of Marlborough. The presence of this last group of papers is difficult to explain but it may be noted that a Miss Cope received a legacy of 50 from Susan Dowager Duchess of Marlborough, who died in 1841

Administrative / Biographical History

J.H. Cope was married to Emma Elizabeth Thoyts, whose mother was Anne, eldest daughter of Sir Richard Puleston 2nd bart., of Emral (co. Flint).

Access Information

Entry to read in the Library is permitted only on presentation of a valid reader's card (for admissions procedures see http://www.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/specialcollections).

Acquisition Information

The papers were transferred to the Library in 1950.


Collection level description created by Emily Tarrant, Department of Special Collections and Western Manuscripts.

Other Finding Aids

A full description is available in the Library.

Custodial History

The papers were presented to the Berkshire Record Office in 1949.