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Richard Whitaker Cope

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Richard Whitaker Cope ( -1827) of R. W. Cope, inventor of the Albion press.


1827 May 2nd. Will. Mentions he is of New North Road, Finsbury; his wife; business to friends Jonathan Barrett and Jeremiah Barrett of King's Court Road, Booth Street, London; brother John Cope who is in my employment; brothers Thomas, Lawrence and James; sister Sarah; my friend (?) Dove of St. John's Square; Barretts to continue to employ brother John; children Sarah Cope and James Cope (not yet twenty); wife's brothers Isaac Jocelyn Watson and William Watson;.

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