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  1. Coppée, Henry, 1821-1895.
    [Letter] 1893 October 16, South Bethlehem, PA [to] Chas. F. Zimmele, Lakewood, NJ / Henry Coppée.
    Coppée thanks Zimmele for his offer of assistance during in "what seemed to be an emergency," but states that they have have made arrangements to supply the assistance from within the University. Prior to assuming the duties as the first President of Lehigh from 1866 to 1875, Coppée worked on the railroad, fought in the Army during the Mexican War, and taught at West Point and the University of Pennsylvania. During his term in office, many buildings including the President's house, Packer Hall, and the University Center were constructed; Coppée also delivered lectures on history, logic, rhetoric, political economy and Shakespeare. The Zimmele mentioned here may the Lehigh alumnus who presented a thesis on colonial institutions in Virginia and Massachusetts in 1887.
  2. Coppée, Henry, 1821-1895.
    [Letter] 1847 June 8 [to] Dr. W.B. Stevens / Henry Coppée.
    Revealing that he has had timely notice of the army's plans to decamp, Coppée declares himself "well and in good spirits-- but hoping most sincerely that the war will end soon." He shies away from being premature in his desire to return to the U.S. and discusses rumors of where the Mexicans will make their "final cast," characterizing them as "deluded men" who cannot withstand the charge of U.S. soldiers. Coppée closes by accounting the items he has found on the battlefield including paper like this. Coppée served as an army captain in the Mexican War resulted in the United States' acquisition of California and New Mexico. Prior to assuming the duties as the first President of Lehigh from 1866 to 1875, Coppée worked on the railroad, fought in the Army during the Mexican War, and taught at West Point and the University of Pennsylvania. During his term in office, many buildings including the President's house, Packer Hall, and the University Center were constructed; Coppée also delivered lectures on history, logic, rhetoric, political economy and Shakespeare.
  3. Coppée, Henry, 1821-1895.
    [Letter] 1866 October 26, South Bethlehem, PA / Henry Coppée.
    Coppée informs the recipient that the Bishop has elected to stay abroad until the spring; letters should be addressed in care of J. Monroe & Company, Bankers in Paris. Prior to assuming the duties as the first President of Lehigh from 1866 to 1875, Coppée worked on the railroad, fought in the Army during the Mexican War, and taught at West Point and the University of Pennsylvania. During his term in office, many buildings including the President's house, Packer Hall, and the University Center were constructed; Coppée also delivered lectures on history, logic, rhetoric, political economy and Shakespeare.
  4. Coppée, Henry, 1821-1895; Coppée, Edward; Coppée, Eliza; Thurston, J.W.
    [Letter] 1829 December 16, Savannah [to] Alethea Coppée, Boston, Massachusetts / Henry Coppée.
    Coppée writes to his sister to relate the family news of studies and illness and plans for visiting, asking her to convey Christmas messages on his behalf, and stating that he is glad to hear she's happy. On the verso, their father Edward Coppée states that this was Henry's first letter, and urges Alethea to strive to "get understanding." Henry and Alethea's sister Eliza takes up the pen next and expresses how welcome it would be to see her sister again; as far as her own studies go, she has not improved much, and she lists her coursework, and rejoices that their parents have been spared to them as a local girl, Evelina, has been recently orphaned. She also sends greetings from Old Mama who has a sprightly seven-month old baby named Ann. Prior to assuming the duties as the first President of Lehigh from 1866 to 1875, Coppée worked on the railroad, fought in the Army during the Mexican War, and taught at West Point and the University of Pennsylvania. During his term in office, many buildings including the President's house, Packer Hall, and the University Center were constructed; Coppée also delivered lectures on history, logic, rhetoric, political economy and Shakespeare.
  5. Darwin, Charles, 1809-1882.
    [Manuscript] [pre-1877] Different Forms of Flowers on Plants of the Same Species / Charles Darwin.
    The seller's notes (date-stamped January 14, 1964) indicate that the 13-line manuscript for Darwin's Different Forms of Flowers on Plants of the Same Species (1877) contains cross-outs and additions in Darwin's hand. In the corresponding printed text, Darwin's corrections are highlighted in red by the seller on page 44. Naturalist Charles Darwin's speculations about evolution and natural selection in his Origin of the Species (1859) and The Descent of Man (1871) were published and widely discussed during his lifetime.
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