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  1. Coppée, Henry, 1821-1895.
    [Letter] 1872 January 1, South Bethlehem, PA [to] W.J. Roepper / Henry Coppée.
    Coppée places on record an "official statement" of Roepper's rank and position at Lehigh, stating the "sincere regrets" of the University that he chose not to remain when "we would have gladly retained your valuable services." Coppée reviews Roepper's service as Professor of Mineralogy and Geology and Curator of the Museum since 1866, praising his knowledge and teaching skills. 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.
  2. Coppée, Henry, 1821-1895.
    [Letter] 1854 October 27, West Point, NY [to] [Ruggles?] / H[enry] Coppée.
    Coppée states that he will be an applicant for a professorship at the University of Pennsylvania and requests Ruggles' recommendation for the post. Coppée reviews his record and his matriculation at Yale, asserting that he has kept up with his classics reading and could assume the position without the "painful necessity of rapid preparation." He states that, if successful, he will "vindicate your good opinion." Coppée did earn the professorship at the University of Pennsylvania, leaving his teaching duties at West Point; he would go on from Penn to become the first President of Lehigh, serving from 1866 to 1875. As a young man, Coppée worked on the railroad and fought in the Army during the Mexican War. 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] 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
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