Collection AR64 - Maria Mee Cooper Letter

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AR64

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Maria Mee Cooper Letter

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  • n.d. [c1860] (Creation)

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1 item

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Maria Mee Cooper (1819)

Biographical history

Maria Mee Cooper (b c1819) was the second wife of George Cooper (c1812-1880), surgeon, of 4 George Street, Croydon. Alfred (`Fred) (c1852-1875) was the eldest of their four children (although George had at least two older children, George and Henrietta, by his first wife).

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Accession Number: A64

Maria Mee Cooper letter

Letter: from Maria Mee Cooper to Fred, her son, written on Addiscombe College headed paper. nd

Item date: c1860

Accession date: 27/11/1999

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Letter: from Maria Mee Cooper to Fred, her son, while he was at school. The letter contains references to gifts from pupils to Mr (Alfred) Twentyman (a school proprietor); Addiscombe Races, prizes given by an Indian Prince to Addiscombe cadets and Cookes Gymnastic Performing Elephants in Croydon.

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The letter is written on what seems to be Addiscombe College headed paper, with an engraving of the college. George Cooper senior may have been one of the doctors who attended the cadets there; or it is possible that the engraving is simply decorative.

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The official archives of Addiscombe Military Seminary, including admission registers of cadets, are held among the records of the India Office at the British Library (Asia, Pacific Africa Collections), 96 Euston Road, London, NW1 2DB, reference numbers L/MIL/9/333 - 357. The records are summarised on pp113 - 123 of Anthony Farrington, The Records of the East India College Haileybury and other institutions (HMSO, 1976) which is held by the Local Studies Library at S70 (355) FAR.

Croydon Archives Service holds further non-offical archive materials relating to the Addiscombe Military Seminary at AR 29, AR30, AR55, AR65 and AR85.

For a detailed history of the College, see Col. H.M.Vibart, Addiscombe: Its Heroes and Men of Note (1894) held by the Local Studies Library at S70 (355) VIB. This includes a list of cadets.

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GB-352-ar64

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24/06/2015

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