|Creator:||Cope, Julia Evans, d. 1929|
|Title:||Julia Evans Cope letter|
|Dates:||1924 June 11|
|Quantity:||0.1 Linear feet (1 letter)|
Julia Evans Cope was an Atlanta resident who was prominent in literary and charity circles in the early twentieth century. As a young adult she was a school teacher and she founded the Parental Home System of Kentucky to help orphaned children. She was married to William Cassander Cope, a Baptist minister, editor, and college professor. She had two sons, Channing and Willard Cope. Mrs. Cope was an active member of the Baptist church, the Order of the Eastern Star, the Kentucky Club, and the Atlanta Writers Club. She also played a significant role in establishing the Authors' Grove in Atlanta's Piedmont Park.
A single letter from Julia Evans Cope to the Georgia General Assembly addressing the topic of capital punishment in the state. Cope is writing in support of the the bill to abolish capital punishment put forward by Representatives Viola Ross Napier of Bibb County and John Stephens Wood of Fulton County. At the time of the letter the bill was pending before the House Judiciary Committee. Also included is a photocopy of Cope's obituary from The Atlanta Constitution, dated 1929 March 6.
Julia Cope Evans letter, ms 3857, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.