Archives of Maryland
(Biographical Series)

Howard Cooper (c. 1867-1885)
MSA SC 3520-13733

Sources:


Newspaper articles (in chronological order) -

"Dastardly Outrage."  The Baltimore County Union, 4 April 1885.

"The Brutal Assault on Miss Gray." The Baltimore County Union, 11 April 1885.

"Miss Gray's Condition." The Baltimore Sun, 11 April 1885.

"Cooper Make a Hasty Visit to Towsontown." The Baltimore County Union, 18 April 1885.

"Howard Cooper feels very comfortable." The Baltimore County Union, 25 April 1885.

"Cooper's Case Removed."   The Baltimore County Union, 9 May 1885.

"The Trial, Conviction and Sentence of Cooper--An Effort to Get his Case into the U.S. Court."   The Baltimore County Union, 23 May 1885.

"The Cooper Case."  The Baltimore County Union, 30 May 1885.

"Cooper's case."  Anne Arundel Advertiser, 11 June 1885.
Transcript of above article.

"The Cooper Case in the Court of Appeals." The Baltimore County Union, 27 June 1885.

"Cooper in Jail Here--His Death Warrant Read to Him."  The Baltimore County Union, 4 July 1885.

"Howard Cooper Hanged."  The Baltimore Sun, 13 July 1885.
(Note:  This article is identical to the Hagerstown Daily News article of July 14, 1885, below)

"Lynched:  Howard Cooper Hanged." The Hagerstown Daily News, 14 July 1885.

"The Lynching of Cooper." The Baltimore Sun, 14 July 1885.

"The Lynching of Howard Cooper." The Baltimore Sun, 14 July 1885.

"Our Sentiments."  The Hagerstown Daily News, 14 July 1885.

"Cooper And His Lynchers."  The Baltimore County Union, 18 July 1885.

"Howard Cooper Lynched!"  The Maryland Journal, 18 July 1885.

"Letter From Baltimore:  The Lynching of Cooper--A Lawyer's View of the Affair--A Successful Builder, &c. The Baltimore County Union, 18 July 1885.

"Lynched Him."  The Rising Sun Journal, 18 July 1885.

"The Lynching Of Howard Cooper." The Baltimore County Union, 18 July 1885.

"Lynching of Howard Cooper."  The Democrat Advocate, 18 July 1885.

"We have heard."  The Baltimore County Union, 18 July 1885.

"Howard Cooper Was Guilty."  The Baltimore County Union, 25 July 1885.

"An Opinion on the Cooper Case." The Baltimore County Union, 25 July 1885.

"The Lynching of Howard Cooper:  Opinions of the Press of Maryland." The Maryland Journal, 25 July 1885.

"The Havre-de-Grace Republican." The Baltimore County Union, 1 August 1885.

"Yesterday was the day appointed for the execution of Cooper." The Baltimore County Union, 8 August 1885.

Newspapers searched, nothing found -

The Baltimore American--MSA has original issues from 1885 at 3/48/8/32.  They are oversized and would need to be scanned on the Zeutschel.  Specific articles not identified.

The Baltimore County Democrat -- Issues from 1885 were missing on microfilm roll M8477, MSA.

The Baltimore Morning Herald--Issues from 1885 not listed on finding aid at MSA.

The Baltimore Sun--It was reported in another newspaper that the Baltimore Sun of Saturday, April 11, 1885 printed the circular letter written by "The Progressive Assocation" urging the African American community to raise funds for Cooper's trial to be taken to the U.S. Supreme Court.  I did not find this letter on that date.

The Bel Air Aegis--Not at MSA.

The Bel Air Democrat--Not at MSA.

The Bel Air Times--M7715 not in drawer in microfilm room.

The Calvert Journal (Prince Frederick)--1885 missing on M8038.

The Caroline Democrat (Denton)--Originals at 3/46/3/67--Nothing found.

The Cecil Democrat--MSA does not have 1885.

The Cecil Whig--M7448 ends at the end of 1884.

The (Easton) Comet and Advertiser--MSA does not have 1885.

The Wicomico Record--Not at MSA


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