When he died in 1897, Cope was immortalized in bronze by Eugene Costello, and his bust wound up on a pedestal in Leidy Labs. And there he stayed--until the end of October this year.
Whoever removed the bust did so carefully and without haste, according to Detective Bill Danks--taking even the nameplate, so that when staff first noticed the empty pedestal they thought he had simply been moved a new location in the building. But Edward Drinker Cope is truly missing. Anyone with any information about his whereabouts can call Detective Danks at 898-4485. Or, as the detective suggests: "Just put him back on his pedestal." The Department of Biology misses him.
Photo courtesy of University Archives
Volume 43 Number 14
December 3, 1996
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