Harry E. Cole Papers, 1763-1937

Collection Number: 698

Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections
Cornell University Library


DESCRIPTIVE SUMMARY

Title:
Harry E. Cole papers, 1763-1937
Collection Number:
698
Creator:
Harry E. Cole.
Quantity:
2.8 cubic ft.
Forms of Material:
Correspondence, diaries, indentures, poems, genealogies, photo album, letterbook, notebook, and scrapbooks.
Repository:
Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Abstract:
Correspondence, diaries (1912-36), indentures, poems, genealogies, photo album, and other materials on the early and contemporary history of Salem, Washington County, New York, including papers relating to the raising of regiments for the Revolutionary War and compensation for the same; a general history of Washington Academy; a Salem letterbook (1794-1882); a notebook of outlines of theological studies kept by Henry M. Davis; two scrapbooks of Albany clippings; and diaries and correspondence of Harry Cole.
Language:
Collection material in English


BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE

After his retirement from the State Department of New York, Harry E. Cole became historian for Salem, New York.

COLLECTION DESCRIPTION

Correspondence, diaries (1912-36), indentures, poems, genealogies, photo album, and other materials on the early and contemporary history of Salem, Washington County, New York, including papers relating to the raising of regiments for the Revolutionary War and compensation for the same; a general history of Washington Academy; a Salem letterbook (1794-1882); a notebook of outlines of theological studies kept by Henry M. Davis; two scrapbooks of Albany clippings; and diaries and correspondence of Harry Cole.
SUBJECTS

Names:
Cole, Harry E.
Davis, Henry M.
Washington Academy (Salem, N.Y.)

Subjects:
Military service, Voluntary.
Theology--Study and teaching.

Places:
Salem (N.Y.)--History.
United States--Armed Forces--Pay, allowances, etc.
United States--History--Revolution, 1775-1783.
Washington County (N.Y.)--History.

Form and Genre Terms:
Genealogies.
Indentures.
Photographs.
Poems.
Scrapbooks.


INFORMATION FOR USERS

Cite As:
Harry E. Cole Papers, #698. Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.

CONTAINER LIST

Container
Description
Date
Box 1
Mss. folder (photocopies)
1763-1769
Box 1
Mss. folder (some photocopies)
1770-1784
Box 1
Mss. folder (some photocopies)
1785-1787
Box 1
Mss. folder
1787-1799
Box 1
Mss. folder (2 photocopies)
1810-1819
Box 1
Mss. folder (2 photocopies)
1820-1833
Box 1
Printed volume: The Illustrated Self-Instructor in Phrenology and Physiology by O.S. and L.N. Fowler (New York: Fowler and Wells, publishers, 1859), with chart of the character of Emma C. Wilder as given by Nelson Sizer, Feb. 7, 1857
1857
Box 1
Mss. folder
1846-1859
Box 1
Mss. folder (some photocopies)
1862-1863
Box 1
Mss. folder (some photocopies)
1864-1868
Box 1
Mss. folder
1870-1879
Box 1
Mss. folder
1880-1883
Box 1
Folder
1884-1888
Box 1
Mss. folder
1890-1898
Box 1
Pamphlet--reprint of memorial to Dr. John Francis Williams from The American Geologist, Mar. 1892
Box 1
Mss. folder
1900-1909
Box 1
The Salem Review-Press, supplement, Dec. 20, 1901 , on 10th anniversary of the Bancroft Public Library
Box 1
Invitation to witness electrocution, at Auburn Prison, of Leon F. Czolgosz alias Fred Nieman (man who shot President Wm. McKinley at Buffalo, N.Y.), issued to Chas. F. Rattigan of Auburn (he became Sup't. of Prisons later), Oct. 23, 1901
Box 1
Mss. folder
1910-1915
Box 1
Photograph: 4 3/16" x 6 3/16" portrait of Harry E. Cole, Albany, Mar. 1911
Box 1
Photograph: 6 15/16" x 13 1/2" N.Y.S. Assembly of 1911 (H.E. Cole and Al Smith indicated)
Box 1
Printed "Thanksgiving Proclamation" by Gov. John A. Dix, 1911
Box 2
Mss. folder
1916-1919
Box 2
Booklet: Soldiers Individual Pay Record Book, issued to Hugh B. Cole, 1918-1919
Box 2
Mss. folder
1920-1925
Box 2
Business record cards
1922-1925
Box 2
Business record cards
1926-1927
Box 2
Invitation to opening of the Holland Tunnel between N.Y. and N.J., Nov. 12, 1927
Box 2
Business record card
1928-1929
Box 2
Program of inauguration of F.D. Roosevelt as N.Y.S. governor, Jan. 1, 1929
Box 2
Mss. folder
1930-1932
Box 2
Invitation to opening of the George Washington Bridge, Oct. 24, 1931
Box 2
Photograph: 5" x 7", Lt. Gov. Lehman and family on inspection tour of state institutions, Aug. 10, 1932
Box 2
27 typescript pp. (bound), Recollections of Salem, N.Y., Sept. 1932
Box 2
Booklet: History of the 309th Machine Gun Battalion 78th Division, American Expeditionary Forces, Côte d'Or, France, 1919
Box 2
1925 Year Book of Washington Academy, Salem, N.Y.
Box 2
Invitation to Inaugural Ball honoring Gov. F.D. Roosevelt, Dec. 31, 1930
Box 2
Pamphlet: The 100th Anniversary of the N.Y.S. Agricultural Society, Jan. 20, 1932
Box 3
Mss. folder
1933
Box 3
Mss. folder
1934
Box 3
Mss. folder
1935
Box 3
Mss. folder
1936-1937
Volumes
Box 3
Steno pad: H.E. Cole address written on front cover. List postmasters and dates for Salem and vicinity, 1825-1932
Box 3
Notebook: May A. Marston written on front cover. Genealogical notes on Fitch family and related families
Box 3
Anniversary Souvenir (N.Y. press of T.A. Wright, 1896 ), published copy of the proceedings at anniversary celebration of the U.P. Church, Salem, N.Y., 100pp.
Box 3
Paperback: Betts-Roosevelt Letters (3rd edition) by Charles H. Betts, published by the Lyons Republican Co., Lyons, N.Y., 1912 , 102 pp., autographed copy
Box 3
Some Facts Concerning Our Local History, by Willoughby Lord Sawyer, Swigert Press, Hudson Falls, N.Y., 1930 , 62 pp., autographed copy
Box 3
The History of a Remarkable Law Suit: John W. Kinney vs. N.Y. Central R.R. Co., by Hamilton Ward [attorney for plaintiff], printed by Batavia Times, Batavia, N.Y., n.d., 49 pp.
Box 6
History of the Presbytery of Argyle of the United Presbyterian Church of North America and its Associate and and Associate Reformed Predecessors, 1880
Box 6
Pamphlet: Scripture History for the Young, by the Rev. John Howard, Virtue & Yorston, Publishers, New York, 1865 ("The Illustrated Edition")
Box 6
Pamphlet: The Centennial Discourse on the One Hundredth Anniversary of the First Baptist Church, Warren, R.I., by A.F. Spalding, Nov. 15, 1864 (Providence: Knowles, Anthony & Co., printers, 1865 )
Box 6
Pamphlet: Minutes of the Rhode Island Baptist Anniversaries, 1902
Box 6
Paperback book: An Antidote Against Melancholy, 1884 , N.Y., printed by T.L.D.V. for Pratt Manufacturing Co. (apparently for free distribution to patrons), 123 pp. "Compounded of Choice Poems, Jovial Songs, Merry Ballads, and Witty Parodies. Most pleasant and diverting to read." Stamped: Cole Memorial, Bancroft Public Library, Salem, NY
Miscellaneous
Box 4
Folder marked "Pictures and Broadsides"
Box 4
Mss. volume [not in folder]: Constitution and minute book of the Young People's Literary Guild, Nov. 12, 1877-Feb. 23, 1878 ; minutes of the Literary Guild of Salem, Oct. 7, 1878-1881 . [The two names were apparently used interchangeable. Meetings were held during the fall and winter months only.]
Box 4
Sally Wright Cole, 1797-1859
Box 4
Folder marked "Poems, postcards, etc."
Box 4
Folder marked "Booklets" (not listed)
Box 5
Genealogy and undated mss. material
Diaries
Box 6
Mrs. H.E. Cole
1912
Box 6
Mrs. H.E. Cole
1913
Box 6
[no name, looks like same handwriting]
1915
Box 6
Mrs. H.E. Cole
1921
Box 6
Mrs. H.E. Cole
1924
Box 6
[no name, H.E. Cole]
1934
Volumes loose on shelf
Photograph album
Scrapbook, H.E. Cole
[1886-1889]-1911
Scrapbook
[1912-1918]-1932
Diary of H.E. Cole
1927
Salem receipts, etc., pasted in vol.
1794-1882
Theological Common Place Book of Henry M. Davis, loose Davis family items inside
1834, 1806-1868