Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.colethom
Creators:
Cole, Thomas, 1801-1848
Dates:
1821-1863
Languages:
English
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Physical Description:
7 Microfilm reels
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Notebooks; sketchbooks; drawings; letters; manuscript poems; catalogs; paintbrushes.
Scope and Contents
REEL D40: ca. 575 drawings.
Scope and Contents
REEL D6: Letters, manuscript poems, catalogs and a sketchbook dated March 10, 1832.
Scope and Contents
REEL D39: 2 v. of notebooks; 1825, and 18 v. of sketchbooks, 1827-1847. Cole sketches mainly in New York State, The White Mountains, England, Italy, and Catskill, N.Y.
Scope and Contents
REELS ALC 1- ALC 4: Correspondence with Cole, including letters from friends, family, artists, and others; journals; notes; essays; lectures; poetry; clippings; and financial records.
Scope and Contents
Correspondents include: William Althorpe Adams, Samuel James Ainsley, Francis Alexander, Theodore Allen, Washington Allston, Thomas B. Ashton, Edwin T. Bennet, Simeon D. Bloodgood, William C. Bryant, Edward L. Carey, Cephas G. Childs, Lewis G. Clark, Thomas S. Cummings, Franklin Dexter, William Dunlap, Asher B. Durand, Robert Gilmor, George W. Greene, Charles C. Ingham, Charles R. Leslie, Jonathan Mason, Samuel F. B. Morse, John L. Morton, Henry C. Pratt, Luman Reed, John P. Ridner, Jonathan Sturges, Ithiel Town, Isaiah Townsend, Charles B. Trego, William P. Van Rensselaer, Cornelius Ver Bryck, Daniel Wadsworth, Samuel Ward, Robert W. Weir, Ambrose Wright, and others.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Painter; Catskill, N.Y. Cole lived most of his life in New York City even though he studied abroad. He was elected member of National Academy in 1826.

Administration
Existence and Location of Copies
35mm microfilm reels D6, D39, D40, and ALC 1- ALC 4 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Existence and Location of Originals
Reels ALC 1-ALC 4: Originals in New York State Library, Albany, New York.
Existence and Location of Originals
Reels D6, D39, D40: Originals in Detroit Institute of Art.
Author
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Material on reels D6, D39, D40 lent for microfilming 1961 by the Detroit Institute of Art. Material on reels ALC 1-ALC 4 lent for microfilming 1964 by the New York State Library. Paintbrushes were discovered 1964 by S.J. Fishburne, Albany Institute restorer, in basement of Cole's house. He turned them over to the Institute's director, Janet MacFarlane, who donated them to AAA, 1965.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Microfilmed materials must be consulted on microfilm. Contact Reference Services for more information.

Other Finding Aids
Other Finding Aids
List of contents of microfilm reel D39 and list of correspondents on ALC 1-ALC 4 available at Archives of American Art offices.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Landscape painting -- New York (State) Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Hudson River school of landscape painting Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Sketchbooks Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Painters -- New York (State) Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Adams, William Althorpe, 1797-1878 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Ainsley, Samuel James, 1806-1874 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Alexander, Francis, 1800-1880 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Allen, Theodore, fl. 1800-1850 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Allston, Washington, 1779-1843 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Ashton, Thomas B., fl. 1835-1850 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Bennet, Edwin Thomas Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Bloodgood, S. DeWitt (Simeon DeWitt), 1799-1866 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Bryant, William Cullen, 1794-1878 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Carey, Edward L., 1806-1845 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Childs, Cephas Grier, 1793-1871 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Clark, Lewis Gaylord, 1808-1873 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Cummings, Thomas Seir, 1804-1894 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Dexter, Franklin, 1793-1857 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Dunlap, William, 1766-1839 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Durand, Asher Brown, 1796-1886 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Gilmor, Robert, 1774-1848 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Greene, George Washington, 1811-1883 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Ingham, Charles Cromwell, 1796-1863 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Leslie, Charles Robert, 1794-1859 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Mason, Jonathan, 1795-1884 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Morse, Samuel Finley Breese, 1791-1872 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Morton, John Ludlow, 1792-1871 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Pratt, Henry Cheever, 1803-1880 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Reed, Luman, d. 1836 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Ridner, John P. Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Spencer, Mark Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Sturges, Jonathan, 1802-1874 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Town, Ithiel, 1784-1844 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Townsend, Isaiah Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Trego, Charles B., 1794-1874 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Van Rensselaer, William P. Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Ver Bryck, Cornelius, 1813-1844 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Wadsworth, Daniel, 1771-1848 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Ward, Samuel Gray Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Weir, Robert Walter, 1803-1889 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Wright, Ambrose Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

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