Cole, Henry. , Sir, 1808-1882

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Dates:
Birth 1808-07-15
Death 1882-04-18

Biographical notes:

Sir Henry Cole, English journalist, civil servant, and product designer, and originator of the Christmas card. Cole was the editor of the 1875 edition of the collected works of Thomas Love Peacock.

From the description of Sir Henry Cole manuscript material : 1 item, ca. 1875 (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 155718520

From the guide to the Sir Henry Cole manuscript material : 1 item, ca. 1875, (The New York Public Library. Carl H. Pforzheimer Collection of Shelley and His Circle.)

English artist and government official.

From the description of Autograph letter signed : [London], to Sir Henry Rawlinson, 1872 Apr. 27. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270904387

English civil servant and inventor.

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Broadstairs, to Leigh Hunt, 1850 Sep. 20. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 779535569

Henry Cole was a designer, artist, and publisher. As director of the Victoria and Albert Museum, he organized the Great Exhibition of 1851; he introduced the penny postage system; invented the adhesive stamp; and published the first Christmas card. He was secretary of the Science and Art Dept. of the Committee of Council on Education, and director of the South Kensington Museum.

From the description of Henry Cole papers, 1822-1964 (bulk 1822-1864). (Pennsylvania State University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 38894860

English patron and artist; secretary of the Science and Art Department (founding body of the South Kensington Museum).

From the description of Autograph letter signed : to Alan S. Cole, 1877 Nov. 28. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270125431

English patron and artist; secretary of Science and Art Department (founding body of the South Kensington Museum).

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Lancaster Villa, Broughton Park, Cheetham Hill Road, Manchester, to Arthur Sullivan, 1877 Nov. 29. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270125374

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Subjects:

  • Art schools--19th century
  • Museum directors--19th century

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Places:

  • England (as recorded)