Cole, Henry. , Sir, 1808-1882

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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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creatorOf Dickens, Charles, 1812-1870. Autograph letter signed : London, to Henry Cole, 1847 Mar. 22. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Sullivan, Arthur, Sir, 1842-1900. Autograph letter signed : 8 Albert Mansions, S.W., [London], to Henry Cole, 1865 Dec. 7 to 1877 Nov. 24, with 2 undated letters. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Sir Joseph Dalton Hooker correspondence, 1844-1910, 1844-1910 American Philosophical Society
referencedIn Robert Hunt letters, 1842-1879, 1842-1879 American Philosophical Society
creatorOf Huxley, Thomas Henry, 1825-1895. Papers. Smithsonian Institution. Libraries
creatorOf Houghton, Richard Monckton Milnes, Baron, 1809-1885. Letters to Sir Henry Cole, 1866-1876. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Mill, John Stuart, 1806-1873. Papers, 1839-1870. Duke University Libraries, Duke University Library; Perkins Library
creatorOf Hooker, Joseph Dalton, Sir, 1817-1911. Letters. Smithsonian Institution. Libraries
referencedIn Thomas Love Peacock manuscript material : 152 items, 1792-1863 The New York Public Library. Carl H. Pforzheimer Collection of Shelley and His Circle.
creatorOf Dickens, Charles, 1812-1870. Autograph letter signed : London, to Henry Cole, 1862 Apr. 10. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Cole, Henry, Sir, 1808-1882. Autograph letter signed : South Kensington Museum, London W. ; to Lt. Col. Shadwell, 1861 Dec. 19. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn John Stuart Mill papers, 1812-1888 Yale University. Department of Manuscripts and Archives
referencedIn Thomas Henry Huxley Papers, 1851-1895, 1851-1895 American Philosophical Society
referencedIn Collection of autographs of scientists, 1772-1973, 1772-1973 American Philosophical Society
creatorOf Cole, Henry, Sir, 1808-1882. Autograph letter signed : [London], to Sir Henry Rawlinson, 1872 Apr. 27. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Thackeray, William Makepeace, 1811-1863. Autograph note signed : [n.p.], to Henry Cole, [1851-1863]. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Rawlins, Ray E. D., 1917-1979,. Collection of autographs of scientists, 1772-1973. American Philosophical Society Library
creatorOf Cole, Henry, Sir, 1808-1882. Autograph letter signed : to Thomas Carlyle, 1844 Feb. 28. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Richard Copley Christie manuscript material : 2 items, 1879 The New York Public Library. Carl H. Pforzheimer Collection of Shelley and His Circle.
creatorOf Sir Henry Cole manuscript material : 1 item, ca. 1875 The New York Public Library. Carl H. Pforzheimer Collection of Shelley and His Circle.
creatorOf Cole, Henry, Sir, 1808-1882. Henry Cole papers, 1822-1964 (bulk 1822-1864). Pennsylvania State University Libraries
creatorOf Cole, Henry, Sir, 1808-1882. Sir Henry Cole manuscript material : 1 item, ca. 1875 New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn John Edward Gray papers, 1783-1884, 1783-1884 American Philosophical Society
creatorOf Thackeray, William Makepeace, 1811-1863. William Makepeace Thackeray collection of papers, [1828]-1937 bulk (1829-1864). New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Dickens, Charles, 1812-1870. Autograph letter signed : Broadstairs, to Henry Cole, 1850 Sept. 25. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Cole, Henry, Sir, 1808-1882. Autograph letter signed : Lancaster Villa, Broughton Park, Cheetham Hill Road, Manchester, to Arthur Sullivan, 1877 Nov. 29. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Cole, Henry, Sir, 1808-1882. Autograph letter signed : to Alan S. Cole, 1877 Nov. 28. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Huxley, Thomas Henry, 1825-1895. Correspondence, 1851-1895. American Philosophical Society Library
creatorOf Cole, Henry, Sir, 1808-1882. Letter. Smithsonian Institution. Libraries
creatorOf Dickens, Charles, 1812-1870. Autograph letter signed : London, to Henry Cole, 1854 June 17. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Hooker, Joseph Dalton, Sir, 1817-1911. Correspondence, 1844-1910. American Philosophical Society Library
referencedIn Herrmann, Wolfgang, 1899-1995. Wolfgang Herrmann papers, 1924-1991. Getty Research Institute
referencedIn Hunt, Robert, 1807-1887. Letters, 1842-1879. American Philosophical Society Library
referencedIn Mill, John Stuart, 1806-1873. John Stuart Mill papers, 1812-1888 (inclusive). Yale University Library
creatorOf Cole, Henry, Sir, 1808-1882. Autograph letter signed : Broadstairs, to Leigh Hunt, 1850 Sep. 20. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Hooker, William Jackson, Sir, 1785-1865. Correspondence. Smithsonian Institution. Libraries
referencedIn William Makepeace Thackeray collection of papers, 1828]-1937, 1829-1864 The New York Public Library. Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Collection of English and American Literature.
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associatedWith Allen, Reginald, person
associatedWith Bennett, A. G. C., person
associatedWith Buller, Charles, 1806-1848. person
associatedWith Cahoon, Herbert, 1918- person
associatedWith Carlyle, Thomas, person
associatedWith Chicago School of Design. corporateBody
associatedWith Christie, Richard Copley, 1830-1901 person
associatedWith Cole, Alan S. (Alan Summerly), 1846-1934, person
associatedWith Cole family. family
associatedWith Darwin, Robin, Sir, 1910-1974, person
associatedWith Dibner, Bern, person
associatedWith Dickens, Charles, 1812-1870. person
associatedWith Gray, John Edward person
associatedWith Grote, George, 1794-1871. person
associatedWith Herrmann, Wolfgang, 1899-1995. person
associatedWith Hooker, Joseph Dalton, Sir, 1817-1911. person
associatedWith Hooker, William Jackson, Sir, 1785-1865. person
associatedWith Houghton, Richard Monckton Milnes, Baron, 1809-1885. person
associatedWith Hunt, Leigh, 1784-1859, person
associatedWith Hunt, Robert, 1807-1887. person
associatedWith Huxley, Thomas Henry, 1825-1895. person
associatedWith Lewis, A. J. person
associatedWith Mill, John Stuart, 1806-1873. person
associatedWith Peacock, Thomas Love, 1785-1866. person
associatedWith Rawlinson, Henry Creswicke, Sir, 1810-1895, person
associatedWith Rawlins, Ray, 1917- person
associatedWith Rawlins, Ray E. D., 1917-1979, person
associatedWith Ray, Gordon Norton, 1915-1986, person
associatedWith Shadwell, Lt. Col, person
associatedWith South Kensington Museum. corporateBody
associatedWith Sullivan, Arthur, Sir, 1842-1900, person
associatedWith Thackeray, William Makepeace, 1811-1863. person
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Art schools--19th century
Museum directors--19th century
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Birth 1808-07-15

Death 1882-04-18

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