Skip to main content

Timothy Cole papers, 1883-1936

Contents and Arrangement

The collection is arranged into 5 series:

Make a Request

  • To request an appointment to view materials, make your selections using the checkboxes and click the "Reading Room" button. Please note, you will receive the full box.
  • To request reproductions, make your selections using the checkboxes and click the "Reproduction" button.

Series 1: Letters , 1883-1930
(Box 1; 32 folders)

Letters are primarily written by Timothy Cole to various editors of Century Magazine, but include scattered letters from the editors, and colleagues Gifford Beal, Alice Brown, George de Forest Brush, Kenyon Cox, David Finney, Helen C. Frick, Joseph Pennell, Caroline Powell, John Singer Sargent, and Helen M. Turner.
Letters are arranged chronologically.
Description Container Select
Letters, undated
(3 folders)
1
1-3
Letters, 1883
1
4
Letters, 1884
(3 folders)
1
5-7
Letters, 1885
1
8
Letters, 1886
(5 folders)
1
9-13
Letters, 1887
(3 folders)
1
14-16
Letters, 1888
(4 folders)
1
17-20
Letters, 1889-1890
1
21
Letters, 1891
1
22
Letters, 1892
1
23
Letters, 1893
(4 folders)
1
24-27
Letters, 1908
1
28
Letters, 1914
1
29
Letters, 1915-1918
1
30
Letters, 1921
1
31
Letters, 1924-1930
1
32

Series 2: Writings , 1920
(Box 1; 2 folders)

Writings consist of a notebook of poems, essays about Louise Imogen Guiney and Joseph Pennell, and an autobiographical essay.
Description Container Select
Notebook of Poems, undated
1
33
Miscellaneous Writings, 1920, undated
1
34

Series 3: Artwork , 1907-1921
(Box 1, OV 2; 4 folders)

Artwork consists of wood engravings executed by Cole of works by master painters. Also included are two printing plates used by Century Magazine to reproduce Cole's wood engravings.
Description Container Select
Wood Engraving of El Greco's Dominican Monk, 1907
(see also OV 2)
1
35
Copper Electroplate of Wood Engraving of Portrait of George Washington, undated
1
36
Nickel Electroplate of Wood Engraving of El Greco's Dominican Monk, 1907
1
37
Wood Engraving of Eugene Carrière's La Maternité, 1909
OV 2
Wood Engraving of Corot's The Bathers, 1910
OV 2
Wood Engraving of Leonardo da Vinci's Mona Lisa, 1914
OV 2
Wood Engraving of Rembrandt's Self-Portrait, 1921
OV 2

Series 4: Clippings , 1927-1936
(Box 1; 2 folders)

Clippings are about Cole, his work, and the publication of the book Timothy Cole: Wood Engraver by Alphaeus P. Cole and Margaret Ward Cole in 1936.
Description Container Select
Clippings, 1927
1
38
Clippings, 1928-1936
1
39

Series 5: Photograph , 1910
(Box 1; 1 folder)

The photograph is of Timothy Cole cutting a wood engraving block while his wife reads a book nearby.
Description Container Select
Photograph of Timothy Cole and his Wife, circa 1910
1
40

Make a Request

  • To request an appointment to view materials, make your selections using the checkboxes and click the "Reading Room" button. Please note, you will receive the full box.
  • To request reproductions, make your selections using the checkboxes and click the "Reproduction" button.