George B. Coale letters
Scope and Contents
This collection consists of ten letters to George B. Coale, including hand-written letters from Edwin Booth, John H. Wheeler, and Charlotte Cushman. A typed copy of letter from Oliver Wendell Holmes (dated August 24, 1881) is also present. The letters range in date from 1832 to 1881.
The letters include a typed copy of an undated letter by an unknown 13 year old correspondent describing a cholera outbreak in Poughkeepsie, New York. The collection also includes a note, perhaps written by an archivist, providing some context for the letter from Edwin Booth: "Jervis Mc Entee, Sanford R. Gifford and Launt Thompson were artists living in New York and were intimate friends of both Edwin Booth and George B. Coale. The "Fair" was one held in Baltimore shortly after the Civil War for the benefit of Union soldiers."
- 1832, 1852, 1853, 1877, 1878, 1881
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Biographical / Historical
George B. Coale (1819-1887) was an insurance executive in Baltimore, working with the Merchants Mutual Marine Insurance Co, as well as an amateur photographer.
Biographical information adapted from http://www.mdhs.org/findingaid/coale-photograph-collection-pp176, accessed 2018 February 2.
0.167 Cubic Feet (10 letters)
Language of Materials
George B. Coale (1819-1887) was an insurance executive in Baltimore. This collection consists of ten letters to George B. Coale ranging in date from 1832 to 1881.
Formerly part of MS.0034.
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- Wilkinson, James John Garth, 1812-1899 (Person)
- Booth, Edwin, 1833-1893 (Person)
- Wheeler, John H. (John Hill), 1806-1882 (Person)
- Cushman, Charlotte, 1816-1876 (Person)
- Holmes, Oliver Wendell, 1809-1894 (Person)
- Guide to the George B. Coale letters
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