J. R. Cole Papers

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US TxAM-C C000040

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J. R. Cole Papers


  • 1871-1971 (Creation)


1 box

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Born November 17, 1839, James Reid Cole acquired his taste for literature while he worked at E.W. Ogburn’s Book Store. He graduated from Trinity College in 1861 and fought on the Confederate side as a Colonel in the Civil War. In 1883 he was elected as president of the Department of English Language, Literature, and History at Texas A&M College.

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This collection contains clippings, news articles, and photographs of J. R. Cole, Sr., as well as the resources that he used to write his autobiography (included). Also included is correspondence from J. R. Cole, Jr. and correspondence between the archives and donors.

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  • English

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Finding Aid Authors: Samantha Reagan and Jenny Reibenspies.

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