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Philip Gillette Cole Papers, 1876-1937

Identifier: MC-1944-47

Scope and Contents

The Journal of the 7th Cavalry's Yellowstone Expedition of 1876, correspondence with Theodore W. Goldin, E. A. Brininstool, and others comprise this collection.

Interesting item: One letter in this collection was penned by Theodore Goldin, survivor of the Custer expedition, to Dr. Cole promising the Cole children a story. Another letter folĀ­ lowed in which Goldin enclosed the story, "A Winter's Raid,'' pertaining to the raid of the 7th Cavalry under Major Reno.


  • 1876 - 1937


Conditions Governing Access

Access is by appointment only.

Biographical / Historical

Dr. Philip Gillette Cole, a retired physician, and former president of A. Schrader and Sons Manufacturing Company, lived in Tarrytown, New York, on the Cole estate, Zeeview. He was born at Helena, Montana, and graduated from Princeton and the Columbia Medical College. The Cole collection, which comprises a large part of the Gilcrease Collection, was sold to Mr. Gilcrease by Mrs. Katherine Cole after the death of her husband in 1941.


7 items

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchased from the Dr. Philip Gillette Cole Collection by Mr. Gilcrease in 1944, and were shipped to Tulsa in 1947. Cole was Selzer's Chief patron.

Physical Description

All of the biographical material and most of the letters are typed and in good condition.



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Repository Details

Part of the Helmerich Center for American Research at Gilcrease Museum. Repository

1400 N. Gilcrease Museum Rd.
Tulsa Ok 74127