Florence Cole Vincent Collection


Vedder Research Library
90 County Highway 42
Coxsackie, NY 12051

Access Number



Florence Cole Vincent, Cole family, Thomson Family.


.6 cu. ft. (2 Boxes)

Languages Present


Date Range

c. 1770 - 1915

Historical Note

Florence Cole Vincent was the granddaughter of famed Hudson River School painter Thomas Cole (b. 1801 - d. 1848). Over her lifetime Mrs. Vincent assembled information about her grandfather and his estate and compiled a representative collection of her holdings to be placed in the care of the Greene County Historical Society. The collection deals with the immediate family of Thomas Cole as well as the family of his wife, Maria Bartow, and her uncles John Alexander and Thomas Thompson. The Thompsons, who were the original builders of Cedar Grove, also had considerable land holdings and business interests in Greene and possibly Schoharie Counties. Of considerable interest among these papers

Summary of Contents

The collection contains a variety of material ranging from news clippings concerning Cole to original work by his children. One folder contains information about events where Cole’s work was exhibited and notes comprising gleanings about events surrounding his home in the years following his death. Several folders containing family papers and correspondence of his descendants and the related Thompsons, in particular an indenture from 1770 which is the oldest item in the collection.


Boxes organized as presented to VRL by donor, material foldered by subject or record creator as appropriate.


Documentation available within collection.

Processing Details

None Available.


Collection processor information and dates unavailable, finding aid published Summer 2018 by Jonathan Palmer.


Materials are available to examine on-site at the Vedder Research Library in Coxsackie, New York during posted hours as found on the repository’s website.

Access Restrictions


Use Restrictions

Researcher assumes full responsibility for conforming to current copyright laws. Duplication of print and photographic materials without express permission of library staff is strictly prohibited. 

Citing material

Identification of Item, Folder, Box, Collection Name, Date Range. Vedder Research Library, Greene County Historical Society, Coxsackie NY. 

Contents of Collection

Itemized list of collection provided on request when available by calling or emailing the Vedder Research Library during posted hours. 

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