- Cole, Edward H[arold]
- (1892–1966).Massachusetts amateur journalist; editor of The Olympian. He came in touch with HPL in late 1914, when he advised HPL to assist the Providence Amateur Press Club; he met HPL in December 1914. Their correspondence continued until HPL’s death. He married Helene E. Hoffman (1893–1919), who gave birth to a son, E[dward] Sherman Cole (b. 1918), to whom HPL wrote a few whimsical letters in early 1919. Upon Helene Hoffman Cole’s death, HPL wrote a poetic tribute, “Helene Hoffman Cole: 1893–1919: The Club’s Tribute” ( Bonnet,June 1919), as well as a prose article, “Helene Hoffman Cole—Litterateur” ( United Amateur,May 1919). HPL frequently visited Cole in the Boston area in the 1920s and 1930s. After HPL’s death, Cole edited a special issue of The Olympian(Autumn 1940) devoted to HPL, for which he wrote a lengthy memoir, “Ave atque Vale!” (rpt. LR).
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