- Cole, Ira A[lbert]
- (1883–?)Kansas amateur journalist and editor of The Plainsman,for which HPL wrote “On the Cowboys of the West” (December 1915). He became a member of the round-robin correspondence group, the Kleicomolo (1915–19?), with HPL, Rheinhart Kleiner, and Maurice W.Moe. HPL published some of Cole’s poems in The Conservative (“The Dream of a Golden Age,” July 1915; “In Vita Elysium,” July 1917). Cole later converted to Pentacostalism. He wrote a brief memoir of HPL, “A Tribute from the Past” ( OWash-Ta-Nong,1937; rpt. LR).
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