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COLE PORTER - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 02/17/1948 - HFSID 278886

COLE PORTER He signs a typed 1948 letter concerning the management of his mother's farm. Typed Letter signed: "Cole", 1 page, 5¾x9. New York, N.Y., 1948 February 17. On letterhead of the Waldorf-Astoria Towers to "Dear Harvey" [Albert H. Cole].

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COLE PORTER
He signs a typed 1948 letter concerning the management of his mother's farm.
Typed Letter signed: "Cole", 1 page, 5¾x9. New York, N.Y., 1948 February 17. On letterhead of the Waldorf-Astoria Towers to "Dear Harvey" [Albert H. Cole]. In full: "Did you and Omar ever come to an agreement as to the amount Omar should be paid per year by Katy for running her farm? As I told you when I was in Indiana, he should be paid from June 1947, when he took over. All my best to you and Mildred. Sincerely". Accompanied by unsigned carbon copy of Harvey Cole's reply, dated February 23, 1948, explaining that Omar Cole had refused to accept any compensation for running the farm of Porter's mother, since he was so grateful for her many kindnesses to him over the years. Cole Porter (1891-1964), known for his bouncy, lively style and witty lyrics, was a successful Broadway composer by 1928. He composed music and lyrics for more than 20 musicals, including Anything Goes (1934), Kiss Me, Kate (1948), Silk Stockings (1955) and High Society (1956). His classic songs include "Night and Day," "Begin the Beguine" and "I've Got You Under My Skin". Albert "Harvey" Cole, Porter's cousin, managed Porter's banking and bookkeeping from their hometown of Paris, Indiana. Catherine "Katy" Cole was Cole Porter's mother. The daughter of multimillionaire James Omar (J. O.) Cole, she dedicated herself to her son's success, encouraging his musical career and aiding him financially. She died in 1952, two years before Porter's wife Linda, the other great female influence on Porter's career. Omar Cole was another cousin of Cole Porter, also residing in the family's home town of Peru, Indiana. Porter letter creased. Lightly stained at upper right. Otherwise, fine condition. Albert Cole letter is creased, with paper loss in lower left corner.

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