Statistics for occurrence #1 of “Thomas Cole” in article 7 of The Daily Dispatch: January 10, 1862., [Electronic resource]:
...f books was observable on the mantle piece.
Not having seen anything of the sort for more than a month, I laid violent hands on one, and, to my great surprise, found it to be the "Life and Works of Thomas Cole ." Struck with the coincidence of name, I opened the volume hasfily, and made the discovery, that Thomas Cole was an English artist, who came to America in 1819, and obtained some celebrity in his pro...
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