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Thomas N. Cooke Collection Edit


GHS 2020.01
Finding Aid Author
Leslie Albamonte
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Finding Aid Note
Part of the Manuscript Collections, Greenwich Historical Society Contact: Christopher Shields, Curator of Library and Archives 47 Strickland Road Cos Cob, CT 06807 United Stated


  • 1899-1988 (Creation)


  • 42.7 Linear Feet (Whole)
    50 Legal document cases 8 flat boxes of various sizes 22 catalog card boxes Oversized maps in Flatfile

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  • Scope and Contents

    Collection contains records from Thomas N. Cooke that spans from the creation of his real estate firm in 1899 to 1988, with the bulk of the information dating from 1899-1950. The collection features records of early 20th century real estate transactions which include correspondence, statements, ledgers, maps and property photos. Ephemera, property listing brochures and published advertisements are also included. Noteable property owners include members of the Rockefeller family, Thorne, Washbourne, and Witherell. The bulk of property records are for the town of Greenwich, but also contain a sub-series of properties outside of Greenwich. Correspondences and maps regarding Cooke’s personal properties and investments are included, as are correspondences documenting Cooke’s professional affiliations.

    The collection is arranged in three series: Business Records, Personal Records and Professional Affiliation Records. Statements, correspondences, and property listing records maintained by the Thomas N. Cooke Real Estate firm after his death and are incorporated into this collection.

  • Arrangement

    Arranged into three series.

  • Conditions Governing Access

    Access to this collection is unrestricted.

  • Biographical Sketch

    Thomas N. Cooke was the president of the Greenwich, Connecticut real estate and insurance firm bearing his name. He died in 1948 at the age of 68. He was a past president of the Association of Real Estate Boards of Connecticut, past director of the National Association, a founder and two-term president of the Greenwich Real Estate Board and a director of the Greenwich Trust Company. He was also part owner of the Pickwick Arms Hotel.

  • Processing Information

    Processed by Leslie Albamonte, January 2021

  • Provenance

    Gift of Jane Schnitzer, 2016

  • Preferred Citation

    [Identification of Item], Thomas N. Cooke Collection, Greenwich Historical Society