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date: 24 November 2020

COLE, Sir Henry (1808–82) 

The Oxford Companion to Children's Literature

Daniel Hahn

Editor of The *Home Treasury series of books under the pseudonym ‘Felix Summerly’. Cole began in the 1840s to write a series of handbooks on celebrated buildings in London, based largely on materials in the Public Record Office, where he worked for many years. For these he used the nom de plume ‘Felix Summerly’. At the same time, the wants of his eight children encouraged him to initiate the ... ...

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