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 William Walter Coleman

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William Walter Coleman

Birth
Providence, Providence County, Rhode Island, USA
Death 12 Oct 1908 (aged 78)
Kennebunk Beach, York County, Maine, USA
Burial Providence, Providence County, Rhode Island, USA
Plot FUS
Memorial ID 187560385 View Source
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Information for this memorial came from rihistoriccemeteries.org
Parents: William Coleman & Harriet Davis
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Information from the death certificate
Died at 68 yrs 6 mos 18 days in Maine with pneumonia
Usual residence: 143 Williams Street, Providence, RI
Single
Retired
Father was a carpenter
Born in RI to William Coleman of Providence, RI & Harriet Davis of Somerset, Mass
Burial: Swan Point Cemetery
Informant: Walter L. Coleman
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Occupation Photographer partnered; with O. M. Remington for about 8 years 1868 - 1876
Never married
He was given credit for a photograph of Edgar Allan Poe in the book "Works of Edgar Allen Poe: Poems"
Photography partner: Orville M. Remington #11785402
There is a bio on both Coleman & Remington on https://lostgallery.blogspot.com/2016/12/cabinet-card-photographers-of-19thc.html
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Coleman was friends with Providence Poetess Sarah Helen Whitman and he met Poe when Poe was here courting Whitman. Coleman also took CDV photos of Whitman in the early 1850's, and she had given him her daguerreotype of Poe for safe keeping. There's not much out there on Coleman, but his ties to Poe and Whitman are quite significant and worth delving deeper into (since there's really nothing else to say about him)
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