Label on cover of diary reads: Diary of Alphaeus P. Cole; age 13; 1889 & 1890; Orvieto. Cole gives daily details about his life living in Italy with his family, noting the weather, his activities (which often include drawing, painting, and other artistic pursuits), and the other members of his family including his father Timothy Cole. Some pages are illustrated with small sketches. This is one of 70 diaries in the Alphaeus P. Cole papers kept by Cole between 1889-1982.
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution Washington, D.C. 20560