I was searching for I. P. Cole in an effort to determine whether the tune called CHELMSFORD or MELODY by him was the same as the tune MELODY apparently by Aaron Chapin. I found two oddities in the way he is treated:
1. When I search for him, I get a notification that the is the composer of MELODY in the SDA Hymn and Tune Book. This is true, at least for the 1886 SDA hymnal, but when I go to the person page, that information is not visible anywhere, nor is any other. And it's not just the SDA that ascribes this tune to Cole; at least a couple of brands of Methodists have made the same (mis?)attribution.