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 James Elliot “Elliot” Cabot

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James Elliot “Elliot” Cabot

  • Birth 18 Jun 1821
  • Death 17 Jan 1903
  • Burial Brookline, Norfolk County, Massachusetts, USA
  • Memorial ID 59686021

Elliot graduated from Harvard College and Harvard Law School. Being shy he found trial work daunting and soon left the profession. He was artistic loving to draw and paint in water colors. He joined his brother Edward Clarke Cabot in Edward's architectural practice, at first helping to run the office and then later designing buildings. He was an early Trustee of Boston's Museum of Fine Arts, helping them acquire s set of plaster casts of famous Greek & Roman statues because he believed the museum would never have enough funds to acquire any originals.

Elliot was also interested in literature. He was a Trustee of the Boston Atheneaum, helped found the Atlantic magazine, and was a close friend on Ralph Waldo Emerson. Elliot wrote the first biography of his friend Emerson.




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James Elliot Cabot, Born June 18, 1821, Died January 17, 1903


  • Created by: Nanny
  • Added: 6 Oct 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 59686021
  • Nanny
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for James Elliot “Elliot” Cabot (18 Jun 1821–17 Jan 1903), Find A Grave Memorial no. 59686021, citing Walnut Hills Cemetery, Brookline, Norfolk County, Massachusetts, USA ; Maintained by Nanny (contributor 47179467) .