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 James Lenox

James Lenox

Birth
New York, New York County (Manhattan), New York, USA
Death 21 Feb 1880 (aged 79)
New York, New York County (Manhattan), New York, USA
Burial Manhattan, New York County (Manhattan), New York, USA
Plot Vault 124
Memorial ID 9629 · View Source
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Educator, Philanthropist. An American bibliophile, he was a founder of the Presbyterian Hospital, New York City. The son of a wealthy Scot merchant, he used his inheritance to acquire rare books and works of art. He donated his manuscripts and artwork to the City of New York, and the collection formed the foundation of the New York City Public Library.


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 3 Jun 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 9629
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for James Lenox (19 Aug 1800–21 Feb 1880), Find A Grave Memorial no. 9629, citing New York City Marble Cemetery, Manhattan, New York County (Manhattan), New York, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .