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James Lenox (19 August 1800 - 17 February 1880) was an American bibliophile and philanthropist, born in New York City. Lenox was a founder of the Presbyterian Hospital in New York City. His collection of paintings and books eventually became known as the Lenox Library and later became part of the New York Public Library in 1895. In 1913, the collection was moved to the central library. The Frick Collection stands on the library’s former Fifth Avenue site.


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James Lenox (19 August 1800 - 17 February 1880) was an American bibliophile and philanthropist, born in New York City.
Lenox was a founder of the Presbyterian Hospital in New York City.
His collection of paintings and books eventually became known as the Lenox Library and later became part of the New York Public Library in 1895.
AllRefer.com - James Lenox (Libraries, Books, And Printing, Biography) - Encyclopedia (206 words)
James Lenox[len´uks] Pronunciation Key, 1800–1880, American bibliophile and philanthropist, b.
He amassed a fine collection of paintings and books that, as the Lenox Library, became part of the New York Public Library in 1895 and in 1913 was moved to the central library.
See H. Stevens, Recollections of James Lenox and the Formation of His Library (1886, new ed.
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