Lenox, James

Lenox, James a philanthropic layman, was born in New York city in August 1800. He graduated from Princeton College, studied law, and spent his life in literary pursuits and charity. Possessed of ample wealth, he founded the Lenox library in 1870, which is particularly rich in rare Bibles and other specialties, and gave large sums to public institutions of the Presbyterian Church, of which he was a member. He died in New York city, February 17, 1880.

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