Stuart, Robert L
Stuart, Robert L.
a philanthropic merchant, was born in the city of New York, July 21,1806. He inherited a considerable fortune from his father, together with his business, the refining of sugar and the manufacture of candy, by which he amassed a large property, and liberally contributed of it for religious and benevolent purposes, especially to the library and mission enterprises of the Presbyterian Church, of which he was a consistent and devout member. He died in his native city, December 13, 1883. It is estimated that the total gifts of himself and his brother, Alexander (died in December 1879), amounted to nearly three million dollars.