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James Lenox papers, bulk (1840-1880)

Title
James Lenox papers, 1823-1936, bulk (1840-1880)
Author
Lenox, James, 1800-1880.
Supplementary Content
Finding Aid

Details

Additional Authors
  • Brackeleer, Ferdinand de, 1828-1857.
  • Chalmers, Thomas, 1780-1847.
  • Leslie, Charles Robert, 1794-1859.
  • Livermore, George, 1809-1865.
  • Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A. Board of Missions.
  • Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A. Board of Publication.
  • Stevens, Henry, Jr., 1819-1886.
  • Stuart, Robert L.
  • Valance, J.
Description
3.7 linear feet (12 boxes)
Subject
  • Bible > Collectors and collecting
  • Book collecting > United States
  • Charities > New York
  • Lenox Library
  • Lenox, James, 1800-1880
  • Libraries > New York
  • Panizzi, Anthony, Sir, 1797-1879
  • Presbyterian Church > Publishing
  • Rich, O. 1777-1850
Genre/Form
Photographic prints.
Access (note)
  • Restricted access;
Additional Formats (note)
  • available on microfilm;
Source (note)
  • Various
Biography (note)
  • James Lenox (1800-1880) was an American philanthropist and book collector.
Indexes/Finding Aids (note)
  • Finding aid available in repository.
Processing Action (note)
  • Cataloged
Call Number
MssCol 1732
Author
Lenox, James, 1800-1880.
Title
James Lenox papers, 1823-1936, bulk (1840-1880)
Restricted Access
Restricted access; Manuscripts and Archives Division; Permit must be requested at the division indicated.
Summary
Collection consists of correspondence, Henry Stevens papers, Presbyterian Church materials, subject files, and personal papers. General corespondence, 1825-1880, relates to Lenox's collecting and philanthropic work, as well as other aspects of his life. Papers concerning Henry Stevens include correspondence, invoices, booklists, and a handwritten reminiscence of Lenox. Presbyterian Church materials concern its Board of Missions and Board of Publication and include correspondence, minutes and account books. Lenox's subject files primarily cover gifts he made to various religious and civic groups. Personal papers relate to the Lenox ancestral home in Scotland, book collecting, publishing, and personal matters.
Additional Formats
Notebooks of desiderata (2 v.) available on microfilm; New York Public Library.
Biography
James Lenox (1800-1880) was an American philanthropist and book collector. In collaboration with Henry Stevens (1819-1886), an American book purchasing agent based in London, Lenox developed a fine collection of rare books, particularly Americana and early Bibles. His collection served as the basis of the Lenox Library which was organized in 1870 and later became part of the New York Public Library. His philanthropic work was primarily on behalf of the Presbyterian Church.
Indexes
Finding aid available in repository.
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Occupation
Book collectors.
Philanthropists.
Added Author
Brackeleer, Ferdinand de, 1828-1857.
Chalmers, Thomas, 1780-1847.
Leslie, Charles Robert, 1794-1859.
Livermore, George, 1809-1865.
Stevens, Henry, Jr., 1819-1886.
Stuart, Robert L.
Valance, J.
Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A. Board of Missions.
Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A. Board of Publication.
Research Call Number
MssCol 1732
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