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Henry Elford Luxmoore (1841-1926); Austin Lamont (1905-1969)

H.E. Luxmoore Everdon Rectory 10 April 1866

Ownership inscription of Henry Elford Luxmoore (1841-1926)

 

Lower inscription: A. Lamont

Probably Austin Lamont (1905-1969), son of Thomas W. Lamont, banker at JP Morgan after whom Harvard's Lamont Library is named. According to this article in Anesthesiology, Austin Lamont was "originally planning to study classic Latin and Greek at the New College, Oxford University, England, [but] he changed his mind while still on the steamship headed for Europe." He instead studied science and became a doctor and professor of anesthesiology at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine (1947-mid1960s).

 

Austin and his 2nd wife Bodine were Philadelphia elites and associated with other prominent Philadelphians Carl and Laura Zigrosser. Carl Zigrosser was a prints curator at the Philadelphia Museum of Art and member of the Print Club (Philadelphia). A finding aid to Zigrosser's papers is available here.

 

Other examples of Austin Lamont's autograph.

 

Penn Libraries call number: LatC C4855.10 1546 All images from this book

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Taken on February 14, 2011