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Francis Lister Hawks, D.D. (1798-1866)

Francis Lister Hawks, D.D. (1798-1866)
Francis Lister Hawks, D.D. (1798-1866)
ca. 1862
White marble in mahogany frame
Overall: 18 x 15 in. ( 45.7 x 38.1 cm )
Bas-relief portrait
Credit Line 
Gift of Mr. William Niblo
Object Number 
inscribed: on frame in gold: "Francis L. Hawks"
Gallery Label 
Dr. Hawks possessed a magnificent library of some two thousand volumes related to American secular and ecclesiastical history. At the time of his death the collection was purchased by William Niblo, owner of the famous theater, Niblo's Garden. A year later Niblo presented this extraordinary library to The New-York Historical Society, of which he had long been a member.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group