Frank Lusk Babbott
|Frank Lusk Babbott|
|Born||Frank Lusk Babbott
August 14, 1854
Waterville, New York
|Died||December 7, 1933
Brooklyn, New York
|Occupation||Jute merchant, art collector, patron, and philanthropist|
|Known for||Babbott Field and Babbott Avenue, both in Waterville, New York, named in his honor|
Frank Lusk Babbott (August 14, 1854 – December 7, 1933) was an American jute merchant, art collector, patron, and philanthropist.
Babbott was a member of the Brooklyn Board of Education, and president of the Brooklyn Free Kindergarten Society.
He was a trustee of various organisations:
- Packer Collegiate Institute, Brooklyn, president Board of Trustees, 1911–1933
- Vassar College (1915–1922)
- YWCA of Brooklyn
- Brooklyn Academy of Music
- Brooklyn Public Library
- Brooklyn Institute of Arts and Sciences, now Brooklyn Museum
He was vice-president of the New York Board of Education, 1902–1904.
Babbott died on December 7, 1933 at his home at 149 Lincoln Place, Brooklyn.
Babbott edited "Classic English Odes", and "John Donne's Poems".
Babbott's family home was 153 Lincoln Place, Brooklyn, New York. They also owned an estate at Glen Cove, Long Island, advertised for sale in 2008 at $4.2 million.
They had four children:
- Mary Babbott, who married Dr William Sargeant Ladd
- Frank Lusk Babbott Jr (1891–1970) (Amherst 1913)
- Lydia Pratt Babbott, who married a Dr. Emlen Stokes
- Helen L Babbott, who married Mr. Ian McDonald
He left a bequest of over $540,000 to Vassar College to establish the Lydia Richardson Babbott Endowment.
The Frank L. Babbott Chair of Literature & The Arts at Packer Collegiate Institute is named in his honour, established by his family in 1977.
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