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GLUCK, James Fraser, lawyer, born in Niagara Falls, New York, 28 April, 1852. He was graduated at Cornell in 1874, and then studied law, which he now (1887) practises in Buffalo, acting as attorney for the New York Central and Hudson River railroad company and other corporations. Mr. Gluck has been prominent in politics, and holds the office of president of the Central Republican club of Erie County. His work in perfecting the organization of his party in Buffalo has attracted attention throughout the United States. He is curator of the Buffalo library, and has presented that library with one of the most valuable collections of autographs, manuscripts, and letters in the United States. It includes complete book manuscripts of 106 eminent American and English authors; letters, addresses, essays, and other autograph fragments (in many cases a large number of an author's manuscripts) of about 100 eminent American men and women of letters ; of eighty-eight eminent English men and women" a small collection of manuscripts of French, German, and other continental authors; Latin missals of the 15th century, Persian scripts, and many American and English historical documents, seals, and other relics. Mr. Gluck is also a trustee of Cornell, a trustee of the Buffalo academy of sciences, and vice-president of the State bar association. Among his public addresses are the following" "The Position of the Scholar in Politics," delivered before the Cornell alumni in 1877" " The Power and Influence of Music," at the laying of the corner-stone of the new Music hall in Buffalo" and " The Responsibilities and Rights of the Medical Profession," at the commencement of the University of Buffalo.
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