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NIBLO, William, donor, born in Ireland in 1789; died in New York city, 21 August, 1875. He emigrated to the United States in his boyhood, established a hotel and coffee-house, and became the proprietor of Niblo's Garden in New York city in 1829. After the death of Dr. Francis L. Hawks, he purchased the latter's library and presented it to the New York historical society. The printed catalogue of this gift, which is known as the " Hawks-Niblo collection," occupies 118 pages of the Hawks memorial. Mr. Niblo was a well-known figure in New York city, and a liberal donor to benevolent institutions. Among his legacies was a library to the New York young men's Christian association.
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