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town (1990 pop. 5,069), Berkshire co., W Mass., in the Berkshire Mts., 7 mi (11 km) south of Pittsfield. It is primarily a summer resort. The Tanglewood Music FestivalTanglewood Music Festival,
formerly the Berkshire Festival (until 1984), summer music festival held since 1937 at "Tanglewood," a former estate in the adjoining towns of Stockbridge and Lenox, Mass. The Berkshire Festival was begun in 1934 at a farm in Stockbridge.
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, one of the country's premier music festivals, is held annually at the former Tanglewood estate, which spans Lenox and adjoining StockbridgeStockbridge,
Native North Americans of the Algonquian-Wakashan linguistic stock (see Native American languages). In the early 17th cent. they were known as the Housatonic and were part of the Mahican confederacy.
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. Numerous other elegant estates are found in Lenox; many have been transformed into resorts or schools. The Mount (1902) was home to Edith WhartonWharton, Edith Newbold Jones,
1862–1937, American novelist, b. New York City, noted for her subtle, ironic, and superbly crafted fictional studies of New York society at the turn of the 20th cent.
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 and is now open to the public, and Ventfort Hall (1893), an Elizabethan Revival mansion, houses the Museum of the Gilded Age. The town was settled c.1750 and named Yokuntown; in 1767 it was set off from Richmond and renamed for Charles Lennox, 3d duke of Richmond and LennoxRichmond and Lennox, Charles Lennox, 3d duke of,
1735–1806, British statesman. He was secretary of state for the south of Europe (1766) and became a staunch defender of the cause of the American colonies.
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, who championed the colonists. A 19th-century literary hub, Lenox was once home to Nathaniel HawthorneHawthorne, Nathaniel,
1804–64, American novelist and short-story writer, b. Salem, Mass., one of the great masters of American fiction. His novels and tales are penetrating explorations of moral and spiritual conflicts.
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, whose cottage here burned (1890) and was rebuilt (1948).
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It is certainly a very remarkable fact, that one of the most efficient advocates of the slave population, now before the public, is a fugitive slave, in the person of FREDERICK DOUGLASS; and that the free colored population of the United States are as ably represented by one of their own number, in the per- son of CHARLES LENOX REMOND, whose eloquent appeals have extorted the highest applause of multi- tudes on both sides of the Atlantic.
Hawthorne, who was then living in the red cottage at Lenox, had a week at Arrow Head with his daughter Una the previous spring.
But here in Lenox I should find our most truthful novelist [Miss Sedgwick], who has made the scenery and life of Berkshire all her own.
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The wholesale division of Dansk International, the casual tabletop company known for its design heritage, is being brought under the direct control of its parent, Lenox Brands.
A Manhattan Appeals Court has ordered the eviction of Lenox Hill Hospital from 15 rent stabilized apartments it had been subletting to its nurses at 420 East 79th Street, effectively ending over 20 years of litigation in the case.
NEW YORK -- Daxor Corporation (AMEX:DXR), a medical instrumentation and biotechnology company, today announced the receipt of a signed trial agreement from Lenox Hill Hospital of Manhattan, New York.
July 9, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Lenox Corporation, America's leading tableware, giftware and home entertaining business, announced today it has been selected by the World Meeting of Families -- Philadelphia 2015 to develop special commemorative gifts for Pope Francis' historic visit to the United States in September 2015.
Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney were sworn into office last month, Lenox Crystal was part of the official Inauguration Day ceremonies.
In a stunning reversal, the State's highest Court on October 20 struck down a portion of New York City's Rent Stabilization Law which had carved out special subletting privileges for Manhattan's Lenox Hill Hospital.