Mr. Knox


A Kodak No. 2 type photograph taken in 1890 by Theodore Mitchell Hastings, Form of 1894, while a student at St. Paul’s School.

Identified in this photograph is James Carter Knox, Form of 1865, and faculty member from 1868-1929. Mr. Knox is walking along the sidewalk on Rectory Road, and behind him the Lower School is visible. In the far left of the photograph the edge of the New Chapel can be seen.

Arthur Stanwood Pier, in his book, St. Paul’s School 1855-1934, described Mr. Knox this way:

Although English was the subject he taught, and taught well, he was capable at a moment’s notice of taking the most advanced classes in Latin or French.  His chief work in the school was in music.  During the half century that he was a member of the faculty, he was organist and choir master, and won the devoted affection of all the boys who worked under him in chapel. . . He had a charming tenor voice.  Somewhat early in life he acquired an elderly manner and appearance – elderly yet still debonair.

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Hastings, Theodore Mitchell. 1890. "Mr. Knox." St. Paul's School. Ohrstrom Library Digital Archives. Web. 21 July 2024.