Dr. Milnor Coit


Identified in this photograph is Dr. James Milnor Coit, Form of 1860 and faculty member from 1877-1906. Dr. Coit was the younger brother of the First and Second Rectors, Henry Augustus Coit and Joseph Howland Coit.

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

Dr. Milnor Coit was a portly gentleman, bald, round-faced, smooth-shaven except for short brown side-whiskers, bland of manner, with a good sense of humor and a hard blue eye. “Bother Mil,” as he was generally called, was as worldly in his outlook as his two older brothers were unworldly. He drove in smart equipages behind fast horses; in winter, speeding along snowy roads in his gaily painted sleigh, wrapped in furs, he presented the appearance of a Russian Grand Duke.

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Hastings, Theodore Mitchell. 1890. "Dr. Milnor Coit." St. Paul's School. Ohrstrom Library Digital Archives. Web. 28 Oct. 2021.