Death of James Pott (1905)

James Pott, head of the publishing house of James Pott & Co. of this city, and for forty years Treasurer of the Protestant Episcopal Diocese of New York, died yesterday. His home was at 345 West Seventy-first Street. He was seventy-six years old.

In 1843 Mr. Pott began his mercantile career as an employe of Stone, Swan & Co., afterward Mitchell & Pott, which firm went out of business just before the civil war. In 1860 Mr. Pott secured the agency of the New York Bible and Common Prayer Book Society, and later that of Eyre & Spottiswoode, the Queen’s Printers; Macmillan & Co., the Cambridge University Press, and other English publishers. His firm was known first as Pott & Amry, then Pott, Young & Co., and finally James Pott & Co.

Mr. Pott was interested in a number of philanthropic institutions, and besides being treasurer of the diocese, was treasurer of the New York Archdeaconry and of the New York Bible and Common Prayer Book Society. He retained an active interest in all his affiliations until declining health obliged him to retract his work.

From The New York Times, February 9, 1905.

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