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Hosack, David, 1769-1835

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role Collector Patron
dates 1769-1835
city New York City
other citiesPrinceton, NJ; Edinburgh, United Kingdom;
gender M
historical notes Early collector of paintings whose collection included work by Trumbull, Cole, and others.

patron of American artists including Samuel F. B. Morse, the inventor of telegraphy, and Thomas Cole.

He was president of the Literary Society and the Philosophical Society and one of the founders of the New-York Historical Society—and its fourth president (1820-1827).

Dr. David Hosack established a botanic garden (the Elgin) at the centre of Manhattan Island and was an originator of the New York Horticultural Society, in 1818.
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Princeton University David Hosack collection, 1793-1916 (bulk 1818-1850) see details...
Duke University Library David Hosack Papers, 1801-1827, New York, New York. see details...
The New York Academy of Medicine Library Bard Collection, 1760-1820. see details...
Archives of American Art Selected art related letters from Historical Society of Pennsylvania's Society Collection, 1760-1935. see details...
Haverford College Robert B. Haines III collection, 1793-1834. see details...
American Philosophical Society David Hosack correspondence, 1804-1891 see details...
American Philosophical Society Letters and papers, 1795-1835. see details...