Hosack, David, 1769-1835
type Collector Patron
dates 1769-1835
city New York City
other citiesPrinceton, NJ; Edinburgh, United Kingdom;
sex M
history 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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Repository Description Links
Princeton University
Dept. of Rare Books and Special Collections
David Hosack collection, 1793-1916 (bulk 1818-1850) see details...
Duke University Library
Rare Book, Manuscript, and Special Collections Library
David Hosack Papers, 1801-1827, New York, New York. see details...
The New York Academy of Medicine Library
1216 5th Ave.
Bard Collection, 1760-1820. see details...
Archives of American Art
Victor Building, Suite 2200
Selected art related letters from Historical Society of Pennsylvania's Society Collection, 1760-1935. see details...
Haverford College
Special Collections, Magill Library
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...