Philip Hone (1780-1851)

Philip Hone, Diarist & Mayor of New York City

Hone was a successful merchant who became the Mayor of New York City from 1826 to 1827. However, he is best remembered as a diarist: the diary that he kept from 1828 until his death is reputed to be the most extensive and detailed of its kind, depicting the lifestyle of a politically and socially prominent New Yorker in the first half of the 19th century. He lived on Broadway in the house next to William Rhinelander at No. 243. His first cousin, Magdalena, was the wife of the celebrated Dr David Hosack
Contributed by Mark Meredith on 27/09/2018 and last updated on 28/02/2020.
Courtesy of the DeYoung Museum, Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco