David Hosack correspondence, 1804-1891


Date: 1804-1891 | Size: 1 microfilm_reel(s)


This is a collection of autograph letters, principally to Hosack, but also between other correspondents.

Background note

David Hosack (1769-1835) was a New York physician and horticulturist, and was elected to the American Philosophical Society in 1810. He remains widely known as the doctor who tended to the fatal injuries of Alexander Hamilton after his duel with Aaron Burr in July 1804, and who had similarly tended to Hamilton's son Philip after his fatal 1801 duel with George Eacker. He established several institutions including Elgin Botanic Garden, New York and a medical school at Rutgers University.

Collection Information

Physical description

1 microfilm reel.


Acquired from John Hampton Barnes, Jr., 1957.

Location of originals:

Originals in possession of John Hampton Barnes, Jr.

Early American History Note

This is a microfilm of an early American collection that may be of interest to researchers at the APS and may complement an original manuscript collection at the APS.

Indexing Terms


  • Microfilm Collection

Personal Name(s)

  • Adams, John Quincy, 1767-1848
  • Burr, Aaron, 1756-1836
  • Hosack, David, 1769-1835
  • Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826
  • Lafayette, Marie Joseph Paul Yves Roch Gilbert Du Motier, Marquis de, 1757-1834
  • Madison, James, 1751-1836
  • Van Buren, Martin, 1782-1862


  • Horticulture.
  • Medicine.
  • Statesmen -- United States.

Detailed Inventory

 Lafayette letter to David Hosack
1827 January 11 
 Arran Burr letter to David Hosack
1804 July 12 
 James Henry Hackett letter to John Quincy Adams
1829 July 24 
 James Henry Hackett letter to John Quincy Adams
1839 September 19 
 Joh Quincy Adams letter to James Henry Hackett
1839 February 19 
 John Quincy Adams. Autograph.
 Thomas Jefferson letter to David Hosack
1821 July 12 
 Thomas Jefferson letter to David Hosack
1823 October 26 
 Thomas Jefferson letter to David Hosack
1824 August 23 
 Thomas Jefferson letter to David Hosack
 James Madison letter to David Hosack
1829 May 28 
 Martin Van Buren letter to David Hosack
1829 June 23 
 T.C. James to David Hosack
1826 July 6 
 David Hosack letter to T.C. James
1826 July 9 
 David Hosack letter to J.Thacher
1834 February 11 
 James Thacher letter to David Hosack
1834 February 4 
 James Thacher letter to David Hosack
1834 February 25 
 Edwin Stanton letter to ?
1862 July 30 
 Syed bin Sultan, Imann of Muscat letter to Barclay and Livingston
1842 May 16 
 A.Barclay letter to David Hosack
1843 January 30 
 Rajah Sugatur? letter to Chamberlain
1891 November 12 
 Napoleon. Passport for voyage
1811 December 5 
 Noah Webster letter to David Hosack
1822 September 24 
 S.H.Westbeck(?) letter to John L. 0'Sullivan
1872. March 15 
 J.H.Stanley to Mrs. Rodgers
November 26. 
 Washington Irving to David Hosack
1825 May 30 
 G. Parkman letter to David Hosack
1826 October 2 
 Washington Irving to David Hosack
1832 May 29 
 Oliver Wendel Holmes to John Watson
1848 April 10 
 Harriet Beecher Stowe to Mrs. Rodgers
 Julia Ward Howe letter to Mrs. John L. O'Sullivan
1879 October 15 
 John Hawthorne letter to John L. O'Sullivan;
l88l September 22 
 Edwin Arnold letter to ?
1882 January 29 
 Fanny Kemble to ?
Thursday, 4th. 
 Edwin Booth letter to Mrs. Rodgers
1891 April 9 
 Humboldt to David Hosack
1804 June 25 
 H.Davis letter to David Hosack
1822 March 24 
 Augustus Frederick letter to David Hosack
1833 February 1