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Philip Hone (b. October 25, 1780 - d. May 5, 1851) was mayor of New York City from 1825 to 1826. He was most notable for a detailed diary he kept from 1828 until the time of his death in 1851. His recorded diary is said to be the most extensive and detailed of his time in 19th century America. Midtown Manhattan, looking north from the Empire State Building, 2005 New York City (officially named the City of New York and abbreviated NYC) is the most populous city in the United States, and is at the center of international finance, politics, communications, music, fashion, and culture. ... A diary is a book for writing discrete entries arranged by date. ... Alternative meaning: Nineteenth Century (periodical) (18th century — 19th century — 20th century — more centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 19th century was that century which lasted from 1801-1900 in the sense of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Son of a German immigrant carpenter, Hone became wealthy in the auction business. He was elected Mayor on the Whig ticket in 1826, but only served one term. A somewhat elitist Whig, Hone was increasingly out of touch with political power in the city, then (as now) mostly controlled by the Democratic Party. He became a man of great prominence in New York society, for his wealth, sophisitication, extensive travel and good taste, and was good friends with most of the political, artistic and scientific leaders of his day. Most notable among them were: Washington Irving, Samuel Morse, Daniel Webster, John Jacob Astor and U.S. Presidents John Quincy Adams and Martin Van Buren. Immigration is the act of moving to or settling in another country or region, temporarily or permanently. ... A carpenter is a skilled craftsman who performs carpentry -- a wide range of woodworking that includes constructing buildings, furniture, and other objects out of wood. ... An auctioneer and her assistants scan the crowd for bidders An auction is the process of buying and selling things by offering them up for bid, taking bids, and then selling the item to the highest bidder. ... This article is about the British Whig party. ... There are many political parties of diverse political orientation called the Democratic Party or similar. ... Washington Irving Washington Irving (April 3, 1783 – November 28, 1859) was an American author of the early 19th century. ... Portrait of Samuel F. B. Morse by Mathew Brady, between 1855 and 1865 Samuel Finley Breese Morse (April 27, 1791 – April 2, 1872) was an American inventor, and painter of portraits and historic scenes; he is most famous for inventing the electric telegraph and Morse code. ... Daniel Webster Daniel Webster (January 18, 1782 – October 24, 1852) was a United States Senator and Secretary of State. ... John Jacob (originally Johann Jakob) Astor (July 17, 1763 - March 29, 1848) made a fortune in fur trading and real estate. ... Order: 6th President Vice President: John Caldwell Calhoun Term of office: March 4, 1825 – March 4, 1829 Preceded by: James Monroe Succeeded by: Andrew Jackson Date of birth: July 11, 1767 Place of birth: Braintree, Massachusetts Date of death: February 23, 1848 Place of death: Washington, D.C. First Lady... Martin Van Buren (December 5, 1782 – July 24, 1862), nicknamed Old Kinderhook, was the eighth President of the United States. ...


Hone's diary records not only his society engagements and the major events and spectacles in the city in the first half of the century, but also his view of a changing city: his disapproval of Jacksonian Democracy; the disconcerting effects of the city's constant construction; and his utter disgust with most Irish immigrants.


He was a successful merchant and a founder of the Mercantile Library Association and later became President of the Delaware and Hudson Canal Company. Hone lived in an elegant town house at 235 Broadway, opposite City Hall Park. Today, Honesdale, PA is named in honor of Philip Hone. Merchants function as professional traders, dealing in commodities that they do not produce themselves. ... Honesdale is a borough located in Wayne County, Pennsylvania. ...


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If there was a Knickerbocker Pepys it was Philip Hone, who in the span of his life saw his city expand from twenty-five thousand to half a million, and whose diary has been described as one of the most fascinating personal documents ever penned.
There Philip Hone was born on the 25th of October, 1780, and there he passed his boyhood in a wooden house at the corner of John and Dutch Streets which his father bought in 1784.
The story of Philip Hone's life is substantially the story of the town from 1780 till 1851.
Philip Hone - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (314 words)
A somewhat elitist Whig, Hone was increasingly out of touch with political power in the city, then (as now) mostly controlled by the Democratic Party.
Hone's diary records not only his society engagements and the major events and spectacles in the city in the first half of the century, but also his view of a changing city: his disapproval of Jacksonian Democracy; the disconcerting effects of the city's constant construction; and his utter disgust with most Irish immigrants.
Today, Honesdale, PA is named in honor of Philip Hone.
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