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Guide to the John Hone Scrapbooks
circa 1887-1911
 MS 302

New-York Historical Society
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Container List

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Offsite-Box: TBD1 Volume : 1 Scrapbook [#1]

Scope and Contents

Particular subjects in this volume include, among many others, the letter from the New York Stock Exchange informing Hone of his election as a member; Hone as a delegate to the 1892 Democratic Convention, including ribbon; cruises to Europe in 1894 and 1896; dedication of the Trenton Battle Monument (1893); photographs from Cuba and of Hone and others at the train of Cornelius Vanderbilt; coupon-bearing bond of Confederate state Georgia; and performance at the Metropolitan Opera House for Prince Henry of Russia (1902).

circa 1888-1902
Offsite-Box: TBD2 Volume : 2 Scrapbook [#2]

Scope and Contents

Particular subjects in this volume include, among many others, the letter from Columbia informing Hone he has been granted an honorary B.A.; cruise to Bremen, Germany in 1887; ephemera about the New York Stock Exchange Cleveland and Thurman Club (1888) and the Cleveland and Stevenson Club (1892); and Presidential inaugural ball (1897).

circa 1887-1906
Offsite-Box: TBD3 Volume : 3 Scrapbook [#3]

Scope and Contents

Particular subjects in this volume include, among many others, the performance at the Metropolitan Opera House for Prince Henry of Russia (1902), including a program made of textile; ephemera from the Friendly Sons of St. Patrick's 1902 annual dinner; an exceptional number of clippings and program extracts related to theatre; and an extensive set of annual passes for free transportation given to Hone, all for the year 1901, from various railroads.

circa 1897-1903
Offsite-Box: TBD4 Volume : 4 Scrapbook [#4]

Scope and Contents

Particular subjects in this volume include, among many others, information on New York Marble Cemetery and the Hone family members in vault 156; and clippings and pictures concerning the costume ball hosted by James Hazen Hyde, and the resulting controversy.

circa 1893-1907
Offsite-Box: TBD5 Volume : 5 Scrapbook [#5]

Scope and Contents

Particular subjects in this volume include, among many others, a Manhattan Club poster board with the names of officers, including Hone (1907); photographs of Hone and, likely, his wife and other family members, at Bar Harbor, Maine, including at the Pot & Kettle Club; an elaborate acknowledgement of Hone's donation to the Educational Fund for Kurihama, Japan (site of Commodore Perry monument) and award from the Japanese government; postcards and other documents from various cruises: Spain and other Europe (1908), a Cook's Round-the-World tour (1909), and South America (1910); and the Gramercy Park tax matter.

circa 1904-1910
Offsite-Box: TBD6 Volume : 6 Scrapbook [#6]

Scope and Contents

The contents of this volume are no longer in an album, but were transferred at some point into a pouch.

circa 1896-1910
Offsite-Box: TBD6 Volume : 7 Scrapbook [#7]

Scope and Contents

Particular subjects in this volume include, among many others, celebration of the 50th anniversary of the deployment of the New York National Guard's 7th Regiment in the Civil War; invoices for hotel stays, especially California; letters concerning dispute in the Manhattan Club over whether and how to greet William Jennings Bryan in New York in 1906; Gramercy Park taxation matter; a thank you letter signed in 1910 by Woodrow Wilson (at page 177); receipt of an award from the Japanese government; and ephemera from a dinner given for U.S. senator James A. O'Gorman.

1906-1911