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Front View of St. Peter's Church with the intended steeple
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Overall: 12 1/2 x 34 x 21 in., 80 lb. (31.8 x 86.4 x 53.3 cm, 36.3 kg)
inscribed: inside bust in pencil: "28 [in a circle]"
printed: paper label inside bust: "New York/Hist. Soc./209.63"
A native New Yorker, David Hosack became a noted physician and one of the city's most prominent citizens. As a young doctor, he distinguished himself during the yellow fever epidemic of 1797-98, and he was the attending physician at the Aaron Burr-Alexander Hamilton duel. He was a biographer and historian as well as a founder and the fourth president of N-YHS (1820-1827).
Gift of Dr. John W. Francis
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