HONE, PHILIP. [1825–1851] A New Yorker of humble origins, he enjoyed success as partner in an auction house and served as mayor for one year in 1825. Is better known as a prodigious diarist who for twenty- five years chronicled events great and small: the Boz Ball for Charles Dickens, stage appearances of Fanny Kemble, the ravages of cholera, the distant rumblings of the Civil War. Manuscript at the New- York Historical Society. Also published as Diary of Philip Hone, 1828–1851, edited with an introduction by Allan Nevins. New York, Dodd, Mead and Company, 1927.