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Hone Collection

hone-findingThe Helene and Josephine Lewinsohn William Hone Collection includes over 500 published titles and over 300 manuscript items by, about, and associated with William Hone (1780-1842), the popular and prolific British radical writer, publisher, political satirist, and social reformer, who is best known for his struggles for freedom of the press. The collection contains monographs, letters, sketches, and caricatures (most notably of George Cruikshank). It was acquired in 1993 through a gift from the Friends of the Adelphi University Library and a bequest from the Helene and Josephine Lewinsohn Estate. The collection is named in memory of Adelphi alumnae M. Helene Lewinsohn ’22 and her sister Josephine Lewinsohn ’19.

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