The William Hone Collection at Adelphi University

Welcome to The William Hone Collection in Special Collections at Adelphi University Libraries in Garden City, New York. 
This collection was acquired in 1993 through a gift from The Friends of
Adelphi University Library, Inc. and a bequest from the Helene and Josephine Lewinsohn Estate.  The Introduction link below will provide a brief biography of William Hone.  The cataloged books, prints and broadsides are listed in the ALICAT link, while the collection of correspondence and other unpublished material is described in the Guide link.  The Exhibit link will show a selection of items from our collection.  Related websites are described in Other Links.


William Hone on Trial
detail from Law versus Humanity, 1817
This site created by Elayne Gardstein, Adjunct Special Collections Librarian, Adelphi University Libraries. Special thanks to Mieke Caris of the Adelphi Faculty Center for Professional Excellence and to Professor Donald Kelly. Any corrections/updates should be sent to