Historian Victoria Johnson discusses the life of David Hosack, the attending physician at the Hamilton-Burr duel and founder of the nation's first public botanical garden, today the site of Rockefeller Center. Johnson is the author of the Pulitzer Prize-nominated biography of Hosack, American Eden: David Hosack, Botany, and Medicine in the Garden of the Early Republic.
J. Goldsborough Bruff was a cartographer who got gold fever and went west to California in 1849. Like most everyone else, he found no gold, but he left behind something truly unique. And one hundred years ago Henry Huntington acquired it for the library.