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Hoyt family papers, 1855-1924

Series I: Hoyt, James Otis, 1855-1896

The bulk of James Otis Hoyt's papers date from the 1860s, when he was a student at Harvard College and Harvard Law School. Of his correspondence, most are letters of a personal nature, including a number of love letters from a woman named Sara W. There are also a number of his writings, including a dissertation written in his junior year at Harvard entitled "On Carey's View of Trade as the Instrument of Commerce" and a later work entitled "Concerning the Liability of Partners as to Third Partners." There are also financial documents (mostly bills), and teaching materials from his time as a teacher at St. Mark's School and at Harvard.

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Box 1 Folder 1 General, 1860s-1890s

Box 1 Folder 2 Exeter and Harvard, 1860s

Box 1 Folder 3 Financial, 1860s

Box 1 Folder 4 Letters from Sara, 1864-1864 April

Box 1 Folder 5 Letters from Sara, 1864 May-1867 undated, 1864, undated

Box 1 Folder 6 Teaching Materials, circa, 1860s


Box 1 Folder 7 Undated

Box 1 Folder 8 "Carey's View of Trade as the Instrument of Commerce,", 1865

Box 1 Folder 9 "Concerning the Liability of Partners as to Third Persons,", undated

Box 1 Folder 10 School Compositions, 1850s

Personal Correspondence

Box 2 Folder 1 1861-1863

Box 2 Folder 2 1864

Box 2 Folder 3 1865

Box 2 Folder 4 1866

Box 2 Folder 5 1867

Box 2 Folder 6 1868-1896

Box 2 Folder 7 to 8 Circa, 1860s, (2 Folders)