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Scope and Contents
This collection contains a letter written on March 24, 1844 by James Hoyt to his cousin, Mary Louisa Starr of Newton, Connecticut, while Hoyt was attending Union Theological Seminary. Hoyt wrote the letter from his room at Union, on a Sunday evening when he was recovering from food poisoning and was unable to attend services. The letter offers sympathy to his cousin, who has "been certainly made to drink pretty deeply of the cup of affliction; more deeply than most others of your age, yet less so than many." The letter also expresses a desire to see her.
Burke Library record group:
Union Theological Seminary Archives: UTS 1, papers of faculty and students
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Item description, UTS1: James Hoyt letter, 1844, box #, folder #, The Burke Library at Union Theological Seminary, Columbia University in the City of New York.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
The exact provenance of this collection is unknown.
About the Finding Aid / Processing Information
Columbia University Libraries, Burke Library at Union Theological Seminary
The letter was cataloged by Lynn A. Grove on 1988-07-11. Material was placed in a new acid-free folder and box. The finding aid was created by Erin Campbell in 2015 with the support of the Henry Luce Foundation, and edited by Leah Edelman in 2020.
2020-11-30 PDF converted to EAD and description updated by Leah Edelman.
History / Biographical Note
Biographical / Historical
James Hoyt was born in Greenfield, NY, in 1817. After attending Union College, he completed his studies at Union Theological Seminary from 1841 to 1844. He was ordained as a Presbyterian minister in April, 1846, and served as acting pastor in Harlem (1844) and in Stanwich, CT (1845). From 1846-1849 he was a pastor in Tuskegee, Alabama, and he later lived in Talladega, AL; Stamford, CT; and New London, CT. For the last ten years of his life, he was pastor of the Presbyterian Church in Orange, NJ. Hoyt died in December of 1866.