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Scrapbooks, diaries, account books, address books, and other notebooks (40 volumes); correspondence, typescripts, notes, photographs and albums, diplomas and commissions, bills and receipts, newspaper clippings, and miscellaneous papers of Charles S. Hoyt of Potter, his daughter and son-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Frederick Burroughs Smith of New York City, Clinton, and Utica, New York, and letters and scrapbooks of his other children, Charles S. Hoyt, Jr. and Agnes Barnum Hoyt; the correspondence, diaries, scrapbooks, and other papers of Charles S. Hoyt, Sr., relate to his activities as surgeon with the 126th and 39th Regiments, New York Volunteers, with whom he served in Maryland and Virginia during the Civil War; as New York State Assemblyman from Yates County (1853, 1867); and as secretary of the Board of Commissioners of Public Charities (1869+).

Mrs. Jean Broughton Hoyt Smith's correspondence, manuscripts, scrapbooks, and other papers pertain to her training as a nurse at Bellevue Hospital (1902), her profession as an interior decorator, and other matters. Also, originals or copies of several letters to various members of the Hoyt family from or about Franklin Benjamin Sanborn and Charles James Folger, and a number of letters to Confederate soldiers from relatives and friends in Virginia, Georgia, Tennessee, and Florida describing conditions in the South as it was beset by Union forces.

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