Composition book of Elizabeth Hoyt of Hell Gate, N.Y. Her essays cover a variety of topics and date from 1838-1843. A number of pages from the middle of the volume have been cut out.
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Seller bought this volume from the estate of Colgate Dorr, some of whose papers are cataloged under Mss. Acc. 2009.586, Colgate Dorr Papers. The Hoyt and Dorr families intermarried in the early part of the 19th century.
Accessioned and minimally processed in December 2009 by Ute Schechter, Warren E. Burger Archivist.