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Guide to the Martin Woodman Hoyt Letters, 1847-1924

Collection number: MC 99

Size: 1 box
(0.33 cu.ft.)


About Martin Woodman Hoyt

Martin Woodman Hoyt was born in Northwood, N.H. on November 26, 1847. He attended
both Pittsfield Academy and Dartmouth College. Attending these schools with him was
Nathan Robert Goss [1846-1905; Rye, N.H.]. The two became friends and lifelong
collaborators in the production of “highly stylized tales of mystery, romance, and
the frontier.” Their popular fiction contributed to the “nickel and dime literature”
of the late nineteenth century. Hoyt also wrote juvenile literature and contributed
articles to Granite State Magazine. In
1912 his collection of articles was published as Rambles
Through Whittierland
.

See Elizabeth Sherrer Brown’s Masters Thesis, The Life,
Letters, and Literary Career of Martin Woodman Hoyt
for
more information.


About the Martin Woodman Hoyt Letters

The collection contains the letters, of Martin Woodman Hoyt to Nathan R. Goss, his
onetime schoolmate at Pittsfield Academy and Dartmouth College. The 224 letters,
span the years 1867 to 1884. Most were written from Northwood, N.H. where Hoyt was
born and spent most of his life. The letters, discuss college, teaching, family, and
the two friends’ writing ambitions.


Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

This collection is open.

Copyright Notice

Contents of this collection are governed by U.S. copyright law. For questions
about publication or reproduction rights, contact Special Collections staff.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Martin Woodman Hoyt Letters, 1867-1884, MC 99, Milne
Special Collections and Archives, University of New Hampshire Library, Durham,
NH, USA.

Acquisitions Information

Donated: Edna O. Brown, Date unknown (Accession number: 8919)


Collection Contents

Box 1
Box 1, Folder 1 Ten letters, May 17, 1867 to April 5,
1868
Box 1, Folder 2 Ten letters, April 11 to August 3,
1868
Box 1, Folder 3 Ten letters, March 7 to May 21, 1869
Box 1, Folder 4 Ten letters, May 26 to July 12, 1869
Box 1, Folder 5 Ten letters, July 13, 1869 to November 12,
1871
Box 1, Folder 6 Ten letters, January 8 to May 25,
1872
Box 1, Folder 7 Ten letters, June 29, 1872 to April 12,
1874
Box 1, Folder 8 Ten letters, May 3 to December 19,
1874
Box 1, Folder 9 Ten letters, February 14, 1875 to July 18,
1876
Box 1, Folder 10 Ten letters, September 17, 1876 to August 26,
1877
Box 1, Folder 11 Six letters, September 9 to December 16,
1877
Box 1, Folder 12 Four letters, January 6 to March 7,
1878
Box 1, Folder 13 Four letters, March 9 to April 29,
1878
Box 1, Folder 14 Ten letters, May 9 to September 10,
1878
Box 1, Folder 15 Ten letters, September to November 21,
1878
Box 1, Folder 16 Ten letters, December 1, 1878 to January 10,
1879
Box 1, Folder 17 Ten letters, January 15 to April 18,
1879
Box 1, Folder 18 Ten letters, April 27 to December 6,
1879
Box 1, Folder 19 Ten letters, January 4 to August 13,
1880
Box 1, Folder 20 Ten letters, August 22, 1880 to February 5,
1881
Box 1, Folder 21 Ten letters, March 20, 1881 to March 16, 1882

Box 1, Folder 22 Ten letters, March 19 to August 29,
1882
Box 1, Folder 23 Ten letters, October 11, 1882 to March 29,
1883
Box 1, Folder 24 Ten letters, April 7, 1883 to March 4,
1884
Box 1, Folder 25 Ten letters

Transcriptions of letters, listed below: May 17, 1867; Mar 21, 1868; Apr 11,
1869; June 24, 1869; Jan. 23, 1874; Nov 19, 1874; July 18, 1876; Aug 29,
1876; Sept 9, 1877; Dec 16, 1877; Mar 7,1878; Apr 10, 1878; Apr 29, 1878;
May 9, 1878.

Also includes an inventory by date of all letters, prepared by Elizabeth
Sherrer Brown.