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Susan E. Hoyt papers

Identifier: c-00346

Scope and Contents

The collection contains nine diaries and three account books documenting farm life by Susan E. Hoyt who resided in McMinnville, Tennessee for many years. The Hoyt family moved from Michigan to Tennesee in the 1870s. Susan moved to Vassal, Michigan in 1925. The collection also contains transcripts of letters by Susan Hoyt and other family members. Correspondents include Susan's mother Clarinda Hoyt, her sister Claribel Hoyt Hart and her husband Lemuel P. Hart, her brother Scott Hoyt, and other relatives Lemuel Jay Hart, Esther Hart, and Annie Hart MacPherson. The letters describe daily activities, farm life, news of relatives and neighbors. The original letters are not at the Michigan State University Archives.


  • Creation: 1875 - 1932


Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Permission to publish material from this collection must be obtained from University Archives & Historical Collections, Michigan State University.

Biographical Note

Susan E. Hoyt (1858-1932) was born in Saginaw County, Michigan to Horace and Clarinda Hoyt. The Hoyt family moved to McMinnville, Tennessee in the early 1870s. Susan Hoyt moved back to Michigan in 1925 where she later died in 1932 while residing with her sister Claribel and brother-in-law, Lemuel Hart.


0.5 Cubic Feet (, 14 folders)

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Custodial History

Gift of A. J. Neering, (1959-09-17) and David Hart. Transferred by Michigan State University Museum.

Legal Status

Donor(s) have transferred any applicable copyright to Michigan State University but the collection may contain third-party materials for which copyright was not transferred. Copyright restrictions may apply. Property Rights: Michigan State University.

Susan E. Hoyt Papers
4 Published And Cataloged
June 1967
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Finding aid written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the University Archives and Historical Collections Repository

Conrad Hall
943 Conrad Road, Room 101
East Lansing MI 48824 US