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Henry Sheaff Hoyt

March 18, 1891
Home Town:
New York, NY
Later Residences:
New York, NY
Francis Duer Hoyt (April 7, 1836)
Biographical Notes:
Henry Hoyt was the son of Goold and Sabrina [Sheaf] Hoyts. His father was a leading merchant of New York City and a fuonder of the Merchants' Exchange Bank. His wife, Francis Maria Duer, was the daughter of Columbia College President William Alexander Duer. Hoyt practiced law in New York City until his retirement in 1866. He died at Pau, France on March 18, 1891.

Years at LLS:
Other Education:
Attended Columbia College in 1828.

Profession / Service

help The Citation of Attendance provides primary source documentation of the student’s attendance at the Litchfield Female Academy and/or the Litchfield Law School. If a citation is absent, the student is thought to have attended but currently lacks primary source confirmation.

Records for the schools were sporadic, especially in the formative years of both institutions. If instructors kept comprehensive records for the Litchfield Female Academy or the Litchfield Law School, they do not survive. Researchers and staff have identified students through letters, diaries, family histories and genealogies, and town histories as well as catalogues of students printed in various years. Art and needlework have provided further identification of Female Academy Students, and Litchfield County Bar records document a number of Law School students. The history of both schools and the identification of the students who attended them owe credit to the early 20th century research and documentation efforts of Emily Noyes Vanderpoel and Samuel Fisher, and the late 20th century research and documentation efforts of Lynne Templeton Brickley and the Litchfield Historical Society staff.
Catalogue of the Litchfield Law School (Hartford, CT: Press of Case, Tiffany and Company, 1848), 23.
Secondary Sources:
New York Times, 19 March 1891.

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