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In the 19th century, when a person was traveling to a foreign country or to an unfamiliar part of one's own country, a letter of introduction such as this would serve as a way to meet the right people for business or for social reasons. A letter of introduction from the Secretary of State of the country would be a powerful tool for a young engineer such as Arthur Wellesley Hoyt (1811-1899) of Deerfield, Massachusetts.


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Letter of introduction for Arthur Wellesley Hoyt

author   Daniel Webster (1782-1852)
date   Feb 5, 1837
location   Washington D.C.
height   10.0"
width   8.0"
process/materials   manuscript, paper, ink
item type   Personal Documents/Letter
accession #   #L99.163

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"Plan of Deerfield in the County of Franklin from Actual Survey"

Epaphras Hoyt (1765-1850)

"History of Deerfield"

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