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Charles Bamfield Hoyt writings and correspondence

Call Number: RH MS 16


This collection contains a novel, correspondence, short stories, plays and other miscellaneous papers of Charles Bamfield Hoyt, journalist and author from Kansas.


  • Creation: 1915 - 1928


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Biography of Charles Bamfield Hoyt

A journalist, Hoyt attended the Topeka High School in Shawnee County, Kansas, where he was the literary editor of the High School World, the student newspaper (1915-1916). After graduation he worked at the Topeka Capitol until he enlisted in the Army in 1917 and served with the 110th Sanitary Train in France during World War I. While serving with this unit he was the managing editor of the Sanitary Swab, a newspaper published in magazine format for the 110th Sanitary Train.

In the 1920s Hoyt lived in New York where he worked as a journalist. He wrote a column, "In Touch with the Times," in the New York World-Telegram (1925-192?) and edited the Official Metropolitan Guide, a playgoers' handbook distributed at hotels in New York (circa 1925-192?). He also wrote articles for various magazines, short stories, plays (one of which, "Moving On", was produced by the publisher of the Official Metropolitan Guide), and an unpublished anti-war novel, "Victory Dance" (1928).

Hoyt was married to Mary Huntoon, with whom he collaborated on some of his articles. Hoyt died in 1928.


2 boxes (33 items in 2 boxes + 1 volume)

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Physical Location

RH MS 16

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchase, Paul A. Lundgren, 1967, 1968.

Related Materials

Mary Huntoon papers, RH MS 209, Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas.

Additional Information

Nucmc: MS 80-370

Guide to the Charles Bamfield Hoyt Collection
Charles Bamfield Hoyt writings and correspondence
Finding aid prepared by lgg, 20 December 1972. Finding aid encoded by mg, 2004. Finding aid revised by mwh, 2020.
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Charles Bamfield Hoyt writings and correspondence, Kansas Collection, RH MS 16, Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas

Repository Details

Part of the University of Kansas. Kenneth Spencer Research Library Repository

1450 Poplar Lane
Lawrence KS 66045-7616 United States