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Delia Hyatt Papers


Delia Hyatt (1881-1964) was educated in the Kinston High School (1900), the Kinsey Female Institute at LaGrange, and St. Mary's School in Raleigh. Subsequently she briefly taught school; Clayton High School, 1908/09, and Mount Olive Graded School, 1909/10. Her true occupation in life, however, seems to have been management of real property. In 1963, as her life was coming to a close, Miss Hyatt created a charitable corporation styled, "The Hyatt Memorial Home for Boys" and transferred her property to it. The collection also includes some papers concerning Delia Hyatt's brother Anderson Lawrence Hyatt (1884-1960), sister Sybil Hyatt (1877-1951), her parents Sybil Henry Miller Hyatt (1858-1933 ... (more below)

Title

Delia Hyatt Papers

Collection Number

PC.1529

Date(s)

1710 - 1968

Language

English

Physical Description
Cubic feet
Approximately 5
Boxes
20
Physical Description
Folders
31.00
Images
180.00
Negatives
1.00
Stereographs
1.00
Tintypes
14.00
Volumes
12.00
Abstract

Delia Hyatt (1881-1964) was educated in the Kinston High School (1900), the Kinsey Female Institute at LaGrange, and St. Mary's School in Raleigh. Subsequently she briefly taught school; Clayton High School, 1908/09, and Mount Olive Graded School, 1909/10. Her true occupation in life, however, seems to have been management of real property. In 1963, as her life was coming to a close, Miss Hyatt created a charitable corporation styled, "The Hyatt Memorial Home for Boys" and transferred her property to it. The collection also includes some papers concerning Delia Hyatt's brother Anderson Lawrence Hyatt (1884-1960), sister Sybil Hyatt (1877-1951), her parents Sybil Henry Miller Hyatt (1858-1933) and Dr. Henry Otis Hyatt (1848-1922), and grandparents Anderson Roscoe Miller (1830-1905) and Delia Maria Henry Miller (1835-1884).

This collection of material is gathered into four groupings: family papers (including land records); Bibles and prayer books; photographic images in different forms of photography; and oversize material. Most, but not all, of the papers are made up of deeds, grants, plats, surveys, and legal papers relating to the Hyatt family's real property. Consequently the greater part of them are evidences of title to lands conveyed in 1963 to the charitable trust, Hyatt Memorial Home for Boys. Of the Bibles and prayer books, only two Bibles contain family data. The photographic material includes a few daguerreotypes, a number of ambrotypes and tintypes, and a larger number of paper photographs. About half the photographic material lacks identification notations, though all of it relates either to the northern branch or to the southern branch of the family.

Physical Location

For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Public Services Branch, State Archives of North Carolina.

Creator

Hyatt, Delia, 1881-1964.

Repository

State Archives of North Carolina


By type of material. Includes the series: Delia Hyatt Papers, 1928-1967;Hyatt Family Papers, 1779-1964; Land Records, 1736-1963; Duplicate Papers; Bibles, 1900, n.d.; Photographs, 1864-1943; and Oversize Documents, 1710-1968.


Available for research.


Copyright is retained by the authors of these materials, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law (Title 17 US Code). Individual researchers are responsible for using these materials in conformance with copyright law as well as any donor restrictions accompanying the materials.


Processed by G. Stevenson, June 11, 2004

Encoded by Dietra Stanley, May, 2006; additional encoding by Ashley Yandle, April, 2007.


Anderson Roscoe Miller (1830-1905), son of Imla Nunn Miller (1801-1857) of Lenoir County, N.C., graduated in medicine at Cincinnati, and in dentistry at Baltimore. In 1857 he married Delia Maria Henry (1835-1884), a native of Waterbury, Vermont. Miss Henry, educated in Vermont and New York, and proficient in French, Spanish, and Latin had taught schools in Vermont and Florida before coming to Lenoir County, N.C., to teach the children of Mr. Miller's cousin, Mrs. Frank Thompson. After their marriage the Millers moved to Wisconsin where their first daughter, Sybil, was born in June, 1858.

Later that year the family returned to Kinston, N.C., where they were joined briefly by Mrs. Miller's younger sister, Sybil Henry, who, too, came south to teach. The Millers' second daughter, Maud, was born in the spring of 1861, and shortly thereafter Mrs. Miller took her daughters to visit her family in Vermont. Here she remained during the first year of the Civil War. The surrender to U.S. forces of all but one of the North Carolina coastal towns during the first half of 1862 opened the way for Mrs. Miller's return to Kinston. She returned in the autumn of 1862, leaving her daughter Sybil with her kinspeople in Vermont. She arrived in federally occupied New Bern just as preparations were under way for a federal military expedition to destroy the railroad facilities at Goldsboro. Consequently Mrs. Miller was detained and not allowed to go on to Kinston until December 18, after the campaign had ended. During the remainder of the war Mrs. Miller remained in Kinston until the fall of Forts Fisher and Anderson early in 1865. She managed to get through the federal lines at New Bern and to embark for Vermont to visit her family and retrieve her daughter Sybil. After the war Mrs. Miller proved herself an astute merchant and businesswoman in Kinston.

Dr. and Mrs. Miller's daughter, Sybil Henry Miller (1858-1933) married Dr. Henry Otis Hyatt (1848-1922) in February 1877. Dr. Hyatt, a native of Tarboro, first studied medicine under Dr. Newsom Jones Pittman (1818-1893) and subsequently graduated from the University of Pennsylvania's school of medicine in 1868. Dr. Hyatt moved his practice to Kinston in 1872. Here he was very successful, establishing a private hospital, or sanatorium for the treatment of chronic disease, in 1,891. In the same year he established a newspaper in the town, The Herald of Health, that ran until 1893. Dr. and Mrs. Hyatt had three children, none of whom married or left issue: Sybil, Delia, and Anderson Lawrence Hyatt.

Sybil Hyatt (1877-1951) was educated locally in Kinsey Female Institute at LaGrange, N.C., and in the Collegiate Institute for Young Ladies of Notre Dame of Maryland, Baltimore (Mistress of Liberal Arts, 1895). Planning a career in education, she attended a six week summer schools for teachers at the University of North Carolina (1896), University of Virginia (1909), and Columbia University (1912). Miss Hyatt taught school, serving frequently as principal, between 1908 and 1912. She then did research work at the newly established Caswell Training School (now the Caswell Center) at Kinston from 1912 to 1914. After a local controversy in 1916 in which Miss Hyatt attempted unsuccessfully to force educational reforms in the Lenoir County school system, she appears to have given up teaching altogether, though not her interest in public education.

Anderson Lawrence Hyatt (1884-1960) was educated in the medical schools of the University of North Carolina (1906-1908) and the University of Maryland (M.D., 1910). After returning to Kinston to practice medicine, young Dr. Hyatt persuaded his father, against the latter's better judgment, to let him try the experiment of farming as a landlord with tenants. The result was not reassuring to the elder doctor, who had no delusions with reference to his son's business acumen. The upshot of the experiment was that the elder Dr. Hyatt revoked the last will and testament he had drawn up in 1913 and wrote a new one in 1922 in which he bequeathed his real and personal property in Kinston to his two daughters and his extensive Dover Swamp lands in Craven and Jones counties to his son, Simultaneously, he conveyed the Craven and Jones lands by deed to his daughter, Delia, in a  cestui que trust by which she became trustee for her brother.

Delia Hyatt (1881-1964) was educated in the Kinston High School (1900), the Kinsey Female Institute at LaGrange, and St. Mary's School in Raleigh. Subsequently she briefly taught school; Clayton High School, 1908/09, and Mount Olive Graded School, 1909/10. Her true occupation in life, however, seems to have been management of real property. In 1963, as her life was coming to a close, Miss Hyatt created a charitable corporation styled,  "The Hyatt Memorial Home for Boys" and transferred her property to it. The objective of the corporation, when established, was to create a home for needy white boys, and failing that to create an educational fund to assist needy children to attend schools of advanced learning in the state. The home Miss Hyatt envisioned never materialized. Under a 2001 restatement of the articles of incorporation, all references to the proposed home and educational fund were deleted. The corporation continues in existence.


Anderson Roscoe Miller (1830-1905), son of Imla Nunn Miller (1801-1857) of Lenoir County, N.C., graduated in medicine at Cincinnati, and in dentistry at Baltimore. In 1857 he married Delia Maria Henry (1835-1884), a native of Waterbury, Vermont. Miss Henry, educated in Vermont and New York, and proficient in French, Spanish, and Latin had taught schools in Vermont and Florida before coming to Lenoir County, N.C., to teach the children of Mr. Miller's cousin, Mrs. Frank Thompson. After their marriage the Millers moved to Wisconsin where their first daughter, Sybil, was born in June, 1858.

Later that year the family returned to Kinston, N.C., where they were joined briefly by Mrs. Miller's younger sister, Sybil Henry, who, too, came south to teach. The Millers' second daughter, Maud, was born in the spring of 1861, and shortly thereafter Mrs. Miller took her daughters to visit her family in Vermont. Here she remained during the first year of the Civil War. The surrender to U.S. forces of all but one of the North Carolina coastal towns during the first half of 1862 opened the way for Mrs. Miller's return to Kinston. She returned in the autumn of 1862, leaving her daughter Sybil with her kinspeople in Vermont. She arrived in federally occupied New Bern just as preparations were under way for a federal military expedition to destroy the railroad facilities at Goldsboro. Consequently Mrs. Miller was detained and not allowed to go on to Kinston until December 18, after the campaign had ended. During the remainder of the war Mrs. Miller remained in Kinston until the fall of Forts Fisher and Anderson early in 1865. She managed to get through the federal lines at New Bern and to embark for Vermont to visit her family and retrieve her daughter Sybil. After the war Mrs. Miller proved herself an astute merchant and businesswoman in Kinston.

Dr. and Mrs. Miller's daughter, Sybil Henry Miller (1858-1933) married Dr. Henry Otis Hyatt (1848-1922) in February 1877. Dr. Hyatt, a native of Tarboro, first studied medicine under Dr. Newsom Jones Pittman (1818-1893) and subsequently graduated from the University of Pennsylvania's school of medicine in 1868. Dr. Hyatt moved his practice to Kinston in 1872. Here he was very successful, establishing a private hospital, or sanatorium for the treatment of chronic disease, in 1,891. In the same year he established a newspaper in the town, The Herald of Health, that ran until 1893. Dr. and Mrs. Hyatt had three children, none of whom married or left issue: Sybil, Delia, and Anderson Lawrence Hyatt.

Sybil Hyatt (1877-1951) was educated locally in Kinsey Female Institute at LaGrange, N.C., and in the Collegiate Institute for Young Ladies of Notre Dame of Maryland, Baltimore (Mistress of Liberal Arts, 1895). Planning a career in education, she attended a six week summer schools for teachers at the University of North Carolina (1896), University of Virginia (1909), and Columbia University (1912). Miss Hyatt taught school, serving frequently as principal, between 1908 and 1912. She then did research work at the newly established Caswell Training School (now the Caswell Center) at Kinston from 1912 to 1914. After a local controversy in 1916 in which Miss Hyatt attempted unsuccessfully to force educational reforms in the Lenoir County school system, she appears to have given up teaching altogether, though not her interest in public education.

Anderson Lawrence Hyatt (1884-1960) was educated in the medical schools of the University of North Carolina (1906-1908) and the University of Maryland (M.D., 1910). After returning to Kinston to practice medicine, young Dr. Hyatt persuaded his father, against the latter's better judgment, to let him try the experiment of farming as a landlord with tenants. The result was not reassuring to the elder doctor, who had no delusions with reference to his son's business acumen. The upshot of the experiment was that the elder Dr. Hyatt revoked the last will and testament he had drawn up in 1913 and wrote a new one in 1922 in which he bequeathed his real and personal property in Kinston to his two daughters and his extensive Dover Swamp lands in Craven and Jones counties to his son, Simultaneously, he conveyed the Craven and Jones lands by deed to his daughter, Delia, in a  cestui que trust by which she became trustee for her brother.

Delia Hyatt (1881-1964) was educated in the Kinston High School (1900), the Kinsey Female Institute at LaGrange, and St. Mary's School in Raleigh. Subsequently she briefly taught school; Clayton High School, 1908/09, and Mount Olive Graded School, 1909/10. Her true occupation in life, however, seems to have been management of real property. In 1963, as her life was coming to a close, Miss Hyatt created a charitable corporation styled,  "The Hyatt Memorial Home for Boys" and transferred her property to it. The objective of the corporation, when established, was to create a home for needy white boys, and failing that to create an educational fund to assist needy children to attend schools of advanced learning in the state. The home Miss Hyatt envisioned never materialized. Under a 2001 restatement of the articles of incorporation, all references to the proposed home and educational fund were deleted. The corporation continues in existence.


[Identification of item], PC.1529, Delia Hyatt Papers, State Archives of North Carolina, Raleigh, NC, USA.


Deposited by the Hyatt Memorial Home for Boys, Inc., 1969. Two letters (1859 and 1864), gift, Friends of the Archives, 1998.


Additional information on topics found in this collection may be found in the Manuscript and Archives Reference System (MARS)  http://www.ncarchives.dcr.state.nc.us.


This collection of material is gathered into four groupings (1) family papers (including land records); (2) Bibles and prayer books; (3) photographic images in different forms of photography; and (4) oversize material. Most, but not all, of the papers are made up of deeds, grants, plats, surveys, and legal papers relating to the Hyatt family's real property. Consequently the greater part of them are evidences of title to lands conveyed in 1963 to the charitable trust, Hyatt Memorial Home for Boys. Of the Bibles and prayer books, only two Bibles contain family data. The photographic material includes a few daguerreotypes, a number of ambrotypes and tintypes, and a larger number of paper photographs. About half the photographic material lacks identification notations, though all of it relates either to the northern branch or to the southern branch of the family.

Though not indigenous to the collection, the papers contain two letters written from Kinston to family in Vermont: one written by Miss Sybil Henry in 1859, and the other by Mrs. Delia Henry Miller in 1864. These were purchased by the Friends of the Archives in 1998 and added to the collection as  "Miller Family Letters" (PC.1529.2). The letter by Sybil Henry (Oct. 27, 1859) was written while she was staying in the Miller household and describes the small school in Kinston that she taught. Mrs. Miller's letter to her mother (Jan. 28, 1864) is descriptive of her life in war-torn Kinston and warns that if she is able to go to Vermont in the summer of 1865, she will arrive quite destitute. Additional passages, dated Feb. 16, make reference to the hanging of 22 soldiers in Kinston who, upon capture, were found to be former Confederate soldiers who had deserted and joined the U. S. Army.

The collection also includes biographical information on Dr. Henry Otis Hyatt as well as some of his health--related publications, a copy of his 1913 and 1922 wills, and some papers relating to his estate. Mrs. Hyatt is represented by an 1875 autograph book signed by friends and relations in both Kinston, N.C., and Waterbury, Vermont; certificates of membership in various patriotic societies; and newspaper clippings relating to her death and to the death of her sister, Maud Miller Luce.

A folder of papers in the collection contains some biographical information on Sybil Hyatt and a copy of her 1939 pamphlet,  Calling All Children. In this small pamphlet she sets forth her ideas on educational reform and rehearses some facts from the 1916 controversy that culminated in a legal prosecution against her. A second folder relates to a lawsuit that she pursued in the 1920s and 1930s to confirm the metes and bounds of her Kinston property. There are several photographs of her at various stages of her life, some from her years at school in the College of Notre Dame of Maryland, one from the summer session at the University of Virginia (where she and other teachers posed preparatory to the July 4 parade, 1909), and a series showing her and her friends enjoying themselves on a holiday at Seven Springs, N. C. Her college diploma is filed with the oversized material at the end of the collection.

There are a few papers of biographical interest relating go to Dr. Anderson Lawrence Hyatt; most of his papers are legal files concerning suits over the Dover Swamp lands, his bankruptcy proceedings, and his promissory notes, in all of which figure his sister Delia.

The collection includes three photographs of Miss Delia Hyatt and students in front of the Clayton High School building during the 1908/09 school year. Delia Hyatt's few surviving papers relate to real property and taxes on her property in Lenoir and Carteret counties, North Carolina, and in the states of Oklahoma and Florida. There are two folders of documents and a receipt book relating to her estate and to the Hyatt Memorial Home for Boys. There is a little biographical information concerning her in the collection, and some photographs. Her high school diploma is filed with the oversized materials as are her certificates of membership in various patriotic societies.

By type of material. Includes the series: Delia Hyatt Papers, 1928-1967;Hyatt Family Papers, 1779-1964; Land Records, 1736-1963; Duplicate Papers; Bibles, 1900, n.d.; Photographs, 1864-1943; and Oversize Documents, 1710-1968.


This collection of material is gathered into four groupings (1) family papers (including land records); (2) Bibles and prayer books; (3) photographic images in different forms of photography; and (4) oversize material. Most, but not all, of the papers are made up of deeds, grants, plats, surveys, and legal papers relating to the Hyatt family's real property. Consequently the greater part of them are evidences of title to lands conveyed in 1963 to the charitable trust, Hyatt Memorial Home for Boys. Of the Bibles and prayer books, only two Bibles contain family data. The photographic material includes a few daguerreotypes, a number of ambrotypes and tintypes, and a larger number of paper photographs. About half the photographic material lacks identification notations, though all of it relates either to the northern branch or to the southern branch of the family.

Though not indigenous to the collection, the papers contain two letters written from Kinston to family in Vermont: one written by Miss Sybil Henry in 1859, and the other by Mrs. Delia Henry Miller in 1864. These were purchased by the Friends of the Archives in 1998 and added to the collection as  "Miller Family Letters" (PC.1529.2). The letter by Sybil Henry (Oct. 27, 1859) was written while she was staying in the Miller household and describes the small school in Kinston that she taught. Mrs. Miller's letter to her mother (Jan. 28, 1864) is descriptive of her life in war-torn Kinston and warns that if she is able to go to Vermont in the summer of 1865, she will arrive quite destitute. Additional passages, dated Feb. 16, make reference to the hanging of 22 soldiers in Kinston who, upon capture, were found to be former Confederate soldiers who had deserted and joined the U. S. Army.

The collection also includes biographical information on Dr. Henry Otis Hyatt as well as some of his health--related publications, a copy of his 1913 and 1922 wills, and some papers relating to his estate. Mrs. Hyatt is represented by an 1875 autograph book signed by friends and relations in both Kinston, N.C., and Waterbury, Vermont; certificates of membership in various patriotic societies; and newspaper clippings relating to her death and to the death of her sister, Maud Miller Luce.

A folder of papers in the collection contains some biographical information on Sybil Hyatt and a copy of her 1939 pamphlet,  Calling All Children. In this small pamphlet she sets forth her ideas on educational reform and rehearses some facts from the 1916 controversy that culminated in a legal prosecution against her. A second folder relates to a lawsuit that she pursued in the 1920s and 1930s to confirm the metes and bounds of her Kinston property. There are several photographs of her at various stages of her life, some from her years at school in the College of Notre Dame of Maryland, one from the summer session at the University of Virginia (where she and other teachers posed preparatory to the July 4 parade, 1909), and a series showing her and her friends enjoying themselves on a holiday at Seven Springs, N. C. Her college diploma is filed with the oversized material at the end of the collection.

There are a few papers of biographical interest relating go to Dr. Anderson Lawrence Hyatt; most of his papers are legal files concerning suits over the Dover Swamp lands, his bankruptcy proceedings, and his promissory notes, in all of which figure his sister Delia.

The collection includes three photographs of Miss Delia Hyatt and students in front of the Clayton High School building during the 1908/09 school year. Delia Hyatt's few surviving papers relate to real property and taxes on her property in Lenoir and Carteret counties, North Carolina, and in the states of Oklahoma and Florida. There are two folders of documents and a receipt book relating to her estate and to the Hyatt Memorial Home for Boys. There is a little biographical information concerning her in the collection, and some photographs. Her high school diploma is filed with the oversized materials as are her certificates of membership in various patriotic societies.


  • Hyatt, Delia, 1881-1964.
  • Hyatt, Henry Otis, 1848-1922.
  • Hyatt, Sybil, 1877-1951.
  • Miller, Delia Maria Henry, 1835-1884.
  • Henry family.
  • Hyatt family.
  • Luce family.
  • Miller family.
  • College of Notre Dame of Maryland.
  • Hyatt Memorial Home for Boys.
  • Charitable uses, trusts, and foundations.
  • Desertion, Military.
  • Education.
  • Orphanages.
  • Physicians--Southern States.
  • Spanish-American War, 1898.
  • Women
  • Carteret County (N.C.)
  • Craven County (N.C.)
  • Duplin County (N.C.)
  • Florida.
  • Jones County (N.C.)
  • Kinston (N.C.)
  • Lenoir County (N.C.)
  • Oklahoma.
  • United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Desertions.
  • United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Social aspects.
  • Bible.
  • Deeds.
  • Photographs.
  • Property records.

The collection includes three photographs of Miss Hyatt and students in front of the Clayton High School building during the 1908/09 school year. Her true occupation in life, however, seems to have been management of real property. Delia Hyatt's few surviving papers relate to real property and taxes on her property in Lenoir and Carteret counties, North Carolina, and in the states of Oklahoma and Florida. There are two folders of documents and a receipt book relating to her estate and to the Hyatt Memorial Home for Boys. There is a little biographical information concerning her in the collection, and some photographs. Her high school diploma is filed with the oversized materials as are her certificates of membership in various patriotic societies.

Box: PC.1529.1  
Biographical

17544
Correspondence
1928-1964

17545
Checks, Loans, etc.
1945-1959

17546
Estate

1964-1965
1964-1965
Receipt Book
1964-1965

17549
Hyatt Memorial Home for Boys
1963-4967

17550
Receipts
1931-1959

17551
Taxes

Carteret County
1938-1961
Lenoir County
1932-1949

Box: P.C. 1529.2  
Hyatt Family Bible Records
1779-1964

17555
Hyatt, Anderson L.

1914-1962
1914-1962
Bankruptcy
1933-1938
Diver Farm
1879--1954
Promissory Notes Lawsuit
1931-1937

17560
Hyatt, Henry Otis

Biographical
Publications
1892-1913
Will and Estate
1922-1935

17564
Hyatt, Sybil

Biographical
Lawsuit re: Kinston property boundary
1924-1937

17567
Hyatt, Sybil Henry Miller

Biographical

17569
Hyatt-Miller Family

Greeting cards, etc.

17571
Miller Family

Letters
,1851
1841 1851
,1864
1859 1864
Miscellaneous, , n.d.
1870-1893

17576
Miscellaneous

Family Coats of Arms
Papers, , n.d.
1936-1958

One box of materials contains abstracts of title, copies of deeds and grants, plats of survey, and miscellaneous papers relating to Hyatt real estate in North Carolina, Florida, and Oklahoma. One-half box contains duplicate copies of these materials. Among the land records is a folder containing typed transcripts, or extracts, of laws ranging in date from 1762 to 1875 concerning the corporation of the town of Kinston, North Carolina, its boundaries, powers, and rights.

Box: PC.1529.3  
Carteret Co., N. C.

Abstracts of Title
1773-1910
Deeds
1771-1948
Grants
1758-1818

17583
Craven Co., N. C.

Deeds
1805-1954
Grants
1736-1882

17586
Duplin Co., N.C.

Deeds
1936

17588
Jones Co., N.C.

Deeds
1879-1963
Grants
1784-1915

17591
Lenoir Co., N. C.

Deeds
1860-1961
Grants
1811

17594
Plats and Surveys

(Out of State Lands)
Florida
1932, 1957
Oklahoma
1916-1961

17598
Miscellaneous Land Papers, , n.d.
1902, 1915

17599
Laws Relative to Kinston
1762-1875

Box: PC.1529.4  
Duplicate Land Records

17601
Duplicate Papers

17602
Empty Envelopes

17603
Wrappers for which there are no letters

17604
Wrappers for deeds

Physical Description
Volumes
12.00

Sixteen Bibles and prayer books were received packed up with the Hyatt papers. A 1900 printing of the Bible includes the Hyatt family record from 1779 to 1964. A Bible salesman's sample dummy (made to show the choices of bindings and illustrations available to purchasers of McCurdy & Company's 1872 edition of  The People's Standard Edition of the Bible) has in it Dr. H. O. Hyatt's family record from 1848 to 1881. A death notice and obituary for William Roscoe Miller (1895) is pasted into an 1866 American Bible Society printing of the Bible. The thirteen remaining Bibles and prayer books in the collection contain no family data.

Box: PC.1529.5  
Family Bible
1900

Scope and Content

Contains Hyatt family record, 1779-1964

Box: PC.1529.7  
Bibles

Descriptive Information
Physical Description
Volumes
5.00

Bibles
New Testament
Vol. 1 [Gospels] of John Wesley'sAnnotated New Testament.

Box: P.C. 1529.6  
Bibles and Prayer Books

Descriptive Information
Physical Description
Volumes
7.00

Bible
New Testaments
Books of Common Prayer

Box: P.C. 1529.8  
Bible Salesman's sample dummy.

Scope and Content

Contains Hyatt family record

Physical Description
Folders
31.00
Images
180.00
Negatives
1.00
Stereographs
1.00
Tintypes
14.00

The collection includes several photo albums, all of which had been much disturbed prior to receipt by the Archives. There is a large number of photographs, ambrotypes, tintypes, and a few daguerreotypes. Many of these are of North Carolina branches of the Hyatt family: Miller, Luce, Prather, and Tilghman. An equal number represent northern branches of the family: Henry, Gale, Green, and Hinckley. (For family relationships, see the two family charts at the end of the finding aid.) The albums have been left as received. Identified loose photographs have been separated from unidentified ones.

Box: PC.1529.9  
Identified, A-H

Descriptive Information
Physical Description
Images
43.00
Negatives
1.00
Tintypes
4.00

Allen, Julia W., age 5
Businesses
Mrs. A. R. Miller's shop in Kinston
1912
John F. Henry's store, New York
Carter, Coleman, aged 4
Clayton High School (and students)
1908-1909
D Surnames
D'Alton, Marion, Petersburg, Va.
Dewey, George M. in Civil War unifor, New York photo
Dunn, Mary Burton
1870s
Dupree, John R., Fort Adams, R.I.
Jan. 1891
Dupree, Lillie A., aged 36
Scope and Content

Photo, Mrs. L. Condon, Atlanta

Fonville, Wayne
Scope and Content

Postcard beach scene

G surnames
Gale, George
Green, M. Henry (candid photo)
Green, William Wesley, age 74; Green, Myron Wesley, age 76; and Piche, Della Green, age 57 (candid photo)
Green, Sybil J., born May 17, 1901
Grout, Elias
H surnames
Hargrove, Hattie
Harland, Brigadier General Edward, U.S. Volunteers
Headstones
Hyatt, Henry Shirley, 1879-1891
Miller, Phillip, 1756-1824
Henry family
Henry, Edwin
Henry, John, Brooklyn, N.Y. (candid photo)
Henry, John F.
Henry, Josie B.
Henry, Wilbur, Waterbury, Vt., photographed at Saratoga Springs
Henry, William
Henry, William W., Brevet Gen.
Henry, William W., ; photo by Montmimy et Cie, Quebec
1901
Henry family in Vermont
Houses
Brown (Isaac) House on Tuckahoe
Henry House, Waterbury, Vt.
Hyatt Eye Hospital, Kinston, N.C.
Hyatt (Delia) House
Hyatt (Sybil) House
Miller (Phillip) and Parker (John) House
Hyatt, Anderson L, 1884-1960
Hyatt, C.W., Jr. (New York) >
Hyatt, Delia, 1881-1964
Hyatt, Henry Otis, 1842-1922
Hyatt, Henry Shirley, 1879-1881
Hyatt, Mary Robbins, 1795-1871
Hyatt, Sybil, 1877-1951
Hyatt, Sybil Henry Miller, 1858-1933
Hyatt family
Hyatt Sanatorium, Kinston

Box: PC.1529.10  
Photographs (Identified), L-W

Descriptive Information
Physical Description
Folders
6.00
Images
63.00
Stereographs
1.00
Tintypes
2.00

Leach, William (Civil War uniform, New York)
McKuistry, Martha Lee, age 1 year
Maxfield and Sherman family (candid photo, Maine, )
1934
Middleton, Mary, Hallsville, N.C., (photo, Cronenberg, Wilmington)
Miller family
Miller family
Miller, Anderson Roscoe, 1830-1905
Miller, William Roscoe, 1869-1895 (in naval uniform)
Nason, George W., Jr.
New Bern's Greetings to Bern, Switzerland
Notre Dame of Maryland
1893-1895
Outdoor scenes
P surnames
Piche family, (candid photo)
1939
Picot, L. Julian, Littleton, N.C.
Rountree, Annie , E.S. Wormell, New Bern, N.C.
S surname
Sabo, Mike, , W. II candid photo
1945
Smith, Fred, (candid photo)
1946
Seven Springs, N.C.
Seven Springs, N.C.
Spanish-American War
Soldiers seated at entrance to tent
Soldiers seated and standing on a piazza
Soldiers in shirtsleeves, Cuba
Camp near Jacksonville, Florida
American and Spanish Peace Commissioners
1899
Spanish Officers leaving the palace on evacuation day
1899
Thompson, Augusta (photo by Jeffres and Rogers, Baltimore, Md.)
W surnames
Williams, Ellis
Winch, Sadie Chapman, Mass., , Notre Dame
1894

Box: PC.1529.11  
Photographs (Unidentified)

Descriptive Information
Physical Description
Folders
25.00

Children
Groups
Houses
Individuals
Box: PC.1529.12  
Individuals
Military persons
Outdoor scenes

Box: PC.1529.13  
Ambrotypes

Portraits of unidentified persons

Box: PC.1529.14  
Daguerreotypes, Ambrotypes, etc.

Descriptive Information
Physical Description
Images
15.00

Portraits of unidentified persons
Daguerreotypes
Ambrotypes
Tintypes
Framed photographs

Box: PC.1529.15  
Album, , n.d.
1868-1877

Descriptive Information
Physical Description
Images
15.00

Item: 1  
Hyatt family (including children who died)
Item: 2  
Mrs. H. O. Hyatt and Delia as a child
Item: 3  
Unidentified girl with long hair, photo by Engle
Item: 4  
Anderson Hyatt as a child
Item: 5  
Unidentified young boy and girl clasping one another, photo by W. Shelburn, Durham, N.C.
Item: 6  
Ella Henry
Item: 7  
Dr. O'Hagan
Item: 8  
Gladys Henry
Item: 9  
Identification without photo: Mollie Henry
Item: 10  
[Empty]
Item: 11  
[E .L . Miller?]; tintype of Willie Henry; carte-de-visite by Centennial Photographic Gallery, Philadelphia, of a small statuette representing Cupid or Amor breaking out of his shell.
Item: 12  
Henry Otis Hyatt, photo by Engle, Tarboro, N.C.; George L. Luce, photo by Elmer & Tenney, Winona, Minn.; identification without photograph-Grandpa Hyatt, Jesse Battle; carte-de-visite of John Hyatt, by Wharton, Raleigh, N.C.
Item: 13  
E. L. Miller, Kinston, photo by L.G. Burnham and Co., Burlington, Vt. ; Aunt Sybil, photo by S.D. Hersey, Montpelier, Vt.; [Maud Miller?], photo by Centennial Photographic Co., Centennial Photographic Exhibition, Philadelphia, Pa.
Item: 14  
Mrs. John F. Henry (Josie); John; Willie; unidentified boy.
Mrs. E. M. Parker, photo by Vermont Gallery of Art, Carey and Parker (successors to Styles); C.C. Parker, the preacher who married Grandma Delia), photo by Lewis, Waterbury, Vt.; Grandpa Miller and Aunt Maud, by Small and Norwood, photographers; carte-de--visite of three children, E. Lawrence, Sybil and Maud Miller, photographedby Charles T. Harden, Beaufort, N.C., .
circa 1868
Item: 16  
Tintype, Julia Du_____, schoolmate, Greens[boro]; two identifications without photographs: Aunt Matt Miller; Uncle Dick.
Item: 17  
John F. Henry; Josie Henry; Hattie E. Hinckley, .
March 11, 1872
Item: 18  
G. Hinckley, ; Mary S. Hinckley,May 12, 1874; Amelia Hinckley.
Aug. 17, 1865 May 12, 1874
Item: 19  
Mrs. Davis (Aunt Sybil's friend); Mrs. Matilda Gale Henry; George Henry [though photo shows two young boys]; identification without photo: Uncle Eddie Henry.
Item: 20  
Identification without photo: Van Jenkins; Miss Sally J. Best, Bests Station, Wayne Co., N.C., photo by L.W. Andrews, Greensboro, N.C.;my room mate, Miss Nellie Keyes, by City Photograph Gallery, Burlington, Vt.; Miss Ella T. Griffin of Navassa, N.C., photo by L.W. Andrews, Greensboro, N. C.
Item: 21  
Rilla Barren; Corinne C. Leggett, photo by L.W. Andrews, Greensboro, N.C.; B.T. Webb.
Item: 22  
George L. Luce, photo by Knutson and Meason, La Cross., Wis.; Flora Luce, photo by Hoard and Tenney, Winona, Minn,; E.A. Yates, , married Mama; identification without photo--Alice. Miller.
1877
Item: 23  
Two castes--de-visite, Mrs. Caudle, photos by C.W. Baldwin, Keeseville, N.Y.; identification without photo-Dr. Henry Tull; Z.B. Vance, Gov. of N.C.
Item: 24  
Mr. Elias Grout; Mrs. Elias Grout; Grandma Polly Parker Miller (Mrs Imla Nunn Miller), photo by Rufus Morgan, New Bern, N.C.; unidentified woman
Item: 25  
Carte-de-visite,In Memoriam, Robert E. Lee, 1808-1870; group photo of Sybil, E.L., and Maud Miller, by Small and Norwood, photographers; Corliss engine, photo by Centennial Photographic Gallery, International Exhibition, Philadelphia, Pa. ; [Sybil Hyatt ] , carte-de-visite by J.F. Miller, Kinston:, N.C.
Item: 26  
Four tintypes on a page labeled,Loran Lord's children; identification without photo: Flora Scagel.
Item: 27  
Two tintypes without identification; identification without photo: Dora Scagel.
Item: 28  
Identification without photo: Frank Brown; unidentified girl photographed by J. T. S. Skinner, Kinston, N.C.
Item: 29  
No photographs, but two identifications: Mama Mollie Meacham.
Item: 30  
Unidentified tintype, but Sybil and Maud Miller?; unidentified tintype, but Maud Miller?
Item: 31  
Identification without photograph: Mill, Waynesville, N.C.
Item: 32  
Identification without photograph Eddie Green.
Item: 33  
Identification without photograph: Aunt Sarah Green.
Item: 34  
Empty, but laid into the album a posthumous photograph of Henry Shirley Hyatt, son of H.O. and Sybil Hyatt, died Aug. 2, 1881.
Item: 35  
Sybil Miller Hyatt and her daughter Delia
Oct. 7, 1882
Item: 36  
Maud Miller Luce, by Pryor, La Crosse, Wis.
Item: 37  
Maud Miller, photo by Richardson Bros., Sparta, Wis.
Item: 38  
William Roscoe Miller?
Item: 39  
Marion Luce (Walter Luce's girl), , photo by Charles A. Tenney, Winona, Minn.
1885
Item: 40  
Unidentified little girl.

Box: PC.1529.16  
Album A (Family Photographs), , n.d.
1865-1878

Descriptive Information
Physical Description
Tintypes
4.00

Item: 1  
Unidentified infant, photographed at Herkimer, N.Y.; unidentified couple photographed at New Orleans.
Item: 2  
Empty
Item: 3  
Unidentified bearded man; unidentified woman photographed at Montpelier, Vt.
Item: 4  
Empty
Item: 5  
Empty
Item: 6  
Empty
Item: 7  
1 empty; unidentified young woman.
Item: 8  
1 empty; young child in frocks, photographed at Waterbury, Vt., and written on reverse,Auntie Gertie, and,A young artist with much to learn.
Item: 9  
Unidentified full length bearded man, photographed at Montpelier, Vt.; bust photo of unidentified child made at Montpelier, Vt.
Item: 10  
Empty
Item: 11  
Empty
Item: 12  
Empty
Item: 13  
Empty
Item: 14  
Empty
Item: 15  
Empty; unidentified woman standing full length in a gown and wrapper of striped material
Item: 16  
Empty
Item: 17  
Nancy E. Smith; unidentified young woman
Item: 18  
Unidentified young woman; unidentified young woman
Item: 19  
Empty; Eli and Sue Johnson
Item: 20  
Empty
Item: 21  
Empty, but one identification without photograph;W. F. Miller, .
May, 1874
Empty
22
Empty; E.L. Sybil, and Maud Miller, photographed at Beaufort, N.C. by Charles T. Harden, (duplicate)
23
Item: 24  
John F. Henry; Josie Henry
Item: 25  
Unidentified woman; unidentified man (both photographed at Montpelier, Vt.)
Item: 26  
Unidentified man photographed at Beaufort, N.C. ; young girl, unidentified, photographed at Richmond, Vt.
Item: 27  
Half-length tintype of unidentified young boy made by G. N. Shishmanian, travelling photographer, at Kinston; photograph of unidentified young man.
Item: 28  
Empty; Elisha Town
Item: 29  
Unidentified young man; empty
Item: 30  
Unidentified young woman; empty
Item: 31  
Maud Miller, ; empty
1878
Item: 32  
John F. Henry; empty
Item: 33  
Empty; empty tintype mat markedRossie Miller
Item: 34  
unidentified infant; little white girl held in the lap of her African-American nurse.
Item: 35  
Empty; unidentified seated man
Item: 36  
Empty; Mrs. Dr. Johnson, Montpelier, Vt.
Item: 37  
Seated unidentified man, Hartford, Conn.; bust unidentified man, Chelsea, Vt.
Item: 38  
Unidentified seated man, New Bern, N.C.; Delia M. H. Miller, Kinston, N.C., , photographed by Sherman's Photographic Gallery, Fulton Street, Brooklyn, N.Y.
Sept. 25, 1867
Item: 39  
Unidentified young man (duplicates one on p.27); tintype of an unidentified man (bust portrait)
Item: 40  
Empty
Item: 41  
Empty
Item: 42  
Empty
Item: 43  
E.L., Sybil, and Maud Hiller, photographed at Beaufort, N.C., by Charles T. Harden. (duplicate) ; John Hiatt, photographed by Rufus Morgan at New Bern, N.C.
Item: 44  
E.L., Sybil, and Maud Miller, photographed by E.F. Small; unidentified man. photographed by Rufus Morgan, New Bern.
Item: 45  
Unidentified young woman; unidentified young woman.
Item: 46  
George W. Gale, photographed at New Orleans; unidentified young woman photographed at the Bowery, N.Y.
Item: 47  
Unidentified young woman photographed at Brooklyn; unidentified man photographed at Brooklyn, N.Y.
Item: 48  
Pompey King, photographed by Harden at Beaufort, N.C.; Mary H. (Mamie) King, photographed by Harden, Beaufort, N.C.
Item: 49  
Unidentified seated girl photographed by Lewis, Waterbury, Vt; tintype of unidentified man in top hat,Potter's Patent
March 7, 1865
Item: 50  
Unidentified woman, photographed at Herkimer, N. J. ; unidentified man, photographed at Herkimer, N.J.

17809
Album B (Cartes-de-visite), , n.d.
1902

Descriptive Information
Physical Description
Tintypes
2.00

Item: 1  
Unidentified seated and standing woman., endorsed on reverse,Miss Julia Miller, Present, From 4.23.7
Item: 2  
Empty
Item: 3  
Empty
Item: 4  
Tinted tintype of unidentified young woman.
Item: 5  
Unidentified woman photographed by Small and Norwood
Item: 6  
Unidentified young man
Item: 7  
Unidentified young man, full-length
Item: 8-24  
Empty
Bi-Fold Photo Mount
left: E.L. Miller, Jr., , on a tricycle
1902
right: Unidentified young woman by a Baltimore photographer

Box: PC.1529.17  
Album
1864-1890

Descriptive Information
Physical Description
Images
6.00
Tintypes
2.00

Item: 1  
Mrs. Ella Henry, Waterbury, Vt.
Item: 2  
[John Henry?], photo by Frank E. Pearsall, Brooklyn, N.Y.
Item: 3  
[Josie Henry?], photo by Frank E. Pearsall, Brooklyn.
Item: 4  
Delia Hyatt and Dovie P. Rich.
Item: 5  
Bust and profile, unidentified woman, photo by Kibbe, Amsterdam [New York]
Item: 6  
Bust portrait, unidentified young man, photo by Morgan, Brooklyn, N.Y.
Item: 7  
Unidentified young girl and boy clasping one another, photo by W. Shelburn, Durham, N.C. (endorsed on reverse,W.R. Miller, Kinston)
Item: 8  
Unidentified young man, photo by Gabriel Harrison, Joralemon St. [town/city not named]
Item: 9  
[Rilla Barrett], photo by Frank E. Pearsall, Brooklyn; Eli B. Johnson, , photo by S.O. Hersey, Montpelier, Vt.
Aug. 22, 1869
Item: 10  
[Mary Hinckley]; [L.G. Hinckley] (both are duplicates)
Item: 11  
Amelia M. Hinckley, Chelsea, Vt., ; Hattie E. Hinckley,March 11, 1872
Aug. 30, 1875 March 11, 1872
Item: 12  
Maud Miller, ; [George L. Luce], photographed by Elmer and Tenney, Winona, Minn.
Nov. 15, 1872
Item: 13  
Aunt H[annah] G[ale] Luce, Galesville, Wis., ; Uncle S[amuel] S. Luce, Galesville, Wis.,1878.
1878 1878
Item: 14  
Unidentified woman with pendant earrings and brooch; unidentified man with beard.
Item: 15  
Two unidentified young men, one sitting and the other standing.
Item: 16  
[Mrs. Elias Grout], photo by Kendall and McKenzie, Boston, ; Elias Grout, Ashland, Mass., photo by L.A. Richardson.
1881
Item: 17  
Two unidentified young men standing, and two unidentified young women sitting, by John F. Engle, North Carolina (no town).
Item: 18  
Sybil Miller Hyatt and Delia, .
Oct. 7, 1882
Item: 19  
Cabinet photo of young boy in plaid jacket, vest, kilt.
Item: 20  
Three stamp photos of M.H. Miller; cabinet photo of Sybil Miller Hyatt and Delia.
Item: 21  
Sybil Hyatt, photo by J.F. Miller, Kinston, N.C.
Item: 22  
Cabinet portrait of unidentified young man by Julius Ludovici's Photographic and Crayon Studios, New York.
Item: 23  
Cabinet portrait of unidentified woman by G.H. Emery, Rutland, Vt.
Item: 24  
Henry Carter, Waterbury, Vt., by M.L. Bentley; carte-de-visite, Hattie Hinckley, by Pritchard, Saratoga, N.Y.
Item: 25  
Mrs. E. M. Parker, Waterbury, Vt., by Carey and Parker (successors to Styles), Vermont Gallery of Art, Burlington, Vt.; Mr. C.C. Parker, Waterbury, Vt., by Carey and Parker, Vermont Gallery of Art, Burlington, Vt.
Item: 26  
Minnie Henry, , Brooklyn, N.Y,; [John Ft. Henry?], G. Frank E. Pearsall Brooklyn, N.Y.
March 15, 1868
Item: 27  
Johnnie T. Henry, , and Billie Henry,March 18, 1868, by Sherman, Brooklyn, N.Y.
March 15, 1868 March 18, 1868
Item: 28  
Photographs by Tolles and Seely, Ithaca, N.Y., [Mrs. Wm. B. Leach?], William B. Leach.
Item: 29  
Photograph by Tolles and Seeley, Ithaca, N.Y., bust portrait of an unidentified young boy; photograph by W.K. Christian, Richmond, Vt., of a child seated in a high chair.
Item: 30  
Empty, but one mounting frame labeled,John Miller
Item: 31  
Lovick Prather, wife Mary, and children, and Emma Miller and an unidentified woman.
Item: 32  
Photographs by O.C. Barnes, Stowe, Vt., : Elisha Town, aged 60; Eloisa Town, aged 51.
1864
Item: 33  
A. D. Breed, Cincinnati, Ohio.
Item: 34  
Traveler and his Master, Gen. R.E. Lee, , J.D. Locke, Richmond, Va.
circa 1890
Item: 35  
Unidentified girl, photograph by Gardner and Co., Brooklyn.
Item: 36  
Sybil Miller Hyatt and Delia.
Item: 37  
Unidentified young woman, photograph by F.M. Winstead, Wilson, N.C.
Item: 38  
J.R. Jewett, Oberlin, Ohio; Mrs. Sarah Henry Jewett, Oberlin, Ohio.
Item: 39  
Empty
Item: 40  
Two unidentified young women, one sitting and one standing, photograph by Richardson Bros., Sparta, Wisconsin.

Box: PC.1529.18  
Photographs and Photograph Album
1890s-1943

Descriptive Information
Physical Description
Images
38.00

Folder: l  
Class of '95
Scope and Content

The reverse has autographs from class-mates of Sybil Hyatt at the Collegiate Institute for Young Ladies, Notre Dame of Maryland, Baltimore: Sadie C. Winch,  "the Boston Duck"; Augusta H. Thompson, Georgia; Lillie Agnes Marie Wollard, Washington; Louise Fodel, Atlanta; Mattie H. Phillips, North Carolina; Annie Elzay Woolford, Eastern Shore, Maryland; Kate Cox McWhorter; Myrtle M, Everett, Georgia; Helen Laughinghouse.

Folder: 2  
North Carolina, teachers at University of Virginia summer school, Charlottesville, Va., dressed to take part in Fourth of July parade, .
July 3, 1909
Scope and Content

Miss Sybil Hyatt, second row, third from right.

Folder: 3  
Photograph album relating primarily to the Miller, Parker, and Tilghman relatives of the Hyatts
ca. 1890s-1943
Scope and Content

Includes the colonial period house and later outbuildings and tombstones of Philip and Elizabeth Miller (17 photos); and of John Parker (7 photos); and of the Loftin house (2 photos); an unidentified rural two-story farm house (1 photo); visit of Delia and Sybil Hyatt to their cousins, the Tilghmans, on Aug, 1, 1943 (7 photos); postcard view of Queen Street, Kinston, N.C., circa 1910 (1 item); Isaac Brown house on Tuckahoe (1 item); 1939 photograph of Karl Basden with his grandparents Maynard, Kinston. (1 photo); and a copy of a late nineteenth century photograph of an unidentified man.

Box: PC.1529.19  
Duplicate Photographs

Scope and Content

Includes duplicates of identified and unidentified photographs, both those mounted in albums and those left loose.

These materials include the diplomas of Henry Otis Hyatt, Sybil Hyatt, and Delia Hyatt; Delia Hyatt's certificates of membership in the Society of the Colonial Dames of America, the Daughters of the American Revolution, and the Daughters of American Colonists; land plats; Kinston city plans; Hyatt Memorial Home for Boys property maps; Lenoir County maps; and maps of the state of Florida.

Box: PC.1529.20  
Certificates of Membership (DAR, Colonial Dames, Daughters of AmericanColonists)
1913-1927

17868
Diplomas
1868-1900

17869
Florida Maps, n.d.

17870
Hyatt Memorial Home for Boys - Property Maps
1963-1968

17871
Kinston, N.C.

City Plans, , n.d.
1882-1919
OMall Plans
1963
Zoning Map
1962

17875
Lenoir County Maps, ;ca. 1950
1930 ca. 1950

17876
Plats

Craven County, , n.d.
1954-1961
Jones County, (photostats),1875-1957, n.d.
1764-1797 1875-1957
Lenoir County and Kinston, , n.d.
1945-1950
Unidentified

17881
Swiss Colony in N.C.
1710