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Box: 1 Fold: 52 A. Homer Byington - Corres. Sent (Carbon Copies)
1899

DESCRIPTION: Carbon copies of typed correspondence from A. Homer Byington to the following: Alexander Hawley*. Includes receipt from Byington to Hawley 4/6/1900. Note: The carbons appear to have originated from a letterbook (not extant).

* Names so marked are indexed.

Box: 1 Fold: 53 A. Homer Byington - Corres. Sent (Carbon Copies)
February 1900

DESCRIPTION: Carbon copies of typed correspondence from A. Homer Byington to the following: General Hawkins (2/3/1900), William P. Frye, Phelps (2/6/1900), William Homer Byington (son)(2/7/1900), Charles A. Russell, Robert R. Hitt, Nicholas Shuck, John S. Seymour, W. Kennedy Boone (2/20/1900), Mr. Morris (2/22/1900), Alvey Augustus Adee.

Box: 1 Fold: 54 A. Homer Byington - Corres. Sent (Carbon Copies)
March-June 1900

DESCRIPTION: Carbon copies of typed correspondence from A. Homer Byington to the following: Ebenezer J. Hill*, Charles Phelps(?)*, Edward C. Frisbie*, Arthur S. Seymour, Alexander Hawley* w/ receipts for payments from Byington to Hawley (May-December 1900).



Box: 1 Fold: 55 A. Homer Byington - Corres. Sent (Carbon Copies)
July-August 1900

DESCRIPTION: Carbon copies of typed correspondence from A. Homer Byington to the following: Edward C. Frisbie*, Senator Thomas C. Platt (1833-1910)*, Alexander Hawley*.

Box: 1 Fold: 56 A. Homer Byington - Corres. Sent (Carbon Copies)
October-December 1900

DESCRIPTION: Carbon copies of typed correspondence from A. Homer Byington to the following: Alexander Hawley*, Edward C. Frisbie*, Thomas C. Platt*, William Homer Byington (12/15/1900)*.



Box: 1 Fold: 57 A. Homer Byington - Corres. Sent (Carbon Copies)
January-October 1901

DESCRIPTION: Carbon copies of typed correspondence from A. Homer Byington to the following: Ebenezer J. Hill (1/19/1901)*, Harold Van Buren*, Edward C. Frisbie*, William A. Curtis, John Seymour, L.C. Green.

Box: 1 Fold: 58 A. Homer Byington - Corres. Sent (Carbon Copies)
October 1901

DESCRIPTION: Carbon copies of typed correspondence from A. Homer Byington to the following: Powell Clayton, U.S. ambassador & minister plenipotentiary, Mexico*; Edward C. Frisbie*.

Box: 1 Fold: 59 A. Homer Byington - Corres. Sent (Carbon Copies)
November 1901

DESCRIPTION: Carbon copies of typed correspondence from A. Homer Byington to the following: Dr. Ludwig Mond, Charles Phelps(?)*, L.C. Green, I.J. Kill, E.P. Chilton, Jr., Louise Savage, William Homer Byington (11/16/1901 & 11/25/1901)*.

Box: 1 Fold: 60 A. Homer Byington - Corres. Sent (Carbon Copies)
January-March 1902

DESCRIPTION: Carbon copies of typed correspondence from A. Homer Byington to the following: William Homer Byington (2/18/1900, 2/21/1900, 2/1/1902, 2/18/1902, 3/27/1902)*, S.C. Green, L.C. Green, George E. Nettleton, M.E. Hillery.

Box: 1 Fold: 61 A. Homer Byington - Corres. Sent (Carbon Copies)
March-December 1902

DESCRIPTION: Carbon copies of typed correspondence from A. Homer Byington to the following: Edward C. Frisbie*, Mr. Bailey (3/25/1902), William Homer Byington (4/25/1902, 5/13/1902, 5/22/1902, 9/9/1902, 9/19/1902)*, L.C. Green, Victor S. Selleck, Homer Morrison Byington I to William Homer Byington (uncle) (6/4/1902, 9/12/1902)*, J.M. Helcomb, Senator Orville H. Platt(?)*.

Box: 1 Fold: 62 A. Homer Byington - Corres. Sent (Carbon Copies)
January-April 1903

DESCRIPTION: Carbon copies of typed correspondence from A. Homer Byington to the following: Senator Orville H. Platt (2/10/1903, 3/6/1903)*.

Box: 1 Fold: 63 A. Homer Byington - Corres. Sent (Carbon Copies)
1904

DESCRIPTION: Carbon copies of typed correspondence from A. Homer Byington to the following: Henry W. Diedrich, U.S. consul, Naples*; Hector De Castro, U.S. consul, Rome*.

Box: 2 Fold: 1 A. Homer Byington: Article "Norwalk Gazette"
March 27, 1855

DESCRIPTION: ALS from George R. Byington(?), to father A. Homer Byington forwarding a transcription (by the former) of an article re the nomination to Congress of John Woodruff, written by the latter for the "Norwalk Gazette" (3/27/1855).

Box: 2 Fold: 2 A. Homer Byington: Mss "The Humors and Horrors of War"
undated

DESCRIPTION: Typescript with autograph corrections by A. Homer Byington. Entitled, "The Humors and Horrors of War," (8 paginated pages; p.7 missing).

Box: 2 Fold: 3 A. Homer Byington: Mss "The Humors and Horrors of War"
undated

DESCRIPTION: Autograph manuscript drafts/notes by A. Homer Byington for manuscript entitled, "The Humors and Horrors of War" (see Folder 2:2), 5 leaves.

Box: 2 Fold: 4 A. Homer Byington: Address re History of Norwalk, Conn.
undated

DESCRIPTION: Autograph notes for talk on the history of Norwalk, Conn. given by A. Homer Byington, 6 leaves.

Box: 2 Fold: 5 A. Homer Byington: Speech Tribute to Abraham Lincoln
April 17, 1865

DESCRIPTION: Printed speech given by A. Homer Byington in honor of Abraham Lincoln, 3 days after the latter was assassinated. Published as part of "Tributes of Connecticut Citizens to the Memory of Abraham Lincoln..." (1865).

Box: 2 Fold: 6 A. Homer Byington: Mss "President Lincoln as I...Knew Him"
undated

DESCRIPTION: Autograph manuscript by A. Homer Byington entitled, "President Lincoln as I Personally Knew Him," 15 paginated pages/15 leaves. (Fragile; do not remove from Mylar cases!)

Box: 2 Fold: 7 A. Homer Byington: Handbill "The Lincoln Flank Movement..."
March 25, 1864

DESCRIPTION: Printed handbill entitled, "The Lincoln Flank Movement," publishing a letter from A. Homer Byington to a friend "Smith," concerning Abolitionism.

Box: 2 Fold: 8 A. Homer Byington: Mss fragments re Lincoln
undated

DESCRIPTION: Three autograph manuscript items by A. Homer Byington re Abraham Lincoln: #1 Anecdote on fragment of envelope re Byington's obtaining a pass from Lincoln to George G. Meade's(?) army in spite of opposition from Edwin M. Stanton(?).

#2 Anecdote re death of Lincoln and reaction of son.

#3 Note relating Byington's enlistment in the Clay Guards, 1861.

Box: 2 Fold: 9 A. Homer Byington - Mss Fragments (misc)
undated

DESCRIPTION: 2 autograph items: 1. Note giving birth date of A. Homer Byington's brother Anon Harmon Byington; and 2. List of names.



Box: 2 Fold: 10 A. Homer Byington: Biography
April 15, 1907

DESCRIPTION: Typed manuscript of biographical sketch on A. Homer Byington to be published as part of "Men of Mark" (Hartford, Conn.: W.R. Goodspeed). Includes corrections by Byington.

Box: 2 Fold: 11 A. Homer Byington: Yale College
May 8, 1862

DESCRIPTION: Typed copy of entry (including smaller typed notice) in the Senate journal of Connecticut announcing appointment of A. Homer Byington and Orville H. Platt ex-officio members and fellows of Yale College.

Box: 2 Fold: 12 A. Homer Byington: Eulogy
1910

DESCRIPTION: Autograph notes for eulogy for A. Homer Byington. Writer not identified.

Box: 2 Fold: 13 A. Homer Byington: Deed Lot 6 Square 759, Washington, D.C.
July 10, 1869

DESCRIPTION: Deed for property designated Lot 6 Square 759 in Washington, D.C. signed on July 10, 1869 by William McDonald et al. and A. Homer Byington.

Box: 2 Fold: 14 A. Homer Byington: Deed
Signed on September 24, 1871

DESCRIPTION: Deed for land in Norwalk sold by J. William Nicholson to A. Homer Byington.

Box: 2 Fold: 15 A. Homer Byington: Chattel Mortgage on Steam Dredge
October 2, 1884

DESCRIPTION: Chattel mortgage on steam dredge to A. Homer Byington from William H. Taylor et al. Includes District of Columbia court notice of lawsuit relating to the steam dredge, dated 9/2/1884.

Box: 2 Fold: 16 A. Homer Byington: Deed
Signed on June 28, 1887

DESCRIPTION: Quit-claim deed releasing land to A. Homer Byington by E.C. Bissell.

Box: 2 Fold: 17 A. Homer Byington: Deed "Norwalk Gazette"
August 26, 1898

DESCRIPTION: Deed from A. Homer Byington to son George R. Byington selling the "Norwalk Gazette."

Box: 2 Fold: 18 A. Homer Byington: Financial Documents (misc)
1854-1901

DESCRIPTION: Various financial documents relating to A. Homer Byington (pages appear to have been torn from a letter book/ledger):

- Notations of two mortgages: to Norwalk Savings Society for $3,000 dated 3/21/1869; and to Bridgeport Savings Bank for $5,000 dated 11/13/1885.

- Typed memo to A. Homer Byington from New York Life Insurance Company re account, 12/2/1901.

- Autograph copies of 3 documents concerning land parcel designated "Bridge Lot": quit-claim deed from Norwalk Savings Society to John D. Kimmey; court decree setting boundaries for the "Bridge Lot"; and mortgage deed from A. Homer Byington to Norwalk Savings Bank.

- Listing of town and city valuation of property owned by A. Homer Byington, 1895.

- TLS (8/15/1900) from Frank I. Jones, Norwalk Heating & Lighting Company, to A. Homer Byington.

- Demand note from A. Homer Byington to the Fairfield County Savings Bank for the sum of $900, dated 8/18/1892.

- Two demand notes from A. Homer Byington to the Central National Bank of Norwalk dated 8/16/1897 and 10/16/1897.

- Receipt for $300 from A. Homer Byington, dated 10/12/1883.

- Bank note for $18 drawn on account at National Bank of Norwalk, dated 6/21/1889.

- Receipt for $100 from A. Homer Byington to Stily Curtis, dated 3/9/1854.

- 2 fragments of autograph notes listing deeds between A. Homer Byington and various individuals.

Box: 2 Fold: 19 A. Homer Byington: Passes/Tickets
1894-1903

DESCRIPTION: - Handwritten pass for A. Homer Byington and wife for Danbury and Norwalk railroads, 9/28/1894.

- Senate Chamber pass admitting A. Homer Byington, singed by Senator Orville H. Platt, 6/14/1897.

- 2 admission tickets to St. Peter's Church, Rome, on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of Pope Leo XIII, 3/3/1903.

Box: 2 Fold: 20 Photographs
undated

DESCRIPTION: 3 b/w photographs:

- Philip H. Sheridan (1831-1888), inscribed?

- Daniel Trone w/ note on verso: "Daniel Trone, Hanover, Pa., telegrapher who sent A. Homer Byington's account of the Battle of Gettysburg to the Tribune, New York, and war department, Washington, D.C."

- Portrait of unidentified woman.

Box: 2 Fold: 21 A. Homer Byington - Newsclippings
December 1910

DESCRIPTION: Xerox copies of obituaries for A. Homer Byington. Originals in Folder 2:21 extremely fragile!

Box: 2 Fold: 21.1 A. Homer Byington: Newsclippings (Xerox copies)
December 1910

DESCRIPTION: Xerox copies of obituaries for A. Homer Byington. Originals in Folder 2:21 extremely fragile!

Box: 2 Fold: 22 A. Homer Byington - Newsclippings (misc)
1897-1899

DESCRIPTION: Clippings of articles re A. Homer Byington: 1. Announcing appointment as U.S. consul to Naples, c.July 1897; and 2. Photographic article of banquet given by the U.S. charge d'affaires, Naples, in honor of Admiral George Dewey on occasion of his visit on board the "Olympia," 8/6/1899.

Box: 2 Fold: 23 A. Homer Byington - Newsclippings (Fragments)
c. 1897-1910

DESCRIPTION: Clippings of various news articles re A. Homer Byington. Note: Extremely fragile and fragmented. Handle with extreme care!

Box: 2 Fold: 24 Newsclippings (Misc)
c.1907-1910

DESCRIPTION: Miscellaneous clippings of news articles collected by A. Homer Byington.

Box: 2 Fold: 25 Official Report of the History Committee...Confederate Veterans
October 11, 1900

DESCRIPTION: 1 issue of the "Official Report of the History Committee of the Grand Camp Confederate Veterans, Department of Virginia" by Judge George L. Christian (October 11, 1900).

Box: 2 Fold: 26 Norwalk Gazette Extra
November 24, 1876

DESCRIPTION: 1 issue of "Norwalk Gazette Extra" announcing victory of Rutherford B. Hayes, elected 19th U.S. president over Samuel J. Tilden, 1876.

Box: 2 Fold: 27 A. Homer Byington to Homer Morrison Byington I
November 30, 1896

DESCRIPTION: ALS (11/30/1896) from A. Homer Byington to grandson Homer Morrison Byington I, son of George R. Byington.

Box: 2 Fold: 28 Harriet S. Byington to Homer Morrison Byington I
November 30, 1896

DESCRIPTION: ALS (11/30/1896) from Harriet S. Byington to grandson Homer Morrison Byington I. Reference to preparation of Thanksgiving dinner.

Box: 2 Fold: 29 Homer Morrison Byington I to Jean L.G. Byington
October-December 1933

DESCRIPTION: 2 TLS (10/9/1933, 10/18/1933), 1 ALS 12/5/1933) from Homer Morrison Byington to wife Jean L.G. Byington.

Box: 2 Fold: 30 Homer Morrison Byington I to Jean L.G. Byington
January-February 1934

DESCRIPTION: Letters from Homer Morrison Byington I to wife Jean L.G. Byington: 7 ALS (1/1/1934, 1/4/1934, 1/8/1934, 1/16/1934, 1/30/1934, 2/15/1934, 2/22/1934).

Box: 2 Fold: 31 Homer Morrison Byington I to Jean L.G. Byington
March-October 1934

DESCRIPTION: 8 ALS (3/11/1934, 3/26/1934, 3/27/1934, 4/7/1934, 4/15/1934 2 letters w/ same date, 4/16/1934, 10/6/1934) from Homer Morrison Byington I to Jean L. G. Byington.



Box: 2 Fold: 32 Homer Morrison Byington II to Homer Morrison Byington I
October-November 1944

DESCRIPTION: ALS (10/14/1944) from Homer Morrison Byington I to son Homer Morrison Byington II; and TLS (11/16/1944) from the latter to the former.

Box: 2 Fold: 33 Wilbur J. Carr
February 28, 1938

DESCRIPTION: TLS (3 pages) from Wilbur J. Carr, U.S. legation, Prague, to Homer M. Byington I.

Box: 2 Fold: 34 William R. Castle, Jr.
1927-33

DESCRIPTION: 3 TLS (7/15/1927, 10/12/1927, 3/3/1933) from U.S. Assistant Secretary of State William R. Castle, Jr. to Homer Morrison Byington I. Includes typed carbon from Byington (9/9/1927) attaching list of consular reports from U.S. consulate in Naples. Reference to conduct and objectives of the U.S. consular service.

Box: 2 Fold: 35 Cordell Hull (copy)
September 9, 1944

DESCRIPTION: Typed copy of letter from Cordell Hull to Homer Morrison Byington I, on occasion of the latter's retirement from the U.S. Foreign Service. Includes typed copy of Byington's reply.

Box: 2 Fold: 36 James B. Stewart
1937

DESCRIPTION: TLS (8/18/1937) from James B. Stewart, U.S. consul general, Mexico, to Homer Morrison Byington I. Enclosed with typed copy of letter from Wilbur J. Carr to Stewart (8/9/1937). Reference to Carr's retirement and replacement by George Messersmith.

Box: 2 Fold: 37 Homer Morrison Byington I: Birth Certificate
1936-1966

DESCRIPTION: Photostat copies of birth certificates for Homer Morrison Byington I, born September 19, 1879.

Box: 2 Fold: 38 Homer Morrison Byington I: Death Certificate
July 1966

DESCRIPTION: Copy of death certificate for Homer Morrison Byington I.

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