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Guide to the James Hazen Hyde Papers
1874-1940, 1953
 MS 319

New-York Historical Society
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New York, NY 10024
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Collection processed by Larry Weimer, with Alec Ferretti, Jennifer Gargiulo, and Aaron Roffman

This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on September 24, 2021
Finding aid written in English using Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Container List

Series VI. Legion of Honor Letter Books, 1921, 1923, 1928. .83 Linear feet in two boxes of bound volumes

Scope and Contents

7 bound volumes of cards and letters sent to Hyde upon his promotions within the French government's Legion of Honor (Légion d'honneur). Volumes 1 and 2 include letters from 1921 when Hyde was promoted to the rank of Commander (Commandeur). (He had first been elected to the Legion as a Chevalier in 1900.) Volumes 3 and 4 include letters from 1923 when Hyde was promoted to Grand Officer (Grand officier). Volumes 5-7 include letters from his promotion in 1928 to Grand Cross (Grand-croix). Volume 5 includes a letter and artwork from artist Ferdinand Bac. Most letters are in French, a few in German.


The volumes are in original order and binding. Within each set of volumes (1921, 1923, 1928), the letters are in alphabetical order by correspondent.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of James Hazen Hyde, April 24, 1957 (transmittal letter for donation is inside front cover of Volume 1).

Processing Information

The series was processed by archivist Larry Weimer.

Container 1     Title Date
Box: 33 Letter Books, Volumes 1-4
1921, 1923
Box: 34 Letter Books, Volumes 5-7

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