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

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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 I. General Correspondence, 1878, 1892-1939, 1953. 5.1 Linear feet in 13 boxes and one oversize folder

Scope and Contents

This series includes Hyde's incoming and outgoing correspondence dating primarily from his years living in France. Correspondents include both French and American politicians, diplomats, military officers, journalists, editors, writers, scholars, and others. Most of the correspondence is in French. Subject matter pertains to his interest in Franco-American relations, American Field Service Fellowships, American lecture tours by French professors and vice versa, his work for the American Red Cross in France during World War I, his social life, philanthropy, support for the arts and cultural endeavors, anecdotes and comments about prominent persons. Some correspondence dates from the 1890s and early years of the twentieth century, before Hyde left the United States for France. Letters from that early period generally concern business matters. The series also includes copies of some remarks given by Hyde in public presentations after World War I.

Several of the files include an index card with typed explanatory notes about the correspondent or subject. It seems likely that these were prepared by Hyde as he prepared the files for donation to N-YHS. This view is based on an exchange Hyde had with N-YHS director R.W.G. Vail in 1950 in which Hyde asked whether he should annotate the original documents with comments, to which Vail suggested the addition of typed memos to the file instead. (See N-YHS's institutional archive, General Correspondence record group (NYHS-RG 2).

The container list includes a detailed list of most of the correspondents in the series. All correspondents filed separately are listed and most correspondents in the "miscellaneous" correspondents are identified. Some correspondents are not listed because their name was illegible or because they were included in folders under another correspondent's name.

An attempt was made to note any potentially substantive subject matter at the folder level. However, a significant constraint on this was the fact that most of the letters are in French and the processing archivists could not read French.

Arrangement

The series is arranged alphabetically by correspondent.

Within folders for each correspondent, the original order appears to have been reverse chronological (i.e., latest documents at front of folder, moving backward in time to the earliest at back of folder). Generally, the documents remain in this order. However, during processing some select folders were re-arranged to chronological order to facilitate use.

Many folders include some undated documents. The presence of such documents was noted explicitly in the container list only if there were a substantial number of them and if these undated might not be fairly represented by the dated documents.

Processing Information

The series was inventoried by intern Aaron Roffman, with descriptive notes added by archivist Larry Weimer.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 1 Folder : 1 Adams, Charles F

Scope and Contents

Business associate and friend from Harvard. Discussion of financial matters. Hyde describes interest in Franco-American relations and living in France. Also includes letters from Charles F. Adams 2nd.

1896-1929
Box: 1 Folder : 2 Allen, Henry T. (General)

Scope and Contents

American general from World War I. Letters primarily concern arrangements to meet at various times and places. Various mentions of post-war issues, such as the timing of withdrawal of American forces.

1919-1923
Box: 1 Folder : 3 Allenby, Edmund

Scope and Contents

Donated to the British National Cadet Association, asked to do so anonymously. Hyde also refers to his coming marriage to Countess Matuschka.

1930
Box: 1 Folder : 4 American Field Service Fellowships for French Universities

Scope and Contents

Hyde was on the advisory board and the Paris Committee of this organization. Concerns the American Field Service Scholarship Fund, various other donations (including the proceeds of Georges Clemenceau's lecture tour in America), and organizational matters. Includes correspondence from one of the organization's vice-presidents, A. Piatt Andrew, some meeting minutes, publicity materials.

1920-1924
Box: 1 Folder : 5 American Red Cross - Boulogne s/ Mer

Scope and Contents

Stated commmunication was received and that further letters would not be necessary. Original communication not present.

1918
Box: 1 Folder : 6 American Red Cross - Miscellaneous

Scope and Contents

Secured a laboratory for Stationary Hospital 12, and other arrangements, including an African-American banjo player for Thanksgiving and Christmas. Several communications in French.

1917-1918
Box: 1 Folder : 7 American Red Cross - Brest

Scope and Contents

Involved with US military plans to reorganize the Red Cross system throughout France.

1918
Box: 1 Folder : 8 American Red Cross (Dans Militaires)

Scope and Contents

Primarily letters of thanks to Hyde for contributions toward Christmas dinners.

1915, 1918
Box: 1 Folder : 9 American Red Cross (Installation des Directeurs de Zones)
1918
Box: 1 Folder : 10 American Red Cross - Lyon

Scope and Contents

Unsatisfactory care due to being short-staffed. Installation of new officers for the region.

1918
Box: 1 Folder : 11 American Red Cross - Marseille
1918
Box: 1 Folder : 12 American Red Cross-Nantes
1918
Box: 1 Folder : 13 American Red Cross (Papiers Divers)

Scope and Contents

Contains information on management, key contacts, and logistics for the American Red Cross.

1918
Box: 1 Folder : 14 American Red Cross - Paris
1918
Box: 1 Folder : 15 American Relief Clearing House

Scope and Contents

Includes, among other matters, Hyde's reports on his trips to hospitals in the Verdun and Somme regions.

1916-1917
Box: 1 Folder : 16 Andrew, A. Piatt

Scope and Contents

Includes, among others, letters on the stationery of the Field Service of the American Ambulance.

1907-1926
Box: 1 Folder : 17 Azan, Paul (Colonel)
1917-1933
Box: 1 Folder : 18 B. Miscellaneous

Scope and Contents

Correspondents include, among others, Leon Bakst, French diplomat Barere, Henry Berenger, Leon Blum, Andre Blum, General Belin, Carl Boyd, Rene Boylesve, Captain Boutal, Comte Bonin-Longare, Andre Bellessort, Emile Borel, Philippe Bunau-Varilla, Henri Bremond, H. Berthon, V. Berard, Jean Babelon.

1901-1931
Box: 1 Folder : 19 Bacon, Robert
1912
Box: 1 Folder : 20 Baldensperger, Fernand
1913-1935
Box: 1 Folder : 20A Bangs, John Kendrick

Scope and Contents

Two handwritten letters from Hyde: thanking Bangs for his note declining to attend Hyde's party because of a trip to Cuba (1904) and acknowledging Bangs's recent note and his friendly interest and courtesy (1905). (Source: These two letters were donated to N-YHS in May 2019 by Christine Durling, and added to the Hyde papers at that time.)

1904-1905
Box: 1 Folder : 21 Barres, Maurice (de l'Academie Francaise)
1917-1919
Box: 1 Folder : 22 Barthou, Louis

Scope and Contents

Also includes correspondence with Pierre Loti.

1910-1924
Box: 1 Folder : 23 Bayet, A
1904-1914
Box: 2 Folder : 1 Bedier, Joseph
1911-1935
Box: 2 Folder : 2 Bennett, James Gordon & Maud
1912-1917
Box: 2 Folder : 3 Bergson, Henri
1909-1934
Box: 2 Folder : 4-5 Berthelot, Philippe & Helene (2 folders)
1912-1930
Box: 2 Folder : 6 Bliss, Robert Woods & Mildred
1914-1932
Box: 2 Folder : 7 Bocher, Ferdinand
1896-1902
Box: 2 Folder : 8 Bourgeois, Emile
1920-1929
Box: 2 Folder : 9 Boutroux, Emile & Aline (de l'Academie Francaise)
1907-1921
Box: 2 Folder : 10 Breasted, James Henry
1924-1935
Box: 2 Folder : 11 Brisbane, Arthur
1902-1923
Box: 2 Folder : 12 Brisson, Adolphe & Madeleine
1910-1928
Box: 2 Folder : 13 Brunetiere, Ferdinand
1897-1899, 1906
Box: 2 Folder : 14 Bucher, Pierre (Docteur)
1918-1920
Box: 2 Folder : 15 Byne, Arthur & Mildred

Scope and Contents

Friends living in "backward" Spain. Hyde recounts his travels to other countries.

1921-1934
Box: 2 Folder : 16 C. Miscellaneous

Scope and Contents

Correspondents are General de Castelnau, Madame Colette, Edmond Clement, General Cadondal(?), M. Collignon, Yvonne Carteroux(?) of the Hospital de Madame Messimy.

1910-1925
Box: 2 Folder : 17 Calmette, Gaston (editor of "Le Figaro")
1902-1913
Box: 2 Folder : 18-19 Cambon, Jules (2 folders)

Scope and Contents

The first folder contains extensive correspondence (in French); the second holds the program for the banquet held for Cambon (Ambassador of France) at Washington, DC, in 1902 by the Legionnaires in the United States (Hyde was on the Committee on Arrangements.)

1900-1928
Box: 2 Folder : 20 Cambon, Paul
1913-1921
Box: 2 Folder : 21 Capper, Arthur (U.S. Senator)
1925-1929
Box: 2 Folder : 22 Carrel, Alexis & Anne
1913-1927
Box: 2 Folder : 23 Castellane, Boni & Anne de
1906-1916
Box: 2 Folder : 24 Charmes, Francis
1909-1913
Box: 2 Folder : 25 Chaumeix, Andre

Scope and Contents

Identified as editor of the Reveudes Deux Monds and a writer for the Journal des Debats.

1910-1913
Box: 2 Folder : 26 Chinard, Gilbert
1908-1921
Box: 2 Folder : 27 Chiappe, Jean
1927-1935
Box: 3 Folder : 1 Clemenceau, Georges
1915-1925
Box: 3 Folder : 2 Clifton, Chalmers Dancy & Wanda B.

Scope and Contents

Extensive correspondence, in English, from Clifton commenting on U.S. politics, among other matters. Two programs from concerts conducted by Clifton (1929, 1933) are in the folder.

1919-1939
Box: 3 Folder : 3-4 Coolidge, Archibald Cary (2 folders)

Scope and Contents

Several of the letters are addressed by Coolidge to a Monsieur Gofflot, at the same address used by Hyde and stamped as received by Hyde. These letters to Gofflot are in French; the other letters in this file are in English.

1896-1921
Box: 3 Folder : 5 Coolidge, Harold Jefferson

Scope and Contents

Among other subjects, includes biographical note of Archibald Coolidge written by Hyde at brother Harold's request. Also includes a 1902 map of Indo-China marked to show Harold Coolidge's proposed area for traveling and collecting in 1928.

1902, 1928-1933
Box: 3 Folder : 6 Coquelin [Cadet?]

Scope and Contents

Although these letters certainly appear to be from Coquelin Cadet (i.e. Ernest Alexandre Honoré Coquelin), there is one letter signed "Coq" and stamped by Hyde as 1918, years after Coquelin's death. However, other correspondence in this series bears a similar stamped date, which often seems clear that it is a mistake and is actually 1908. One letter, from late 1909, is to Jean Coquelin. All other letters are from 1904-1907 or undated.

1904-1909
Box: 3 Folder : 7 Cortesi, Salvatore

Scope and Contents

Principally concerns arrangements Hyde made through Cortesi to visit the Italian front in 1916, which led to an article written by Hyde.

1914-1931
Box: 3 Folder : 8 Crane, Charles R
1909
Box: 3 Folder : 9-12 Cuyler, Thomas DeWitt (4 folders)

Scope and Contents

Principally concerns various business matters related to the Equitable Life Assurance Society (e.g., considering acquiring land in Philadelphia for an office adjacent to the Arcade Building at Broad and Market), Franklin National Bank, Commercial Trust Company, Girard Trust Company, National Union Bank, Citizens National Bank of Cincinnati, and others. These are often related to investments, acquisitions, bank consolidations, loans, board meeting arrangements and naming of directors. Most of the letters are incoming from Cuyler and date through 1904. There are fewer letters from 1906-1919, are mostly incoming from Cuyler with some outgoing from Hyde, and are generally pleasantries, with some references to financial matters.

1899-1919
Box: 3 Folder : 13 D. Miscellaneous

Scope and Contents

Correspondents include, among others, Marcel Dieulafoy, Charles Dumon, J. Depelley, Monsieur Delcasse, J. Delton, Colonel Denvignes, General Henri Duport, General Debeny, Colonel Dupuy, and photo postcard of and from Warrington Dawson.

1898-1931
Box: 3 Folder : 14 Dard, Emile
1908-1920
Box: 3 Folder : 15 Deane, R
1919
Box: 3 Folder : 16 Deering, James

Scope and Contents

Principally includes an invitation to Hyde to join the Franco-American Committee of Patronage, with material related to the organization (1903).

1903-1916
Box: 3 Folder : 17 Depew, Chauncey M.

Scope and Contents

Trustee of Equitable Trust Company and U.S. senator. Principally involves expressions of support and other matters consistent with a relationship between an older mentor from the business and political world and younger man attending Harvard and starting his career.

1892-1908
Box: 3 Folder : 18 Deschanel, Paul (Mr & Mme)
1915-1919
Box: 3 Folder : 19 Diehl, Charles
1926-1935
Box: 4 Folder : 1 Doumer, Paul
1907, 1915-1930
Box: 4 Folder : 2 Doumergue, Gaston
1925-1934
Box: 4 Folder : 3 Doumic, Rene & Helene
circa 1897-1913, 1927-1929
Box: 4 Folder : 4 Dubois (General)
1915
Box: 4 Folder : 5 E. Miscellaneous

Scope and Contents

Correspondents are C. Enlart, Eugene d'Eichtal, Governor of Pennsylvania George H. Earle and wife Huberta.

1909-1935
Box: 4 Folder : 6 Edge, Walter E.

Scope and Contents

Concerns Ambassador Edge's initiative to acquire copies of portraits of past ambassadors to exhibit.

1929-1931
Box: 4 Folder : 7 Einstein, Lewis

Scope and Contents

Primarily concerns exchanges (1924-25) regarding Hyde's and Einstein's tapestries, and others.

1914, 1924-1930
Box: 4 Folder : 8 Estournelles de Constant (Baron), Jean d'Janvier
1902-1913
Box: 4 Folder : 9 F. Miscellaneous

Scope and Contents

Correspondents include, among others, Ambassador de Fleuriau, General Ferrie, General Feraud, David R. Francis (regarding the Louisiana Purchase Exposition Company), du Fonarre(?).

1902-1921
Box: 4 Folder : 10 Fay, Bernard
1920-1921, 1931-1934
Box: 4 Folder : 11 Ferrero, Guglielmo
1908-1917, 1935
Box: 4 Folder : 12 Feuillerat, Albert
1912-1931
Box: 4 Folder : 13 Finley, John Huston & Martha
1911-1927
Box: 4 Folder : 14 Flat, Paul
1915-1916
Box: 4 Folder : 15 Flers, Robert de
1923, undated
Box: 4 Folder : 16 Flexner, Abraham and Anne Crawford
1912-1932
Box: 4 Folder : 17-19 Foch, Ferdinand (Maréchal & Mme) (3 folders)
1908-1931
Box: 4 Folder : 20 Forain, Jean Louis
1906-1907
Box: 4 Folder : 21 Ford, J.D.M

Scope and Contents

Several letters written on stationery of American University Union in Europe for which Hyde and Ford were on the Continental Division's Executive Committee. Concerns various academic matters, including arrangements for Ford's lectures in Europe.

1921-1926
Box: 4 Folder : 22 Ford, Stanley H.
1933
Box: 4 Folder : 23 Fortier, Alcee
1902-1907
Box: 4 Folder : 24 Franchet d'Esperey (Maréchal)
1917-1918, 1933
Box: 4 Folder : 25 Francois, Marsal F.
1916
Box: 4 Folder : 26 Francois-Poncet
1929-1931
Box: 4 Folder : 27 Friant, Emile
1913
Box: 4 Folder : 28 Frick, Henry.Clay

Scope and Contents

Principally relates to bank relationships and shared directorships between Frick and Hyde.

1901-1903
Box: 4 Folder : 29 Fullerton, W.M.

Scope and Contents

Includes, among other matters, discussion by Fullerton concerning arrangements for the Exposition internationale urbaine de Lyon in 1914.

1911, 1914, 1925
Box: 4 Folder : 30 Funck-Brentano, Frantz

Scope and Contents

Includes clippings about Funck-Brentano from 1900 and 1904. Letters begin in 1904.

1900-1929
Box: 5 Folder : 1 G. Miscellaneous

Scope and Contents

Correspondents include, among others, General Charles Grant, Marcel Gounouilhou, General Gamelin, V. Grignard, General Gourko, General Georges, Sacha Guitry (and wife, Charlotte Lysis).

1916-1935
Box: 5 Folder : 2 Gage, Homer (Doctor)

Scope and Contents

On the building of a dormitory for American students at Cite Universitaire in Paris.

1927-1930
Box: 5 Folder : 3 Gardner, Isabella Stewart

Scope and Contents

Several letters from Gardner, all but one undated. Generally appear to concern pleasantries, invitations, general references to Fenway Court, and other social matters.

1908, undated
Box: 5 Folder : 4 Garner, James Wilford

Scope and Contents

Primarily concerns Garner's lecture tour in France (1921) and related matters.

1917, 1920-1921
Box: 5 Folder : 5 Gay, Walter & Matilda (Mathilde)

Scope and Contents

All of the incoming letters are from Matilda Gay and concern various social matters and pleasantries. Includes a reference to pigeons acquired from Hyde for Le Briau.

1921-1924
Box: 5 Folder : 6 Germain, Henri (Madame)
1903-1918
Box: 5 Folder : 7 Gibson, Hugh

Scope and Contents

Includes an invitation to Gibson's wedding (1922); letters concerning the arrangements and formalities for attending a Court Ball (1928), and a request by Hyde for a recommendation for a possible lecturer (1931).

1922-1931
Box: 5 Folder : 8 Gillet, Louis
1907-1934
Box: 5 Folder : 9 Giraudoux, Jean
1907-1926
Box: 5 Folder : 10 Gould, Anna
1906-1907
Box: 5 Folder : 11 Gouraud, Henri (General)
1911-1933
Box: 5 Folder : 12 Greene, Jerome D.

Scope and Contents

Inquiries from Greene about a position with the Equitable (1899); letters of introduction from Greene; inquiries from Hyde as to Greene proposing him for club memberships; and other such matters.

1899-1919
Box: 5 Folder : 13-14 Gregory, Eliot (2 folders)

Scope and Contents

Extensive correspondence discussing travels, lectures, cultural matters, social gossip, and personal observations on various matters.

1908-1915
Box: 5 Folder : 15 Guillaumat (General)
1918
Box: 5 Folder : 16 Guitry, Lucien
1920-1921
Box: 5 Folder : 17 H. Miscellaneous

Scope and Contents

Only correspondent in the folder is G.G. Haven, concerning trusteeships and financial interests in banks.

1902-1904
Box: 5 Folder : 18 Hale, Frederick

Scope and Contents

Two letters from the U.S. senator from Maine in relation to American involvement in World War I.

1917
Box: 5 Folder : 19 Hallays, Andre
1919-1925
Box: 5 Folder : 20 Hanotaux, Gabriel (Mr & Mme)
1912-1916, 1928
Box: 5 Folder : 21 Harbord, James G.

Scope and Contents

Primarily concerns pleasantries and invitations.

1917-1919
Box: 5 Folder : 22 Harjes, Henri H. & Ivy

Scope and Contents

A request for Hyde to add his name to a draft request for funds and men for Red Cross ambulance units (draft included in file); request for Hyde to join a committee to present a monument to France commemorating the battle of the Marne; and Harjes's decline of an unidentified proposal by Hyde (1923).

1916-1923
Box: 5 Folder : 23 Harper, William R.

Scope and Contents

Thank you letter for a donation to have guest lecturers.

1902
Box: 5 Folder : 24 Harrison, Alexander
1908
Box: 5 Folder : 25 Harrison, Burton
1893, 1931
Box: 5 Folder : 26 Harrison, Leland
1921-1935
Box: 5 Folder : 27 Hart, Albert Bushnell

Scope and Contents

Concerns discussions over time regarding the possibility of Hart lecturing in France. The 1926 exchange includes Hyde's and Hart's perspectives on historical topics that are irritants in relations between America and France and would be best avoided in the lectures.

1914, 1920-1926
Box: 5 Folder : 28-30 Harvard University (3 folders)

Scope and Contents

Correspondents include, among other, Henry Van Dyke, Charles W. Eliot, Waldron H. Rand, Jr., A. Lawrence Lowell, Archibald Cary Coolidge, C.H. Van Tyne, Jules Coulet, James W. Garner, and Henry Munroe. The principal topic concerns arrangements for Harvard to send various professors to lecture in France. These arrangements, especially in terms of the specific professors selected, involve both institutional and geopolitical considerations. There are some documents concerning related efforts, such as lecturers sent to Spain and a 1908 plan for English assistants to be placed in German schools. The bulk of the correspondence ends in 1922; two letters from 1935 include one from James B. Conant responding to Hyde's inquiry about plans for a committee in France for Harvard's 300th anniversary celebration. Some letters are to/from French correspondents and so are in French.

1908-1922, 1935
Box: 6 Folder : 1 Harvard Exchange Professors

Scope and Contents

Includes letters to and from Larz Anderson regarding forming a Harvard Club in Paris (1912) and letters to and from two French correspondents concerning arrangements for Harvard professors teaching in France.

1912, 1924, 1929
Box: 6 Folder : 2 Harvard - Instructeurs Militaires

Scope and Contents

Correspondents include, among others, E. Boutroux, Edward Benedic, Jerome Green, Jean Bourguignon, Carl Boyd, Francois de Chevigne, Jules Cambon.

1909-1919
Box: 6 Folder : 3 Harvey, George
1903, 1916-1917
Box: 6 Folder : 4 Hastings, Thomas & Helen

Scope and Contents

Concerns plans for a Marne battle monument in Paris.

1906, 1923
Box: 6 Folder : 5 Haumont, G.
1928-1931
Box: 6 Folder : 6 Hazard, Paul
1914, 1922, 1931
Box: 6 Folder : 7 Hebrard, Adrien
1908?-1914
Box: 6 Folder : 8 Helleu, Paul
1921, 1924
Box: 6 Folder : 9 Henri-Robert (Maitre) (Attorney)
1909-1923
Box: 6 Folder : 10 Henrys (General)
1909-1911, 1918-1919
Box: 6 Folder : 11 Herbette, Louis
1902-1907
Box: 6 Folder : 12 Herbette, Maurice & Denise
1919-1920, 1928
Box: 6 Folder : 13 Herr, Georges (General)
1915-1932
Box: 6 Folder : 14-16 Herrick, Myron T. (3 folders)

Scope and Contents

Much of the correspondence dates from the periods during which Herrick was American ambassador to France.

1912-1929
Box: 6 Folder : 17 Herriot, Edouard (Mr & Mme)
1912-1918
Box: 6 Folder : 18 Hervieu, Paul
1909-1913
Box: 6 Folder : 19 Hills, Laurence
1921-1933
Box: 6 Folder : 20 Hochon, Louise
1907-1923, undated
Box: 6 Folder : 21 Homolle, Theophile
1908-1923
Box: 14 Folder : 8-9 Hopital Auxiliaire No. 79 (2 folders)

Scope and Contents

Documents concerning Hyde's Parisian home at 18 Rue Adolphe-Yvon, which he made available as an auxiliary hospital during World War I. Correspondents include the Societe Francaise de Secours aux Blesses Militaires, the American War Relief Clearing House, and many others. Much of the correspondence is from or directed to the administrator of the hospital; this is not Hyde, but L.V. Gofflot. Most of the documents are in French.

1915-1916
Box: 6 Folder : 22 House, Edward M. (Colonel & Mme)

Scope and Contents

Early correspondence concerns investments and directorships regarding Equitable. Also includes a preface written by Ernest Lavisse conncerning French heroism (1918), a proposal for an American Soldiers Memorial Hospital in France (circa 1920?), and other matters.

1902-1903, 1916-1933
Box: 6 Folder : 23 Humbert (General)
1918-1919
Box: 6 Folder : 24 Huntington, Archer & Helen

Scope and Contents

Primarily letters of introduction, pleasantries and the like, though Hyde in one letter (1920) describes the route of his travels in Spain with some observations.

1911-1926
Box: 6 Folder : 25 I. Miscellaneous

Scope and Contents

Two correspondents: Issmett Riza Bey (1914) and General Issaly (1930)

1914-1930
Box: 6 Folder : 26 Ishii, K (Ambassadeur)
1915, 1917
Box: 6 Folder : 27 Jaray, Gabriel Louis
1910-1916, 1930-1932
Box: 6 Folder : 28 Joffre, Joseph and Henrietta
1917-1929
Box: 6 Folder : 29 Jollivet, Gaston (Mr & Mme)
1912, 1918
Box: 6 Folder : 30 Jonnart, C
1924
Box: 6 Folder : 31 Jouvenel, Henry & Colette de
1914
Box: 6 Folder : 32 Jusserand, J.J. (Mr. & Mme)
1904-1928
Box: 7 Folder : 1 K. Miscellaneous

Scope and Contents

Correspondents are Frau Krupp, L.L. Klotz, Henrietta King, Moustafa, Kamel Pacha.

1907-1929
Box: 7 Folder : 2-3 Kahn, Otto H. & Addie (2 folders)

Scope and Contents

The documents from 1900-1909 primarily relate to the Conried Metropolitan Opera Company, the Metropolitan Opera, and the effort by Kahn and Hyde, among others, to develop a "New" or "National Theatre" in New York City. There are also references to Hyde in relation to the Equitable and his ownership of stock, letters of introduction, Hyde's travels in Asia and in Europe during the war, various social and investment matters, etc.

1900-1929
Box: 7 Folder : 4 Kapurthala (Maharaja de)
1908-1919
Box: 7 Folder : 5 Kelly, Edmond
1902-1904
Box: 7 Folder : 6-7 Kerney, James (2 folders)
1918-1933
Box: 7 Folder : 8 Knecht, Marcel
1907-1922
Box: 7 Folder : 9 Knoblock, Edward (Edward Knoblauch)

Scope and Contents

Knoblauch changes his surname to Knoblock in 1916. Early letters primarily concern a play of Knoblauch's. Later letters primarily concern art objects acquired by Hyde from Knoblock or with his advice.

1911-1931
Box: 7 Folder : 10 Koechlin, Raymond
1927-1930
Box: 7 Folder : 11 Kountze, William de Lancey

Scope and Contents

Kountze identifies art objects and requests Hyde's help in acquiring information about them, which Hyde agrees to.

1921-1922
Box: 7 Folder : 12 L. Miscellaneous

Scope and Contents

Correspondents are R. de Lamerzan, Rene Lara, Monseigneur Le Roy, Le Coz, Edward Loftus, Louis Loucheur (one letter to James Kerney), H. livington-Sampson, A. de Laborde, Andre de Laboublaye, A.T. Long, Philip M. Lydig (concerning purchasing shares of the Metropolitan Opera Company), Sylvain Lears(?), E.A. Leblond(?), and Le Vert Coleman.

1904-1933
Box: 7 Folder : 13 Labbe, Paul
1917, 1925-1935
Box: 7 Folder : 14 Labori (Maitre)
1903-1904
Box: 7 Folder : 15 Lacaze, L. (Admiral)
1915-1926
Box: 7 Folder : 16 Lacour-Gayet, Georges
1911-1924
Box: 7 Folder : 17 Lagrave, Michel
1902-1903
Box: 7 Folder : 18 Lamont, Thomas W.

Scope and Contents

Concerns funding of the monument of the Battle of the Marne, to be sculpted by Frederick William MacMonnies.

1919-1921
Box: 7 Folder : 19 Lamy, Etienne
1911-1914
Box: 7 Folder : 20 Langlois, Ch.V.
1921(?), 1929
Box: 7 Folder : 21 Lanson, Gustave
1913-1929
Box: 7 Folder : 22 Lapeyrere, Boue de (Amiral)
1914, 1916
Box: 7 Folder : 23 Lapie, Paul
1913, 1925-1926
Box: 7 Folder : 24 Lauzanne, Stephane
1916-1927
Box: 7 Folder : 25 Lavedan, Henri (Mr & Mme)
1914-1929
Box: 7 Folder : 26 Lavisse, Ernest

Scope and Contents

See also the Edward House folder for a piece written by Lavisse.

1908-1921
Box: 7 Folder : 27 Le Braz, Anatole
1904-1923
Box: 7 Folder : 28 Lebrun, Albert (Senateur)
1921-1927
Box: 7 Folder : 29 Lecomte, Georges
1909-1918
Box: 7 Folder : 30 Lee, Ivy L.
1919-1920
Box: 7 Folder : 31 Lefranc, Abel
1908-1925
Box: 7 Folder : 32 Legouis, Emile
1913, 1918, 1932
Box: 7 Folder : 33 Leland, Waldo G.

Scope and Contents

Primarily concerns Leland's suggestions for funding and donation of materials for libraries at French universities, and for an exchange of professorships, both involving Harvard. Includes Hyde's detailed notes of a discussion between him and Leland on these subjects.

1924-1925
Box: 7 Folder : 34 Lenotre, G.
1904-1906
Box: 7 Folder : 35 Le Roux, Hugues (Mr & Mme)

Scope and Contents

Among other documents, includes two picture postcard of Le Roux "presente a Menelik la carte du Nil Bleu."

1900-1904
Box: 8 Folder : 1 LeRoy, Lewis H. (Colonel)
1917
Box: 8 Folder : 2 Leroy-Beaulieu, Anatole (Mr & Mme)
1903-1911
Box: 8 Folder : 3 LeRoy, White J.
1902-1910
Box: 8 Folder : 4 Liard, L.
1906-1913
Box: 8 Folder : 5 Loubet, Emile (Mr & Mme)
1900-1912
Box: 8 Folder : 6 Low, Seth

Scope and Contents

Concerning lectures on life insurance to be given at Columbia.

1899
Box: 8 Folder : 7 Luchaire, Julien
1913-1931
Box: 8 Folder : 8 Lyautey (Maréchal)
1909-1933
Box: 8 Folder : 9 Lyon, Georges
1928
Box: 8 Folder : 10 Lythgoe, Albert

Scope and Contents

Concerns Hyde's donation to the Metropolitan Museum of Art,specifically in regard to support for Lythgoe's archaelogical work in Egypt. Lythgoe refers to some aspects of arrangements for the work. See also Edward Robinson folder below.

1925-1926
Box: 8 Folder : 11 M. Miscellaneous

Scope and Contents

Correspondents McDougall Hawkes, General de Maud'Huy, Robert H. McCurdy, Langdon P. Marvin, Maurice Muret, Edwin H. Morgan, L'Abbe A. Mugnier, Le Contre-Amiral Mornet, General Meunier, G. Macon, Baron de Meslon, Henry Morgenthau, Prince Danilo de Montenegro, F.A. Mahan, Daniel Michend(?), Monsieur Mauricheau-Beaupre.

1904-1931
Box: 8 Folder : 12 Mabilleau, Leopold
1902-1904
Box: 8 Folder : 13 Mackay, Clarence & Katherine

Scope and Contents

Principally concerns activities related to the founding of a "National Theatre" in New York and Hyde's sale of his shares in the Metropolitan Opera Company to Mackay (1906-09). Also concerns Mackay buying shares in Equitable (1903) and other cultural matters (1927).

1903-1909, 1927
Box: 8 Folder : 14 MacMonnies, Frederick

Scope and Contents

Primarily concerns MacMonnies acquiring a letter of introduction to see Marshal Foch, the Battle of the Marne monument, and pleasantries.

1920, 1923, 1932-1933
Box: 8 Folder : 15 McCook, John J.

Scope and Contents

McCook forwards in 1904 an original 1878 memorandum written by Hyde's father concerning "Mutual's reduction in rates." The 1910 letter from McCook is a letter of reference for a Mr. Straus.

1878, 1904, 1910
Box: 8 Folder : 16 McCormick, Harold F.

Scope and Contents

Holds a single document: a statement surveying the history and recent prospects of the International Harvester Company in relation to its business activities in France, possibly in connection with granting a national honor to McCormick.

1920s?
Box: 8 Folder : 17 McCormick, Medill

Scope and Contents

US Senator from Illinois. Declined to speak in France due to concerns about the French public's sentiment toward American relations.

1918,1920
Box: 8 Folder : 18 McCurdy, Richard A.

Scope and Contents

McCurdy was president of the Mutual Life Insurance Company of New York. Though the references are somewhat obscure, the letters from McCurdy appear to concern bank investments and acquisitions for Mutual and the Equitable. Concerning growth of the Continental Insurance Company.

1901-1903
Box: 8 Folder : 19 Madelin, Louis
1907-1928
Box: 8 Folder : 20 Mahon, Patrice (Commandat & Madame)
1900-1912, 1917
Box: 8 Folder : 21 Maklakoff, M. (Marie and Basile)
1921-1929
Box: 8 Folder : 22 Male, Emile

Scope and Contents

Also includes correspondence with Georges Guiraud.

1920, 1927-1928, 1938
Box: 8 Folder : 23 Mangin, Ch. (General & Madame)

Scope and Contents

Also includes two calling cards of Mr. MacMonnies, with written notes.

1917-1919, undated
Box: 8 Folder : 24 Manoury, H.
1914-1917
Box: 8 Folder : 25 Manzoni, G. (Comte)
1927, 1931
Box: 8 Folder : 26 Marbury, Elisabeth (Miss)

Scope and Contents

Early letters concern possible productions of plays. Later letters relate to Marbury seeking Hyde's assistance in receiving the Legion of Honor.

1903-1909, 1919-1920
Box: 8 Folder : 27 Marriner, J.T. (James Theodore)

Scope and Contents

Concerns the possibility of erecting a statue to the Marquis de Rochambeau, and a letter of introduction.

1933
Box: 8 Folder : 28 Martet, Jean
1917-1918
Box: 8 Folder : 29 Martin, Germain
1902-1933
Box: 8 Folder : 30 Martin, R. William
1915-1918
Box: 8 Folder : 31 Matsui, K. (Mr & Mme)
1916-1919
Box: 8 Folder : 32 Maurois, Andre

Scope and Contents

Among other matters, list of names and meetings for Maurois in connection with his trip to America.

1926-1933
Box: 8 Folder : 33 Menier, Gaston
1911-1912, 1924
Box: 8 Folder : 34 Metman, Louis
1921-1930
Box: 8 Folder : 35 Meyer, Arthur
1910, 1923
Box: 8 Folder : 36 Michel, Andre (Mr & Mme)
1903-1908
Box: 8 Folder : 37 Mierry, Jean de (Commandant)
1921-1931
Box: 8 Folder : 38 Millerand, Alexandre (Mr & Mme)
1906-1932
Box: 8 Folder : 39 Millet, Rene
1904-1911
Box: 8 Folder : 40 Mitchell, William (General)
1917-1927
Box: 8 Folder : 41 Photographic Negative of Unidentified Object

Scope and Contents

This negative was found during processing in 2018 at this point in the collection. It is not apparent what, if any, connection there is but the item was left as found.

Undated
Box: 9 Folder : 1 Monaco (Prince & Princesse de)
1917-1922
Box: 9 Folder : 2 Monvel, Bernard Boutet de
1909-1924
Box: 9 Folder : 3 Monvel, Maurice Boutet de
1899-1912
Box: 9 Folder : 4 Monvel, Roger Boutet de
1912-1914
Box: 9 Folder : 5 Morris, Gouverneur
1915-1917
Box: 9 Folder : 6 Mounet-Sully
1909-1912
Box: 9 Folder : 7 Moure, E.J. (Docteur)
1910-1931
Box: 9 Folder : 8 Munsey, Frank A.
1919-1921
Box: 9 Folder : 9 N. Miscellaneous

Scope and Contents

Correspondents are Brigadier General D.E. Nolan, General Nogues, General Nollet, General Nivelle, Leon Noel, and Pol Neveux.

1917-1935
Box: 9 Folder : 10 Nettleton, George H.

Scope and Contents

Concerns Nettleton's lectures in France sponsored by the Hyde Foundation. Some of the documents refer to the history of these lectures and Hyde's involvement.

1918, 1928-1931
Box: 9 Folder : 11 Nolhac, Pierre de
1903-1926
Box: 9 Folder : 12 Norton, C. E. and Grace
1897-1898, undated
Box: 9 Folder : 13 Norton, Lawrence H.
1911-1924
Box: 9 Folder : 14 O. Miscellaneous

Scope and Contents

Correspondents are the aide-de-camp of Prince Georges Romanowsky and John Ball Osborne. Mention of a tour of the World War I battlefront.

1910, 1915
Box: 9 Folder : 15 O'Brien, Morgan J.

Scope and Contents

Concerns payment of a loan from the Equitable (1903), attempts by O'Brien to assist in arranging lectures (1907-08), a letter of introduction (1918), and other matters.

1901-1908, 1918
Box: 9 Folder : 16 Ochs, Adolph S.

Scope and Contents

Concerns advertising by Equitable in the Times (1899); the possibility of the Times establishing an international bureau (1900); a letter from Thomas Dewitt Cuyler regarding perceived antagonism toward the Pennsylvania Railroad by the Philadelphia Times (1901); and the Times's plans to move to a new location, the paper's financial status, encouragement to invest in the funding of the new building, the mortgage Equitable holds on the property, and aspects of the building's design (1902-04). Later correspondence (1908-35) mostly concerns letters of introduction, pleasantries, and compliments on written articles.

1899-1935
Box: 9 Folder : 17 Ollivier, Emile
1904
Box: 9 Folder : 18 Orliac, Marie d'
1913-1914
Box: 9 Folder : 19 Osler, William

Scope and Contents

Concerning the acquisition of books, particularly antique books in London, and invitations and pleasantries. Also asked for Hyde's assistance in enrolling his son in school in London.

1908-1919
Box: 9 Folder : 20 P. Miscellaneous

Scope and Contents

Correspondents include, among others, Ferid Damad Pacha, Frank Puant, Comte Primoli, Georges Pallain, General Pelle, Ernest Perrin, Robert Pinot, Leon Pissard, Claude Pupier, Jean Psichari, M. Prou, Jean Pozzi, Monsieur de Pouydraguin (Comite France-Amerique), Francois Picavet, G. Perrot, H. Poincare, Ferdinand W. Peck (asking Hyde to be on a committee of arrangements for a banquet honoring French ambassador Jules Cambon in Washington), and Frederic C. Penfield. Discussion of a book on motoring (driving) in Spain. Menu for dejeuner at Presidence de la Republique (1 October 1918).

1901-1934
Box: 9 Folder : 21 Painleve, Paul
1915-1928
Box: 9 Folder : 22 Paleologue, Maurice
1910-1919
Box: 9 Folder : 23 Parker, Gilbert

Scope and Contents

Transmittal letters for pamphlets and other print matter to Hyde.

1915
Box: 9 Folder : 24 Peabody, Endicott

Scope and Contents

Hyde begins arranging to have his son attend Groton. Other letters with Peabody concern European travel.

1916-1918
Box: 9 Folder : 25 Pelliot, Paul
1914, 1928-1930
Box: 9 Folder : 26 Perate, Andre
1919-1931
Box: 9 Folder : 27 Perkins, Dexter

Scope and Contents

Primarily concerns Perkins's fellowship at the Ecole des Sciences Politiques and his descriptions to Hyde of travels in Italy, northern Africa and Russia.

1911-1913
Box: 9 Folder : 28 Pernot, Maurice
1915-1929
Box: 9 Folder : 29 Perry, Bliss (Mr & Mme)

Scope and Contents

Extensive correspondence from 1909-14 concerning Perry's lectures in France (arrangements, subject matter, reception in the various cities, plans to publish French translations of the lectures). In his letters to Perry, Hyde provides a great deal of historical context about these lectures. The correspondence largely ends in 1912. The few later letters include a request from Hyde for a letter of introduction (1914), request from Hyde for information about the Swiss school (Bellerive Institute) to which Perry had sent his son (1927), and a letter from Rachel Perry to the new Mrs. Hyde with very expressive congratulations on her marriage (1932) (see also Ralph Perry folder for other letters from Rachel).

1909-1914, 1927, 1932
Box: 9 Folder : 30 Perry, Ralph Barton

Scope and Contents

Also includes letters from Rachel Perry.

1921-1935
Box: 10 Folder : 1 Pershing, John J. (General)

Scope and Contents

Hyde proposes to Pershing that an information bureau be created for university men coming to France (1917). This matter does not appear to be answered in these letters; the others are primarily invitations, thanks, greetings and pleasantries.

1917-1921
Box: 10 Folder : 2 Persil, Raoul
1914-1925
Box: 10 Folder : 3 Petain (Maréchal)
1916-1920
Box: 10 Folder : 4 Phipps, Eric (Sir)

Scope and Contents

Primarily invitations, congratulations on appointments, letters of introduction requests, and greetings, but also describes a James H. Hyde traveling scholarship awarded by the Royal Society of Arts.

1927-1933
Box: 10 Folder : 5 Picard, Emile
1929-1932
Box: 10 Folder : 6 Pichon,Stephen
1907, 1913-1919
Box: 10 Folder : 7 Pierce, Daniel T.
1918-1930
Box: 10 Folder : 8 Pierson, Blanche
1907-1919
Box: 10 Folder : 9 Platt, T.C. (U.S. Senator)

Scope and Contents

Platt confirms to W.H. McIntyre that an award will be given the Cercle Francaise de l'Universite Harvard (1901). a frank of the National Express Company is given to Hyde (1903). Platt is asked to intercede with the Secretary of the Treasury for the National Bank of Commerce to continue as a depositary of funds, but finds that this need no longer exists (1903).

1901, 1903
Box: 10 Folder : 10 Poincare, Lucien
1910-1920
Box: 10 Folder : 11 Poincare, Raymond
1916-1926
Box: 10 Folder : 12 Polos (Federation des Polos de France)

Scope and Contents

The principal correspondent is General de Serrigny.

1922
Box: 10 Folder : 13 Porche, Francois
1926-1929
Box: 10 Folder : 14 Porter, Horace (General)

Scope and Contents

Primarily concerns the farewell banquet for Ambassador Porter given at the Hotel du Palais d'Orsay by the American "colony" in Paris (Hyde was on the Arrangements Committee). Includes the program/menu, clippings of news coverage, and correspondence.

1903-1907
Box: 10 Folder : 15 Prevost, Marcel
1907-1935
Box: 10 Folder : 16 R. Miscellaneous

Scope and Contents

Correspondents are Royal Military College (in connection with Hyde's gift of a bronze replica of Marshal Foch's death mask); Monsieur Regnault; Leon Renier; Louis Renault; A. Romanof(?); Henry Roujon; M. Ractivay(?); Gaston Rageot; Salvagio Raggi; Theodore Roosevelt (two invitations to receptions at the White House, 1903 and 1904; a typed letter signed and marked up by Roosevelt on Metropolitan letterhead in which he tells Hyde that if he should go abroad it would be best not to attend a banquet for him, at least until the war is over (May 10, 1917); Philippe Roy; Warren Delano Robbins; Alfred Richard (regarding the Foch death mask); Richard C. Richardson, Jr.; A. Ribot; Royal Society of Literature (M.H. Wagstaff).

1913-1931
Box: 10 Folder : 17 Raleigh, Walter A.

Scope and Contents

Primarily concerns Hyde's interest in joining the Bibliographical Society of London, and in getting information from Raleigh about placing his young son in an English public school, with Eton and Winchester under discussion.

1914-1917
Box: 10 Folder : 18 Reau, Louis
1924-1931
Box: 10 Folder : 19 Reay (Mr & Mme/Lord & Lady)
1910-1914
Box: 10 Folder : 20 Recouly, Raymond
1915-1932
Box: 10 Folder : 21 Regnier, Henri de (Mr & Mme)
1900-1912, 1933
Box: 10 Folder : 22 Reinach, Joseph
1910, 1912-1916
Box: 10 Folder : 23 Reinach, Salomon
1911-1932
Box: 10 Folder : 24 Reinach, Theodore
1916-1928
Box: 10 Folder : 25 Rejane (Madame)
1907-1919
Box: 10 Folder : 26 Revue de Deux Mondes - Centenaire

Scope and Contents

The folder holds tickets, invitations, programs, menus and other ephemera related to the celebration of this centennial anniversary. Also holds some news clippings about it, including one referring to the fact that Hyde would speak at an event. An edited speech (in French) in the file is likely Hyde's remarks. Three letters are to/from Marcel Bouteron. See also the Rene Doumic folder.

1929
Box: 10 Folder : 27 Reynaud, Paul
1917-1930
Box: 10 Folder : 28 Richepin, John

Scope and Contents

Among other subjects, makes reference to Winthrop Ames and the New Theatre (in French).

1908-1919
Box: 10 Folder : 29 Robertson, William
1919-1920
Box: 10 Folder : 30 Robilant, Marie de (General)
1918-1919
Box: 10 Folder : 31 Roberts, Elmer

Scope and Contents

Correspondent from The Associated Press's Paris Bureau. The 1915 letter includes a small photograph of Roberts; in his 1914-18 letters, Roberts comments on news he is hearing of military and diplomatic matters; from 1920-25, Roberts offers general thoughts about his meeting with Clemenceau and other matters; Roberts seeks to find information about French loans to America during the American Revolution and Hyde provides the detail.

1913-1931
Box: 11 Folder : 1 Robinson, Edward & Elisabeth

Scope and Contents

Primarily concerns Hyde's donations (Union Library in Boston, 1901, and Lythgoe's Egyptian expedition, 1925) or potential donations (University Club, Boston, 1899) to various cultural projects. Also Hyde requests a reference for a researcher for his book on allegories; Robertson provides the name of Phila C. Nye. Most letters are from Edward; two undated letters are from Elisabeth.

1899-1903, 1921-1925
Box: 11 Folder : 2 Rockefeller, Jr., John D.

Scope and Contents

Primarily includes letters of introduction and related matters. Most substantively, Rockefeller introduces Hyde to Dr. Robert (or Richard) W. Corwin of the Colorado Fuel & Iron Company's Hospital. Rockefeller explains Corwin's mission to Europe to study the work of Doctors Carrel and Dakin to seek ideas for aiding those injured in mines; Hyde reports briefly back on Corwin's visit (1916). Rockefeller's letters date from 1916-18 and 1922. There are two 1910 notes from Edith Rockefeller McCormick, and these are generally courtesies.

1910, 1916-1922
Box: 11 Folder : 3 Rod, Edouard
1903-1908
Box: 11 Folder : 4 Rodin, Auguste
1904(?)-1912
Box: 11 Folder : 5 Ronciere, Charles de la
1922-1931
Box: 11 Folder : 6 Roussillon, Jean

Scope and Contents

Also includes a copy of one letter from Berthelot to Andre Tardieu.

1931-1932
Box: 11 Folder : 7 Roz, Firmin

Scope and Contents

Includes, among many other matters, notes on a meeting with Kingsley Porter (1923).

1912-1929
Box: 11 Folder : 8 Russell, Henry
1909-1916
Box: 11 Folder : 9 Ryan, Thomas Fortune

Scope and Contents

Early correspondence appears to relate primarily to matters concerning directorships of a bank and to Hyde's appointment of certain Equitable stock in his will. Later (1917) letters from Hyde are letters of introduction.

1903-1906, 1917
Box: 11 Folder : 10 S. Miscellaneous

Scope and Contents

Correspondents are Victorien Sardou; J.H. Sears: E.L. Spiers; Eugene Schneider; Jonkheer R. de Marees van Swinderen; George Saunders; V.P. Snyder of the Western National Bank, on various international financial matters (1902); Comte de Saint Aulaire.

1902-1930
Box: 11 Folder : 11 Sabine, Wallace C. & Jane K.

Scope and Contents

Seems to be concerned primarily with Sabine's involvement in medical and relief work, with Hyde offering support and introductions. Many of Sabine's letters are on the letterhead of the Clinique Miremont in Leysin. Included is a copy of a letter from Jerome Greene of the Rockefeller Foundation explaining their willingness to support any campaign against tuberculosis in France authorized by the government.

1916-1917
Box: 11 Folder : 12 Sachs, Paul J.

Scope and Contents

Among other matters, Hyde acts as intermediary for arrangements to bring Adolfo Venturi to Harvard to give courses in the Department of Fine Arts (1927); request that Hyde approach Bernard Berenson to give seminars at Fogg (1927); Hyde reports in outline on travels in Germany, apparently with letters of introduction from Sachs (1928); Hyde requests Sachs to give a lecture tour in the French provinces, which Sachs agrees to (several letters regarding this matter, 1932 and later); Sachs, on his own and at Berenson's suggestions, asks Hyde for letters of introduction to and information about various collectors in France (1933).

1926-1935
Box: 11 Folder : 13 Schiff, Jacob

Scope and Contents

Primarily concerns financial matters, including investments in the Conried Metropolitan Opera Company and the Fifth Avenue Trust Co. Reference to directorships of the Western National Bank.

1896-1904
Box: 11 Folder : 14 Schiff, Mortimer L.
1924-1930
Box: 11 Folder : 15 Serrigny, B. (General)

Scope and Contents

See also the folder Polos (Federation des Polos de France) for additional correspondence with Serrigny.

1917-1921
Box: 11 Folder : 16 Sharkey, Joseph E.

Scope and Contents

Sharkey is a correspondent for The Associated Press, and the correspondence with Hyde primarily concerns their observations about people they meet and world affairs. In a 1913 letter, Sharkey offers observations of Governor Woodrow Wilson; from 1913-1921, Sharkey is in the Tokyo Bureau and writes about the war and other matters in the Pacific; from 1925-1934, Sharkey is in the Geneva Bureau and the exchanges relate to European affairs.

1912-1934
Box: 11 Folder : 17 Sharp, George C.

Scope and Contents

Concerns the possibility of acquiring a portrait of Sharp's father for the American Chancery.

1932
Box: 11 Folder : 18 Sharp, William G

Scope and Contents

Primarily includes invitations, courtesies, letters of introductions and the like. Perhaps the most substantive is a February 1917 letter in which Ambassador Sharp expresses his full support for Woodrow's position on freedom of the seas.

1915-1922
Box: 11 Folder : 19 Siegfried, Jules
1902-1922, 1931-1935
Box: 11 Folder : 20 Societe Francaise de Secours aux Blesses Militaires
1915-1917
Box: 11 Folder : 21 Stillman, James
1908, 1915, 1917
Box: 11 Folder : 22 Stokes, Anson Phelps

Scope and Contents

Stokes describes the Institute of International Education and requests a donation (1929), and Stokes notes the success in France of Paul Sachs's lectures, with other comments (1933).

1929, 1933
Box: 11 Folder : 23 Stone, Melville E.
1909-1924
Box: 11 Folder : 24 Storrs, Ronald (Sir)
1931, 1933
Box: 11 Folder : 25 Strong, Eugenie (Mrs. Arthur Strong)
1914-1933
Box: 11 Folder : 26 T. Miscellaneous

Scope and Contents

Holds one letter, from Thouvenel.

1912
Box: 11 Folder : 27 Talleyrand, Duchess de
1911, undated
Box: 11 Folder : 28-30 Tardieu, Andre (3 folders)
1906-1935
Box: 12 Folder : 1 Thenault, Georges (Capitaine)
1921-1933
Box: 12 Folder : 2 Thiebaut (at French embassies in Washington DC and in Bern)
1900-1903
Box: 12 Folder : 2A Thurwanger, Camille
1907-1913
Box: 12 Folder : 3 Tirard, Paul
1919-1930
Box: 12 Folder : 4 Tittoni, T.
1916, 1918
Box: 12 Folder : 5 Townsend, Reginald T.
1918-1919
Box: 12 Folder : 6 Tucker, Mona

Scope and Contents

This standalone letter from Tucker to Hyde was found in N-YHS's institutional archives correspondence, and moved here by the processing archivist, which explains the outlying date.

1953
Box: 12 Folder : 7 Untermyer, Samuel
1906-1908
Box: 12 Folder : 8 V. Miscellaneous

Scope and Contents

Correspondents are Comte de Vogue; Ernest Van Dyke; E.H. Vigier; Paul Valery; K.M. Venizelos; Comte de San Martino Valperga; Henry Vignaud; Howard Vyse.

1902-1925
Box: 12 Folder : 9 Vacaresco, Helene
1907(?), 1929, 1932
Box: 12 Folder : 10 Van de Vyvere, A.
1915-1916
Box: 12 Folder : 11 Van Dyke, Henry

Scope and Contents

Primarily concerns arrangements for Van Dyke's lectures in France.

1908-1913, 1921-1922
Box: 12 Folder : 12 Van Dyke, Paul
1919-1929
Box: 12 Folder : 13 Van Tyne, Claude H.
1913
Box: 12 Folder : 14 Vanderbilt, Alfred & Margaret

Scope and Contents

Concerns interest by Hyde in providing a prize for the Olympia Horse Show; there is also a letter concerning French interest in the New York Horse Show (1910-11). Holds two indentures/leases from Hyde to Alfred Gwynne Vanderbilt for a stable in New York (West 58th Street between Broadway and Seventh Ave), 1907, 1909. Confirmation from Vanderbilt that he has signed papers for Equitable business matters.

1901, 1907-1911
Box: 12 Folder : 15 Veber, Pierre
1906-1908, 1918-1926
Box: 12 Folder : 16 Venturi, A. (Senatore)
1925-1927
Box: 12 Folder : 17 W. Miscellaneous

Scope and Contents

Correspondents include, among others, Edith Wharton (accepting a lunch invitation, 1915, and informing Hyde she advised Madame Borel to affiliate with Madame de Billy, 1917); W.A. White; Hugh Campbell Wallace; Post Wheeler; Morgan (?) Weinberg; Henri Welchinger; Henry White; Charles Wyndham.

1906-1933
Box: 12 Folder : 18 Waddington, Mary King (Madame)
1907-1917
Box: 12 Folder : 19 Ward, J.Q.A. (John Quincy Adams)

Scope and Contents

Primarily concerns the sculptor's work on a statuette of Hyde's father.

1899-1902
Box: 12 Folder : 20 Watterson, Henry (Colonel & Mme)

Scope and Contents

Hyde provides a detailed itinerary for his recommended travels in France.

1913,1916
Box: 12 Folder : 21 Weill, Felix

Scope and Contents

Extensive correspondence, the bulk of which is in French. It appears to relate primarily to matters concerning the Federation de l'Alliance Francaise Aux Etats-Unis et au Canada. Weill is Secretary General and Hyde is a Vice-President; the letters from Weill are generally on Federation letterhead.

1921-1927
Box: 12 Folder : 22 Westinghouse, George
1901-1904
Box: 12 Folder : 23 Weygand (General)
1917-1933
Box: 12 Folder : 24 Wilson, A.H. Hutton

Scope and Contents

3 letters primarily concerning Hyde's request that he and a John H. Finley (and their chauffeurs) be permitted to visit the British front; Wilson says permission needs to be granted through the British Military Attache instead of him.

1916-1917
Box: 12 Folder : 25 Wilson, H.B. (Admiral)
1918
Box: 12 Folder : 26 Winthrop, Henry Rogers & Alice

Scope and Contents

One letter relates to the Metropolitan Opera Company (1909). The other letters primarily concern an exchange of observations about relations between France and the U.S, and in the 1930s, observations about Germany and the European situation. References to Alice are to Winthrop's daughter and her engagement.

1909, 1921, 1929-1935
Box: 12 Folder : 27 Wister, Owen
1929, undated
Box: 12 Folder : 28 Wolfe, Elsie de

Scope and Contents

Primarily concerns de Wolfe recommending or commenting on certain furniture/decorative furnishings to Hyde.

1919-1926
Box: 12 Folder : 29 Woods, Lawrence C.
1917-1918
Box: 12 Folder : 30 Zaharoff, Basil
1927-1929
Box: 12 Folder : 31 Lecture at Nantes

Scope and Contents

Hyde's remarks were on the occasion of a celebration of the arrival of American troops in France. The folder holds his remarks, which are in French, and an English translation of them under the subject title "Franco-American Historical Relations from 1776 until 1914," which apparently was delivered the next day at Major General William Sibert's request to his officers. An oversize poster announcing the event was removed to an oversize folder.

1917 July 4
Folder: OS-Large Lecture at Nantes (2 of 2). Oversize

Scope and Contents

Oversize poster for the event.

1917 July 4
Box: 12 Folder : 32 Article "The Antithesis of Kaiserism: The Royal Return to Brussels"

Scope and Contents

An article or memoir written by Hyde describing his travels to Lille and elsewhere in Belgium shortly after the Germans left and as the royal family returned. In English.

1918 November
Box: 12 Folder : 33 "Lettres d'Alsace. Premiere lettre. L'Anniversarie de la Liberation Strasbourg"

Scope and Contents

Article written by Hyde describing his travels in Strasbourg beginning 22 November 1919. In French.

1919
Box: 12 Folder : 34 Speech at the Centennial of the Ecole Centrale des Arts & Manufactures, Paris

Scope and Contents

Text of Hyde's remarks, with related correspondence. In French.

1929 May

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