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Hyde, A. B. (Ammi Bradford), 1826-1921



Ammi Bradford Hyde was born March 13, 1825 in Oxford, New York. He graduated from Wesleyan University, Middletown, Conn. in 1846, and later received an M.A. from the same University. He began teaching in 1846 at the Cazenovia Academy in New York state. He was ordained to the Methodist Episcopal ministry in 1850, marrying Mira Smith on July 20 of that year. He served on the U. S. Sanitary Commission during the Civil War. After the war he joined the faculty at Allegheny College in Meadville, Pennsylvania and serving there until 1884, when he took a position at the University of Denver as Instructor of Greek, a position he held until 1911. While at Denver he served as Acting Chancellor from 1889 to 1890. Hyde was one of the founders of the American Philological Association, and was a member of the American Oriental Society, besides various other learned bodies. He was a member of American Oriental Society, American Philological Society, National Geographic Society, Phi Beta Kappa, Colo. Schoolmasters' Club, Denver Philosophic Society. He died in 1921, in Denver, Colorado, at the age of 97.

Allen Breck, From the Rockies to the World (Denver, CO: University of Denver, 1997), p. 277.

Found in 20 Collections and/or Records:

Account Book, 1845

Identifier: M157.01.0001.00008

Folder M157.01.0001.00008 contains one (1) 24-page booklet. "Ammi B. Hyde's Account Book Wesleyan University Middletown Ct.1845" is written in script on the front the cover, and various expenses and other accounting entries and notes are written in detail within the booklet.

Dates: 1845

Ammi Bradford Hyde, circa 1920

Identifier: M157.01.0001.00001

Ammi Hyde dressed in coat, white collar and dark tie with a fez-type hat, is seated with a pen in his hand and open books and a glass inkwell on a desk surface.

Dates: circa 1920

Ammi Bradford Hyde Papers

Identifier: M157
Scope and Contents

Ammi Bradford Hyde was faculty at the University of Denver (1880 - 1911), and served as Acting Chancellor, 1889 - 1890. The collection consists of personal items, photographs, personal correspondence, and other documents.

Dates: Majority of material found within 1848 - 1921

Biographical materials, 1920 - 1921

Identifier: M157.02.0002.00001

Folder M157.02.0002.00001 contains three (3) documents: two (2) Central Christian Advocate articles featuring Ammi Bradford Hyde ("The Central September 1, till January 1, 1920"; "March 30, 1921"); one (1) 6-page, typed document that appears to be a eulogy titled "Ammi Bradford Hyde -- Teacher" (author is not identified).

Dates: 1920 - 1921

Box 1: Photos, circa 1900

 File — Box M157.0001: Series M157.01 [Barcode: U186023259953]
Identifier: M157.01.0001

Box contains labeled folders containing a photograph, a negative of same photo, one (1) framed photograph, and other personal items.

Dates: circa 1900

Box 2: Clippings, Biographical files, 1875-1921

 File — Box M157.0002: Series M157.02 [Barcode: U186018626250]
Identifier: M157.02.0002
Scope and Contents From the Collection:

Ammi Bradford Hyde was faculty at the University of Denver (1880 - 1911), and served as Acting Chancellor, 1889 - 1890. The collection consists of personal items, photographs, personal correspondence, and other documents.

Dates: 1875-1921

Clippings and Biographical Information, 1875-1921

Identifier: M157.02

Series 2 contains newspaper and publication clippings, some biographical materials and information, and other materials related to his career.

Dates: 1875-1921

Hyde, Ammi Bradford, 1898

Identifier: U201.03.0011.0010

Black and white print of Ammi Bradford Hyde, professor and vice-chancellor at the University of Denver.

Dates: 1898

Hyde, Ammi Bradford

Identifier: U201.02.0139.0031

Images of Ammi Bradford Hyde, professor, dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, and acting chancellor at the University of Denver. Images include 4 black and white prints of portraits of Hyde, including one with Mrs. Hyde, and 1 medium format black and white negative and 2 sets of black and white negatives with contact sheets of headshots of Hyde.

Dates: 1793-2009

Journals, bulk: 1837 - 1842

Identifier: M157.01.0001.00007
Abstract Folder M157.01.0001.00007 contains two (2) personal journals. One is without a cover and appears to be missing initial pages - pages are numbered starting at 5, and dates noted within the journal all appear to be in the year 1837 (entire document contains 20 sheets/40 pages; page 42 appears to be blank and the number 14 appears to have been skipped in the numbering). The second journal has a loosely sewn cover with "A. B. Hyde's Jouurnal G...(?) Jan. 4, 1842" written in script on the front...
Dates: Majority of material found within 1837 - 1842