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Ammi Bradford Hyde Papers

 Collection
Identifier: M157
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

Creator

Extent

3.75 Linear Feet (1 record box, 2 flat boxes) ; Flat boxes: 18 x 14 x 3 inches (1), 15 x 12 x 3 inches (1)

Biographical / Historical

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.

Arrangement

The collection is arranged in two (2) series: Series 1 - Photographs and Personal Objects; Series 2 - Clippings and Biographical Information.

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections and Archives Repository

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