Walter Woodburn Hyde Papers
This collection contains a variety of notes and pieces from Walter Woodburn Hyde's life including newspaper clippings, a pamphlet, loose notes, a photograph, and Hyde's personal notebook. The notebook includes notes from his time at the American School at Athens in 1898. A letter, written dated June 27, 1912, explains traveling and archaeology of certain sites in southern Europe. Undated notes and diagrams discuss vocabulary, measurements, and proportions of Roman and Greek Architecture. Also undated are two postcards featuring a bronze horse from ancient Greece.
- 1895 September 25-1940 February
The language of the material is English, German and Greek.
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These materials, spanning September 25, 1895 - February 1940, are from Walter Woodburn Hyde, noted academic, historian and archaeologist from New York. The items include newspaper clippings, a personal notebook, notes, photos, a letter, menu, pages from a book, index card, and bulletin and postcards from the travels of Hyde around the United States and European Universities and historical sites.
Walter Woodburn Hyde was an American born scholar of ancient Rome and Greece who studied and taught around the United States as well as Europe. Born in Ithaca, New York on May 4, 1870, he attended Cornell University, studying ancient history until 1893. He taught at Westerly High School in Northampton Mass., studied at the American School of Classic Studies in Athens, then in Rome. Eventually obtaining his doctorate in Europe, he taught as Professor of Latin at the University of Tennessee, Greek at Cornell then Greek and Ancient History at the University of Pennsylvania until retiring in 1940. He died on February 15, 1966 in Philadelphia.