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William De Witt Hyde Collection, 1823-1975, n.d.


Correspondence, 1823-1923, n.d.

Catalog Number: M96.1


An item level chronological and alphabetical listing of non-family correspondence (PDF file) is available here.

Box 1
1823-1916, n.d. Autograph album
A-G autograph album letters
H-M autograph album letters
N-R autograph album letters
S-Z autograph album letters
Folder 1 1854-1856
2 1864-1869
3 1870-1874
4 1875-1877
5 1878-1880
6 1880-1886
7 1888-1903
8 1904-1906
9 1907
10 1908
11 1909 Sep 21 - Oct 1
12 1909 Oct 21 - Nov 8
13 1910 Jan 1 - Mar 21
14 1910 Mar 22 - Mar 28
15 1910 Mar 29 Woodrow Wilson
16 1910 Mar 29 - Jun 21
17 1910 Apr 16 - 21 (Hyde portrait)
18 1910 Apr 22 - 30 (Hyde portrait)
19 1910 May (Hyde portrait)
20 1910 Jun (Hyde portrait)
21 1910 Jun 24 - Dec 31
22 1910 Jul - Sep (Hyde portrait)
23 1910 Oct 3 - 14 (Hyde portrait)
24 1910 Oct 15 - 31 (Hyde portrait)
25 1910 Nov (Hyde portrait)
26 1910 Dec (Hyde portrait)
27 1911 Jan (Hyde portrait)
28 1911 Feb - Jun (Hyde portrait)
29 1911
30 1912 Feb 17 - May 25
31 1912 Sep 19 - Dec 31
32 1913 Jan 15 - Apr 28
33 1913 May 2 - Oct 13
34 1914
35 1916
36 1917
37 1918-1923
38 undated
39 undated letters and contribution lists (Hyde portrait)

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Sermons, 1883-1917, n.d.

Catalog Number: M96.2


Box 2
Folder 1 "The Cause and Cure of Depression" [Re: Psalm 43:5]
2 "The Christfully Modern Man" [Re: Ephesians 4:13]
3 "The Christian Covenant" (Prayer)
4 "Christmas" [Re: John 1:17], December 25, 1898
5 "Composite Creed" (Prayer) ca. 1903
6 "The Conditions of Success" [Re: I Corinthians 9:24]
7 "The Conditions on which God Gives Eternal Life" [Re: John 3:16-21], December 5, 1902
8 "The Conservation of Spiritual Energy" [Re: I Corinthians 15:58]
9 "The Creed of a College Class" (Prayer)
10 "A Definition of Goodness" [Re: Micah 6:8]
11 "Demand and Supply" [Re: Matthew 7:7-10]
12 "The Essentials of Christianity" [Re: Mark 12:28-31]
13 "The Essentials of Christianity" [Re: Mark 12:28-31]
14 "The Experimental Nature of Religious Knowledge" [Re: John 7:17] (Baccalaureate)
15 "Followers and Leaders" [Re: Matthew 4:18-21; John 21:3], June 18, 1911
16 "Forbearance and Forgiveness" [Re: I Samuel 26:23]
17 "The Forgiveness of Sin" [Re: Luke 11:4]
18 "The Fundamental Loyalties" [Re: John 18:37]
19 "God's Changing Message to His Prophets" [Re: Jonah 3:10; 4:1]
20 "The Greatness of Station and the Greatness of Service" [Re: Luke 22:24-27] (Dartmouth)
21 "Human and Divine Perfection" [Re: Matthew 5:48] (Baccalaureate)
22 "Investment in the Unconscious" [Re: Proverbs 4:23], October 7, 1900
23 "Investment in the Unconcious" [Re: Mark 4:26-27], November 1, 1893
24 "The Issues of Life"
25 "The Issues of Life and Death" [Re: John 10:10], May 23, 1905
26 "Judgement by Revelation" [Re: Luke 12:2]
27 "The Larger Righteousness" [Re: Matthew 5:20], June 18, 1911
28 "Liberty in Speech and Action" [Re: James 2:12] (Baccalaureate 1913)
29 "The Man God Loves and the Man God Hates" [Re: Malachi 1:3]
30 "The Many-sidedness of Christianity" [Re: Revelation 21:13]
31 "The Many-sidedness of Christianity" [Re: Revelation 21:13]
32 "The Many-sidedness of Christianity" [Re: Revelation 21:13]
33 "The Object and Nature of Religious Certainty" [Re: John 7:17]
34 "Old and New Theology--The Points of Divergence and the Principle of Union" [Re: Matthew 13:52], June 14, 1895
35 "Our Country's Call to World Leadership" [Re: Matthew 28:19] (Baccalaureate 1916)
36 "Patriotism and Pseudo-Patriotism" [Re: I Samuel 8:19-20], June 1896
37 "The Principles of Congregational Progress" [Re: Matthew 13:52]
38 "Publicity" [Re: John 3:19-21], 1908
39 "The Quest of the Best or the Three Degrees of Character" [Re: Genesis 25:31-34; Luke 18:11-12]
40 "The Six Stages of Life" [Re: Galatians 4:9]
41 "Spiritual Exercises for Public Schools" (Prayer)
42 "Spiritual Housekeeping [Re: Matthew 13:52]
43 "The Three Demands on Religion" [Re: Matthew 7:7-8]
44 "Three Kinds of Criticism" [Re: I Corinthians 4:3-4]
45 "The Twentieth Century Man" [Re: II Corinthians 5:17]
46 "The Unescapable God" [Re: Psalms 139:7-10]
47 "The Unescapable God" [Re: Psalms 139:7-10], July 30, 1914
48 "The Victory of Faith" [Re: I John 5:4], December 1889
49 "What We Stand For" [Re: Ephesians 6:13]
50 "Wisdom, Justice, and Love" [Re: Proverbs 4:7-8; Luke 3:10-14; Matthew 22:35-40]
Box 3
Folder 1 Untitled [Re: Genesis 1:2]
2 Untitled [Re: Genesis 4:9]
3 Untitled [Re: Genesis 22:1-2, 12-13]
4 Untitled [Re: Genesis 28:16-17]
5 Untitled [Re: Deuteronomy 6:7]
6 Untitled [Re: Joshua 24:15]
7 Untitled [Re: Joshua 24:15], April 30, 1903
8 Untitled [Re: Joshua 24:15], April 30, 1903
9 Untitled [Re: Joshua 24:15], October 1906
10 Untitled [Re: Ruth 1:16-17]
11 Untitled [Re: Ruth 1:16-17], October 1895
12 Untitled [Re: I Samuel 3:7]
13 Untitled [Re: I Samuel 3:18]
14 Untitled [Re: II Samuel 23:15-17], January 6, 1898
15 Untitled [Re: Psalms 1:4]
16 Untitled [Re: Psalms 34:8]
17 Untitled [Re: Psalms 62:5]
18 Untitled [Re: Psalms 62:5]
19 Untitled [Re: Psalms 102:11-12], December 30, 1883
20 Unitled [Re: Psalms 139:1]
21 Untitled [Re: Proverbs 22:3]
22 Untitled [Re: Ecclesiastes 12:8], December 1884
23 Untitled [Re: Isiah 61:6]
24 Untitled [Re: Jeremiah 1:6-8]
25 Untitled [Re: Jeremiah 17:9]
26 Untitled [Re: Micah 6:8], August 3, 1884
27 Untitled [Re: Matthew 4:1]
28 Untitled [Re: Matthew 5:6]
29 Untitled [Re: Matthew 5:8]
30 Untitled [Re: Matthew 5:43-45]
31 Untitled [Re: Matthew 5:48]
32 Untitled [Re: Matthew 5:48]
33 Untitled [Re: Matthew 6:10]
34 Untitled [Re: Matthew 6:19-21]
35 Untitled [Re: Matthew 7:1-2]
36 Untitled [Re: Matthew 7:7-8]
37 Untitled [Re: Matthew 7:12]
38 Untitled [Re: Matthew 7:13-14]
39 Untitled [Re: Matthew 7:13-14]
40 Untitled [Re: Matthew 7:24-27]
41 Untitled [Re: Matthew 7:29]
42 Untitled [Re: Matthew 10:32-33]
43 Untitled [Re: Matthew 10:41]
44 Untitled [Re: Matthew 11:28-30], April 1, 1900
45 Untitled [Re: Matthew 12:44; Ephesians 3:19]
46 Untitled [Re: Matthew 13:33]
47 Untitled [Re: Matthew 13:45-46]
48 Untitled [Re: Matthew 13:52]
49 Untitled [Re: Matthew 14:31]
Box 4
Folder 1 Untitled [Re: Matthew 16:25]
2 Untitled [Re: Matthew 18:3]
3 Untitled [Re: Matthew 20:25-28] (Baccalaureate), June 17, 1917
4 Untitled [Re: Matthew 21:28-31]
5 Untitled [Re: Matthew 21:28-31]
6 Untitled [Re: Matthew 25:10], January 11, 1885
7 Untitled [Re: Matthew 25:10]
8 Untitled [Re: Matthew 25:29] (Baccalaureate)
9 Untitled [Re: Matthew 25:29] (Baccalaureate), June 18, 1899
10 Untitled [Re: Matthew 26:41]
11 Untitled [Re: Matthew 26:41]
12 Untitled [Re: Matthew 27:40]
13 Untitled [Re: Matthew 27:42]
14 Untitled [Re: Mark 10:14]
15 Untitled [Re: Mark 10:35-40]
16 Untitled [Re: Mark 11:27-29], 1894
17 Untitled [Re: Mark 12:30]
18 Untitled [Re: Mark 15:10; Matthew 26:14-16; Luke 23:12; Mark 15:15]
19 Untitled [Re: Luke 2:15], Christmas 1883
20 Untitled [Re: Luke 5:31]
21 Untitled [Re: Luke 5:31]
22 Untitled [Re: Luke 9:50; 11:23] (Baccalaureate)
23 Untitled [Re: Luke 9:50; 11:23] (Baccalaureate), 1901
24 Untitled [Re: Luke 10:20], May-June 1893
25 Untitled [Re: Luke 10:25-28]
26 Untitled [Re: Luke 10:29]
27 Untitled [Re: Luke 10:29]
28 Untitled [Re: Luke 11:1]
29 Untitled [Re: Luke 11:9-10; Matthew 7:7-8; Matthew 9:7]
30 Untitled [Re: Luke 12:47-48; Philippians 3:9]
31 Untitled [Re: Luke 13:33]
32 Untitled [Re: Luke 15:17-18]
33 Untitled [Re: Luke 15:17-18]
34 Untitled [Re: Luke 16:10], 1914
35 Untitled [Re: Luke 19:17]
36 Untitled [Re: Luke 22:24-26]
37 Untitled [Re: Luke 22:41-42]
38 Untitled [Re: Luke 22:41-42]
39 Untitled [Re: Luke 22:43]
40 Untitled [Re: John 3:3]
41 Untitled [Re: John 3:15]
42 Untitled [Re: John 3:18-19]
43 Untitled [Re: John 5:40]
44 Untitled [Re: John 7:17]
45 Untitled [Re: John 8:32]
46 Untitled [Re: John 8:36]
47 Untitled [Re: John 10:27-29], July 6, 1884
48 Untitled [Re: John 15:5]
49 Untitled [Re: John 16:31]
Box 5
Folder 1 Untitled [Re: John 16:33]
2 Untitled [Re: John 16:33]
3 Untitled [Re: Acts 1:5]
4 Untitled [Re: Acts 17:28]
5 Untitled [Re: Acts 20:35]
6 Untitled [Re: Acts 26:28-29]
7 Untitled [Re: Romans 7:6], January 29, 1898
8 Untitled [Re: Romans 7:25], November 12, 1914
9 Untitled [Re: Romans 8:6]
10 Untitled [Re: Romans 8:6], 1911
11 Untitled [Re: Romans 8:15]
12 Untitled [Re: Romans 8:24]
13 Untitled [Re: Romans 8:28]
14 Untitled [Re: Romans 8:35], May 1885
15 Untitled [Re: Romans 12:5], December 15, 1901
16 Untitled [Re: Romans 13:10]
17 Untitled [Re: Romans 13:10], July 12, 1895
18 Untitled [Re: Romans 13:10] (Wellesley College), January 1, 1912
19 Untitled [Re: I Corinthians 3:22-23], 1891
20 Untitled [Re: I Corinthians 6:20]
21 Untitled [Re: I Corinthians 12:27]
22 Untitled [Re: I Corinthians 13:11; Ephesians 4:13-14]
23 Untitled [Re: I Corinthians 13:12]
24 Untitled [Re: II Corinthians 4:8-10]
25 Untitled [Re: II Corinthians 5:15]
26 Untitled [Re: II Corinthians 6:2]
27 Untitled [Re: II Corinthians 10:5]
28 Untitled [Re: Galatians 5:23]
29 Untitled [Re: Galatians 6:2]
30 Untitled [Re: Galatians 6:2; 6:5]
31 Untitled [Re: Ephesians 2:8]
32 Untitled [Re: Ephesians 3:14-15]
33 Untitled [Re: Ephesians 3:18]
34 Untitled [Re: Ephesians 6:13]
35 Untitled [Re: Ephesians 20:3]
36 Untitled [Re: Philippians 3:9]
37 Untitled [Re: Philippians 3:10]
38 Untitled [Re: Philippians 3:12]
39 Untitled [Re: Philippians 3:13]
40 Untitled [Re: Philippians 4:11]
41 Untitled [Re: Philippians 4:13]
42 Untitled [Re: Philippians 4:13]
43 Untitled [Re: Philippians 4:13], 1902
44 Untitled [Re: Colossians 1:27]
45 Untitled [Re: Colossians 3:23]
46 Untitled [Re: Colossians 3:23]
47 Untitled [Re: II Timothy 1:10]
48 Untitled [Re: Hebrews 11:17]
Box 6
Folder 1 Untitled [Re: James 1:25]
2 Untitled [Re: James 1:25]
3 Untitled [Re: I John 2:14]
4 Untitled [Re: I John 4:16]
5 Untitled [Re: I John 4:16]
6 Untitled [Re: II John 3]
7 Untitled [Re: Revelation 2:7]
8 Untitled [Re: "Fear not Abram. I am thy shield and thy exceeding great reward."]
9 Untitled
10 Untitled (Prayer)
11 Sermon Fragments

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Addresses and Essays, 1884-1917, n.d.

Catalog Number: M96.3


Box 7
Folder 1 "Academic Freedom in America"
2 "The American Man"
3 "Apollo or Idas: The Choice of the College Woman" (Wellesley College), June 27, 1905
4 "Are You Human?"
5 Bowdoin College Centennial Banquet Address, June 28, 1894
6 "The Bowdoin Revolution in Teaching"
7 "The Cardinal Principles of Moral Education"
8 "The Cause For Which We Fight", April 19, 1917
9 "The Causes of the Decline of Intellectual Activity Among the Mohammedian Nations"
10 "The Church of the Devout and the Church of the Devoted"
11 "The Communication of Character"
12 "The Contagion of Character"
13 "The Contagion of Character"
14 "The Contagion of Character"
15 "Conversion"
16 "The Cultivation of Attention"
17 Dedication of the Dudley Coe Memorial Infirmary
18 "The Denomination Which Educates"
19 "The Development of the Plot in Julius Caesar"
20 "The Differentiation of Women's Education"
21 "The Education of Life"
22 "The Education of Life" (Address Abstract)
23 "Educational Values as Assessed by the Committee of Ten"
24 "Emerson's Essay on Immortality"
25 "The End of Education in the Elementary School"
26 "The Ethics of Earning and Spending"
27 "The Evidences of the Being of God"
28 "Eyes That See and Ears That Hear"
29 "Feminine or Feminist"
30 "The Fountains of Honor"
31 "The Fourth Century Man"
32 "The Freeing of the Will"
33 "God, Faith, and Unbelief"
34 "The Gospel of Good Will" (Lyman Beecher Lectures on Preaching, 1916) (1)
35 "The Gospel of Good Will" (Lyman Beecher Lectures on Preaching, 1916) (2)
36 "The Higher Education of the Negro"
37 "The History and Principles of the Maine Interdenominational Commission"
38 "How Does Duty Become Definite? Why Must Aspiration Assume Obligations? Can We Choose Our Obligations?"
39 "How to Read"
40 "How to Study"
41 "The Intellectual Boundaries of Religion"
42 "The Interdenominational Commission of Maine"
43 "John Tauler"
44 "A Lenten Examination for Colleges and Universities", February 13, 1913
45 "A Letter to Women Who Teach"
46 "The Life that is Religion"
Box 8
Folder 1 "Macbeth"
2 "The Moral Aims of Education at its Several Stages"
3 "The Moral Aims of Education at its Several Stages" (Address Abstract)
4 "Moral Education", January 8, 1906
5 "Mystic Morality"
6 "The New England Conscience"
7 "The New Promises and the Old Conclusion", October 10, 1906
8 "The New Social Order"
9 "The New Theology"
10 "The New Theology", May 15, 1884
11 "Organic Ethics: The Successor of Puritanism"
12 "Our Future Citizens"
13 "Our Great Task of Happiness"
14 "The Personality of the Teacher"
15 "The Personality of the Teacher"
16 "The Policy of Bowdoin College" (Address Abstract)
17 "A Psychological Method of Inducing Sleep"
18 "The Reconciliation of Our Education Ideals"
19 "The Religion of Good Will"
20 "The Religion of the Ideal"
21 "The Religion of the Present"
22 "A Religious Trust: Ten Years of Church Federation in Maine"
23 "Responsibility"
24 "Rumford Mechanics' Institute Address"
25 "Sacrifice For God's Good Will"
26 "Sacrifice For God's Good Will: The Cross of Christ"
27 "Saint Jerome"
28 "The Seat of Authority in the School"
29 "The Seeds of Morals"
30 "The Seeds of Morals"
31 "The Seeds of Morals"
32 "Shall Congregationalism be Church or Sect?"
33 "Shall We Live to Eat, or Eat to Live?"
34 "The Social Mission of the Country Church"
35 "The Social Mission of the Country Church"
36 "Something for Nothing"
37 "The Source of Sin"
38 "The Spirit of the School"
39 "The Spirit of the School"
40 "Spiritual Significance"
41 "A State Board of Charities and Corrections for Maine"
42 "Temperance"
43 "Ten Marks of the Ideal College"
44 "Three Views of Marriage and Divorce"
45 "2 1/2"
46 "An Unsecarian Theologian"
47 "What is a Christian?"
48 "What is the Difference Between the Discontent That Comes of Unfulfilled Aspiration and the Disappointment That Goes With Ungratified Want? Why Does the Man Who Aspires Become an Optimist?"
49 "What Shall the Church Do To Be Saved?",February 28, 1906
50 "Why Should a Young Man Be Pure?"
51 "The Work of the Interdenominational Commission", May 4, 1910
52 "The Work That Can't Be Paid"
53 Untitled
54 Untitled
55 Address and Essay Fragments

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School and College Materials, 1872-1879, n.d.

Catalog Number: M96.4


Box 9
Folder 1 Harvard catalogue, examinations, regulations and syllabus
2 Harvard miscellaneous notes, printed notices, programs and reciepts
Harvard notebooks:
3 Apologetics: Notes from Dr. Prentiss (also includes notes from Dr. Ladd on Congregationalism)
4 Geometry: 1875
5 History: Dr. Hitchcock
6 Missions: Notes from Dr. Prentiss (also includes notes from Mr. Brown on Exegesis)
7 Theology: Dr. Schoff
8-9 Harvard themes
10 Miscellaneous essays and addresses, n.d. (probably school or college assignments)
11 Phillips Exeter Academy catalogues, class list and program
Folio Box B Theological Seminary, Andover,Massachusetts, diploma - 1882 Jun 15

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Biographical Materials, 1873-1975, n.d.

Catalog Number: M96.5


Box 10
Folder 1 Article re: "A Boy's Prayer," Bowdoin Alumnus, 1953 May
2 Clippings about Hyde (1885-1932)
3 Clippings collected by Hyde (1888-1913)
Folio Box B Honorary Doctor of Divinity degree from Harvard, 1886 Nov 8
Honorary Doctor of Laws degree from Syracuse University, 1897 Jun 4
Box 10
Folder 4 Miscellaneous certificates
5 Printed ephemera - illustrations and miscellaneous, 1873-1896, n.d.
6 Printed ephemera - memorials and remembrances, 1917-1975, n.d.
7 Report detailing the total sales of Hyde's published works as of 1928
Folio Volume 1-5 Scrapbooks

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Images, 1859-1923, n.d.

Catalog Number: M96.6


Box 10
Folder 8 1859: William De Witt Hyde, photographic reproduction
9 1867: William De Witt Hyde, photographic reproduction
10 1870: William De Witt Hyde, photographic reproduction
11 ca. 1872: Top Row (L-R): Hapgood, Hyde, Amen. Bottom Row: Smith, Mack, William Burr Hill. Photograph, 2 pieces
12 1874: William De Witt Hyde, photographic reproduction
13 1874: William De Witt Hyde, photograph
14 1878: William De Witt Hyde, photographic reproduction
15 ca. 1880: William De Witt Hyde, photograph
16 ca. 1880: William De Witt Hyde (in the center) playing golf, 5 pieces
17 ca. 1885: William De Witt Hyde, Cabinet Card
18 ca. 1890: William De Witt Hyde, Cabinet Card
19 ca. 1892: William De Witt Hyde, Cabinet Card
20 ca. 1895: William De Witt Hyde, Cabinet Card
21 ca. 1897: William De Witt Hyde, photograph
22 1897: William De Witt Hyde, cabinet card
23 ca. 1897: William De Witt Hyde, photograph
24 ca. 1900: William De Witt Hyde, photograph
25 ca. 1900: William De Witt Hyde, photograph
26 ca. 1903: William De Witt Hyde, photograph
27 ca. 1903: William De Witt Hyde, photographic reproduction
28 1907: William De Witt Hyde, photograph, 2 pieces
29 ca. 1910: William De Witt Hyde, photographic reproduction
30 ca. 1914: William De Witt Hyde, photograph
31 ca. 1914: William De Witt Hyde, photographic reproduction, 3 pieces
32 1914: William De Witt Hyde and President A. Lawrence Lowell, Commencement. Photograph
33 1923: scene of [Venice, Italy], inscribed on the back by Mrs. William De Witt Hyde
34 Hyde Portrait, photograph, 2 pieces
Folio Box B2 William De Witt Hyde, mounted photographic portrait inscribed by Hyde for Roy L. Marston
Box 10
Folder 35 William De Witt Hyde's home at Brunswick, ME, photograph
36 Joel Hyde, father of William De Witt Hyde, photographic reproduction, 3 pieces
37 Eliza De Witt, mother of William De Witt Hyde, photographic reproduction, 2 pieces
38 Lucretia De Witt, grandmother of William De Witt Hyde, photographic reproduction, 2 pieces
39 John De Witt, grandfather of William De Witt Hyde, photographic reproduction, 2 pieces

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