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Charles L. Hyde business correspondence
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Description
The collection chiefly contains business correspondence from Charles Leavitt Hyde, of Pierre, South Dakota, to O. D. Chester in Camden, Michigan.
Background
Charles Leavitt Hyde was a prominent citizen and businessman of Pierre, South Dakota. He was born in Illinois in 1860. In 1888, Hyde moved to Sioux Falls, South Dakota and got involved in the real estate business. He married Katherine Robinson in 1886; they had four children: Ruth Elizabeth, Charles L. Jr., Dorothy, and Franklin. Charles L. Hyde helped found the city of Pierre (the capital of South Dakota) and owned much property in the city. He built the St. Charles Hotel, which still stands. Hyde was tried and convicted for fradulent advertising in 1911, but President Taft later pardoned him. He wrote a memoir in 1939 entitled Pioneer days: the story of an adventurous and active life.
Extent
109 items in one box
Restrictions
The Huntington Library does not require that researchers request permission to quote from or publish images of this material, nor does it charge fees for such activities. The responsibility for identifying the copyright holder, if there is one, and obtaining necessary permissions rests with the researcher.
Availability
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