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Guide to the Helen Hyde Papers MS 1085
MS 1085  
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Description
Contains two diaries (1881-1882) kept by Hyde at age 13, which primarily focus on everyday life of a well-educated daughter of a prosperous family, including social visits, art and dancing lessons, birthday and holiday celebrations as well as the death of her father and President Garfield's assassination. Also includes letters written to her family while living and working in Japan (1912-1914), sketches and sketchbooks (1892-1917), and etchings (1898), along with records of her prints and exhibits, account books for prints sold, printed catalogs and art journals, Hyde's Tokyo guest book (1906-1914) and other personal memorabilia, and newspaper clippings.
Background
Helen Hyde was born in Lima, N.Y. and spent her girlhood in San Francisco. As a young woman, she lived in France, Germany and Japan, either studying art or as a practicing artist. She died in Pasadena, Calif., in 1919 and is buried at Mountain View Cemetery in Oakland, Calif.
Extent
3 boxes (1.75 Linear feet)
Restrictions
All requests to reproduce, publish, quote from or otherwise use collection materials must be submitted in writing to the Director of the Library and Archives, North Baker Research Library, California Historical Society, 678 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA 94105. Consent is given on behalf of the California Historical Society as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission from the copyright owner. Such permission must be obtained from the copyright owner.
Availability
Collection is open for research.