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Guide to the William Birelie Hyde Papers , 1861-1896
Special Collections M0267  
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Correspondence, notebooks, maps, etc. relating to railroad and enginering ventures in California and the West, 1864-1879. Major correspondents include Leland Stanford, Mark Hopkins, C.P. Huntington, U.S. Grant, and J. Ross Browne.
William Birelie Hyde was born February 14, 1842, in or near Baltimore, Md., the second child of Oliver Hyde, Jr. and Harriet Kean Hyde. He and his family traveled overland to California either in 1851 or in 1853, and settled in Benicia, where he later attended the Benicia Collegiate Institute. After attending the Rensellear Polytechnic Institute at Troy, N.Y., Hyde graduated with distinction in 1861.
3.5 linear ft.
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