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Catalog Number 2000.001.0027
Object Name print, photographic
Description Sepia-tone portrait of man in a three piece suit. Suit has wide lapels as does the vest; white shirt and dark bow tie. Man has a generous dark head of hair, short at the ears, mustache and short beard.. Also in file the Hoe Press drawing
Number of images 1
Date ca 1860
Title Hyde, William E.
Collection Publisher - Hyde, William E.
Accession number 2000.001.
People Hyde, William E.
Notes 1836-1898 Editor/CorrespondentPublisher, Postmaster

Born Lima, NY and shortly thereafter came to Belleville, Illinois.
Md Hattie Benson, a native of St.. Louis, MO and had two daughters
Correspondent for the St. Louis Globe Democrat in 1860.

RE Photographer: Rear of photo indicates offices in England and America -- NY, Phil, Boston, Chicago, Pittsburg, Newark.

Following from Portrait and Biographical Record of Lafayette & Saline Counties, MO published 1893 by Chapman Bros, Chicago, p 548-9:

Descendant of Edward Hyde, Earl of Clarendon, in honor of whom the celebrated Hyde Park is named in England. Some descendants of family moved to Clarion County, MO in 1839.

Following from 1881 History of St. Clair County, pub by Brink, McDonnough & Co., Philadelphia, P 105:

"Newspapers of St. Clair County: St. Clair Tribune - On 9/3/1854 William E. Hyde, Managing Editor of the Missouri Republican (newspaper) bought Edward R. Stuart's interest in the St. Clair Tribune. The firm of Hyde & Harvey continued until 1856 when Mr. Harvey became the sole owner."

The Tribune was an eight-column folio printed on a Hoe-Press, the first power press ever brought to Belleville. The same press had formerly been used in the office of the Republican of St. Louis and it now does duty in the office of the Anzeiger, Mascoutah, IL. It was the intention of the publishers to make the Tribune the most complete in southern Illinois -- large sums of money were expended but it did not survive the financial crisis of "57". TRIBUNE sold to the Advocate in 1857.

In 1860 G. A. Harvey bought the Democrat...Read Harvey...the Democrat, for a long time the official paper of the city of Belleville...published proceedings and edicts of the city board.

See Archives for "Gay and Festive Times in Old Carondolet" by William Hyde.
Article appeared in the 1/31/1892 St. Louis Globe Democrat newspaper. This sketch was the fourth in a series of 7 Sunday feature stories by William Hyde.
Article includes biographical info.

NOTE: Is there a connection between William E. Hyde and Samuel Peak Hyde of Belleville? Sam. P. Hyde of Belleville, IL wrote "Recollections of the Fair" (St. Louis Worlds Fair). Sam Hyde wrote the book and illustrated it. See "Belleville 1814-1914" published by Arcadia, Nov 2004.

See Hyde Family in "Encyclopedia of the History of St. Louis" St. Louis Public Library