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Edgerton E. Hyde Papers

Identifier: M2129

Scope and Contents

Collection contains a copy of Hyde's memoir: From Boy to Man Courtesy of Uncle Sam (2003).


  • 2003


Language of Materials

Material is in English unless otherwise noted.

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

All requests for permission to publish, reproduce, or quote from material in the collection should be discussed with the appropriate librarian or archivist. Permission for publication may be given on behalf of the Denver Public Library as the owner of the physical item. It is not intended to include or permission of the copyright holder, which also must be obtained by the customer. The imply Library does not assume any responsibility for infringement of copyright or publication rights of the manuscript held by the writer, heirs, donors, or executors. Reproduction restrictions are decided on a case-by-case basis.

Biographical / Historical

Edgerton F. “Tony” Hyde was born on March 29, 1919 in New York City, son of Fillmore and Sylvia Hyde. He grew up in Loudonville, New York with his mother and stepfather, Richard Douglas. He graduated from Hill School in Pottstown, Pennsylvania and attended Yale University for three years before enlisting in the Army in Albany, New York on January 6, 1941. Hyde was assigned to the 10th Mountain Division and began training at Fort Lewis, Washington before being transferred to Camp Hale, Colorado, and Camp Swift, Texas. He was a member of Company M of the 86th Infantry Regiment’s 3rd Battalion. Hyde served in Italy during World War II as a Captain in the 10th Mountain Division. While serving in Italy, he was awarded the Silver Star for action in Torbole on April 30, 1945, two Bronze Stars (one for action on Mt. Della Torraccia on February 25, 1945 and the other for action in Torbole on May 1, 1945), as well as a Purple Heart for wounds suffered on April 26, 1945 in Bussolengo. His war service was documented in the book, We Went to War, New Hampshire Remembers, published by Monitor Publishing Co. in 2008.

After the Army, Hyde worked as a sales representative and entrepreneur. He owned a ski lodge at Sugarbush Valley, Vermont and a manufacturing business in Warner, New Hampshire. He raced in the Eastern Regional Masters skiing program and was also an avid sailor and played tennis well into his 80's. Edgerton Hyde died Saturday, March 24, 2012 in Concord, New Hampshire.

He was married to Elizabeth "Ronnie" Hyde and the couple had three daughters, six grandchildren, and five great grandchildren.


1 envelope

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift; Edgerton Hyde; 2003.


Catalog record based on preliminary inventory.

Linking Entry Complexity Note

Forms part of: 10th Mountain Division Resource Center Collection.

Edgerton E. Hyde Papers
Keli Schmid
May 28, 2021
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Repository Details

Part of the Denver Public Library, Western History and Genealogy Repository

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