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Samuel Lord Hyde papers

Identifier: Mss 0089

Collection Overview

The collection consists of two photograph collections and three typescript copies of articles written by Hyde. The photographs in the collection are of the South Carolina Inter-State and West Indian Exposition, 1901-1902, or were taken in the Lake Moultrie vicinity during the construction of the lake. The photographs of the Exposition consist of 25 prints mounted in an album, and depict buildings designed by Bradford Gilbert, a New York architect, and sculptures created by Louis C. Gudebrod, Charles Lopez, Carl Tefft, and Elsie Ward. The temporary buildings in the photographs were made with wood frames covered with stucco and plaster mixed with jute. The buildings were destroyed after the Exposition. The collection also contains numerous photographs from the vicinity of Lake Moultrie. These photographs were taken in 1939. This portion of the collection consists of a scrapbook with 89 mounted prints, 21 unmounted prints, and 55 largely unprinted negatives. The subjects of these photographs include cabins, churches, cemeteries, the Santee Canal, and the construction of Lake Moultrie. At least ten different cabins appear to be represented, and they seem to contain one or two rooms. Some have clay chimneys and clapboard roofs. During construction of the lake, approximately 500 black families were relocated. It is likely that these cabins were located in the area now covered by Lake Moultrie. The typescripts are of three articles written by Hyde. The articles are titled: "Chicora -- Town and Cemetery" "Old Kate Cemetery (Colored)" and "Forward to this Portfolio.".


  • Creation: 1901-1902, 1939


Language of Material

Materials in English.

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research.

Copyright Notice

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Biographical Note

Samuel Hyde was a photographer and a historian who lived in Charleston and in Summerville, S.C. He was the "chief cemetery investigator" for the South Carolina Public Service Authority during the creation of Lake Moultrie.


1.5 linear feet (2 flat boxes, 1 slim document box)

Acquisitions Information

Materials donated by Samuel R. Hyde, grandson of Samuel Lord Hyde.

Alternate Form of Materials

Digital reproductions available online in the Lowcountry Digital Library.

Inventory of the Samuel Lord Hyde Papers, 1901-1902, 1939
Processed by: Special Collections staff; finding aid created by: Special Collections staff
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Repository Details

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