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The Ladies of Hyde Hall

The Ladies of Hyde Hall History, Hospitality, Letters, and Recipes 1819-1963 Hyde Hall, a National Historic Landmark, stands as a unique social document and as a monument to the Clarke family who built and lived in it for over 130 years. Architect Philip Hooker’s masterful design combines the refined English country house with the architectural tradition of early 19th-century America. Few people have any inkling of the domestic traditions carried on within this great building. Anne Clarke Logan, who lived in Hyde Hall as a child, is one of those few, and The Ladies of Hyde Hall is the realization of her desire to share this important history. By weaving the lives of the women who made the mansion a home, Anne has given us priceless insight into a human cultural heritage that we should all appreciate. Recipes from the time period conclude each section on each lady of Hyde Hall. With more than 300 photographs, this richly illustrated book offers a unique glimpse into the way of life shaped by six generations of Clarke family tradition.

Written by Anne Clarke Logan and Karin Lodinsky Nelson.

Softcover. 128 pages, richly illustrated with over 300 full color and black-and-white photographs.

Pub. Date: 2009 


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The Ladies of Hyde Hall