Dennett, Tyler, 1883-1949

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Historian, editor, and biographer of John Hay (statesman, diplomat, historian, journalist, and poet).

From the description of Tyler Dennett collection relating to John Hay, 1861-1937 (bulk 1899-1937). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 84414449

Biographical Note

Tyler Dennett

  • 1883, June 13: Born, Spencer, Wis.
  • 1904: B.A., Williams College, Williamstown, Mass.
  • 1908: B.D., Union Theological Seminary, New York, N.Y.
  • 1911: Married Maybelle Raymond
  • 1924: Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Md.
  • 1924 - 1929 : Chief, Division of Publications of the Department of State
  • 1929 - 1931 : Historical advisor, Department of State
  • 1931 - 1934 : Professor of international relations, Princeton University, Princeton, N.J.
  • 1933 - 1934 : Published and received Pulitzer Prize in biography for John Hay: From Poetry to Politics. New York: Dodd, Mead & Co., 1933.
  • 1934 - 1937 : President, Williams College, Williamstown, Mass.
  • 1939: Published Lincoln and the Civil War in the Diaries and Letters of John Hay. New York: Dodd, Mead & Co., 1939.
  • 1949, Dec. 29: Died, Geneva, N.Y.

John Hay

  • 1838, Oct. 8: Born, Salem, Ind.
  • 1858: Graduated, Brown University, Providence, R.I. Entered the law office of his uncle, Milton Hay, Springfield, Ill.
  • 1861 - 1864 : Assistant private secretary to Abraham Lincoln
  • 1864 - 1965 : Assistant adjutant general, United States Army
  • 1865 - 1867 : Secretary of American legation, Paris, France
  • 1867 - 1868 : Charge d'affaires, Vienna, Austria
  • 1869 - 1870 : Secretary of American legation, Madrid, Spain
  • 1870 - 1875 : Editorial writer, New York Tribune
  • 1874: Married Clara Louise Stone (died 1914)
  • 1879 - 1881 : Assistant secretary of state
  • 1897 - 1898 : Ambassador to Great Britain
  • 1898 - 1905 : Secretary of state
  • 1905, July 1: Died, Lake Sunapee, N.H.

From the guide to the Tyler Dennett Collection Relating to John Hay, 1861-1937, (bulk 1899-1937), (Manuscript Division Library of Congress)

Role Title Holding Repository
Relation Name
correspondedWith Adams, Henry, 1838-1918 person
correspondedWith Beard, Charles A. (Charles Austin), 1874-1948 person
correspondedWith Garfield, James A. (James Abram), 1831-1881 person
associatedWith Hay, John, 1838-1905. person
correspondedWith Jameson, J. Franklin (John Franklin), 1859-1937 person
associatedWith Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865 person
associatedWith Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865. person
associatedWith Literary Society of Washington (Washington, D.C.) corporateBody
correspondedWith Louttit, W. Easton (William Easton), 1904-1973 person
associatedWith McKinley, William, 1843-1901. person
associatedWith Mudgett, Mildred D. person
correspondedWith Nevins, Allan, 1890-1971 person
associatedWith Parsons, Geoffrey, 1879-1956. person
correspondedWith Pease, Arthur Stanley, 1881- person
associatedWith Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919. person
Place Name Admin Code Country
United States
United States
Subject
American poetry
Occupation
Biographers
Historians
Editors
Activity

Person

Birth 1883-06-13

Death 1949-12-29

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