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James Hazen Hyde

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James Hazen Hyde, an American who lived much of his life in France, had a large collection of eighteenth-century representations of "The Four Continents": Europe, America, Asia, and Africa. Hyde's Collection of "Four Continents" objects was so large that after his death the collection was divided among several New York museums. Married to Marthe Leishman Hyde. Their son was Henry Baldwin Hyde (d. 1997) who was spymaster of the O.S.S. during WWII and later practiced international law in New York.