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Lang-Hyde: The Papers of John Reginald Lang-Hyde

Reference Code: GBR/0272/JRLH

Scope and Contents

The papers comprise typescripts of unpublished novels, plays and poems by J. R. Lang-Hyde.


  • Creation: 1918 - 1939

Conditions Governing Use

For copyright information please contact the Archivist at the Archive Centre, King's College, Cambridge, CB2 1ST.

Biographical / Historical

John Reginald Lang-Hyde was born in 1899. His musical talent was recognised early, and he was educated privately with a focus on piano and composition. He had no desire for a public musical career, however, and came up to King's in 1924 to study law. After graduation he worked for a short time as a barrister. He soon enrolled to study composition under Sir Arthur Bliss, and throughout his life wrote more than 300 songs for voice and piano. The literary papers here were probably written between the two World Wars, some using the pseudonym 'Lewis Hyde'; he attempted to have them published in the 1950s, but without success.


2 archive box(es) (2 boxes) : paper

Language of Materials


Former / Other Reference

Misc. 20

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The papers were bequeathed to the College by Lang-Hyde in 1989.

Related Materials

For further biographical information see King's College, Cambridge Annual Report 1990, p. 48.

Date information

DateText: Most items are undated.


Hyde, John Reginald Lang- (1899-)

2004-02-02 12:12:20+00:00
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Repository Details

Part of the Archive Centre, King's College, Cambridge Repository

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