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Mary Hyde Eccles studied at Columbia University. She got a Master of Arts and a Doctor of Philosophy.
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Mary Hyde Eccles studied at Vassar College. She got a Bachelor of Arts.
Mary Hyde Eccles earned a Bachelor of Arts from Vassar College in 1934. There she became friends with novelist Mary McCarthy. Followed by graduate work at Columbia University, where Hyde Eccles received her master's degree in 1936 and doctorate in 1947.
Mary Hyde Eccles began collecting books in earnest after marrying her first husband, an attorney who shared this passion. Together they amassed an impressive library at Four Oaks Farm in New Jersey that included rare books and papers from the sixteenth through the eighteenth centuries in 1943. As a result of her growing expertise, Hyde Eccles also served on various advisory councils and committees for the University of Chicago, Princeton University, and Harvard University and was a member of the advisory council for the Private Papers of Boswell. Hyde Eccles married David Eccles, 1st Viscount Eccles in 1984, and they founded the Eccles Centre for American Studies at the British Library in 1992.
Additionally, Mary Hyde Eccles was a writer. She was the author of Playwriting for Elizabethans, 1600-1605, Catalogus Bibliothecae Hydeianae: The Hyde Collection of Works of Samuel Johnson, and Four Oaks Library, as well as the coeditor of several scholarly works, including The Impossible Friendship: Boswell and Mrs. Thrale and Bernard Shaw and Alfred Douglas: A Correspondence.
Mary Hyde Eccles married Donald Hyde on September 16, 1939. He died in 1966. Then Hyde Eccles married David Eccles, 1st Viscount Eccles, on September 26, 1984.