letter excerpt The Dix Family Archive
The Clemens

William Bordley (15xx)
William Bordley (1605)
Stephen Bordley, Sr. (1637)
John Hynson (1645)
William Bordley (1667)
Stephen Bordley, Jr. (1674)
Thomas Bordley (1677)
Stephen Bordley (1709)
John B. Bordley (1727)
Stephen Bordley "Jr" (1732)
Judge James Bordley (1736)
Elizabeth Bordley (1777)
John B. Bordley (1800)
William C. Bordley, Jr. (1800)
James Bordley (1808)
James Bordley (1846)
Madison B. Bordley (1873)
James Bordley, Jr. (1874)
James Bordley, III (1900)
John E. Bordley (1902)
Bryden Bordley Hyde (1914)
Madison B. Bordley, Jr. (1915)
Marcello W. Bordley, Jr. (1915)
Robert AJ Bordley (1918)
Dr. James Bordley, IV (1942)

 Bryden Bordley Hyde (1914-2002)

Born at "Evesham", Baltimore son of G. Ray Hyde (1886-1952) of George W., and Henrietta Amelia Clemens (1888-1986) of Angustus Ducas Clemens, Jr. His grandmothers were Bordley sisters. A graduate of B.P.I. 1933, freshman Haverford College 1934; B. Arch. 1938 and M. Arch. 1939 Univ. of Penna. ROTC 2nd Lt. Inf. 1938 (after horse drawn Field Artillery summer camp Ft. Hoyle, Md. With V.M.I. Cadets). Worked for Buckler and Fenhagen, etc, 1939 before Crisp & Edmunds 1940. In WWII, as Capt. C.O. Hq. Co. 7th Armored Infantry Dn. 8th Armored Div. In E.T.O., "Bulge" to end. (Bronze Star for Meritori[ou]s Action in Combat; Combat Infantry badge). Returned to the Office of James R. Edmunds, Jr. 1946, Partner, 1947, President1973 and incorporated. Made a Fellow of Am. Inst. of Architects at San Francisco 1973. Retired 1986 but continues working on residential. At Md. Hist. Soc. has served on Council, as Vice President and now as a Trustee; Chairman of Education and Gallery Committees. He was Vice President Soc. for Preservation of Md. Antiquities, Chairman of its Hampton (National Historic Site) Committee; President Historic Annapolis, Inc.; Chairman, the AIA Octagon Committee, Wash, D.C., President Gibson Island Corp. He served on Boards of The Childrens Rehabilitation Institute and Margaret Bennett Home for Girls; on Governor’s Committee to set up Md. Historic Trust; on Gentlemens Advisory Comm., Mt. Clare Historic House, as Secty. Baltimore Chapt A.I.A.; Secretary of Trustees St. Christophers Church, Gibson Island, Md. where he has lived since 1949. Seventeen years on Board of Governors of Maryland Club including four as Chairman, House Comm., Member The Ancient South River Club, The Gibson Island Club, Delta Phi Fraternity, Bachelor’s Cotillion; was Gov. & Deputy Gov. Gen’l. Soc of Colonial Wars & on Standing Committee, Soc. of the Cincinnati of Md. Wrote Bermuda’s Antique Furniture and Silver publ. by Bermuda National Trust 1971, and articles for Md. Hist. Soc. Mag.

In 1948 Bryden married Diana Caroline Smith dau. Of Sir Allan C. Smith, Kt. B., M.C., C.J. Sierra Leone, and Bermuda. Their four children and grandchildren show on chart. Daughter Anne lives in their house in Paget, Bermuda.


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