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Inventory of the Lloyd Stephens Bryce Papers, 1807-1895, bulk 1882-1895
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  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Lloyd Stephens Bryce Papers,
    Date (inclusive): 1807-1895,
    Date (bulk): bulk 1882-1895
    Creator: Bryce, Lloyd Stephens
    Extent: Number of pieces: 46
    Repository: The Huntington Library
    San Marino, California 91108
    Language: English.

    Administrative Information


    Acquired from Mrs. Sylvie Bryce and Mrs. Ariel Appleton, September, 1984.


    Collection is open to qualified researchers by prior application through the Reader Services Department. For more information please go to following URL .

    Publication Rights

    In order to quote from, publish, or reproduce any of the manuscripts or visual materials, researchers must obtain formal permission from the office of the Library Director. In most instances, permission is given by the Huntington as owner of the physical property rights only, and researchers must also obtain permission from the holder of the literary rights. In some instances, the Huntington owns the literary rights, as well as the physical property rights. Researchers may contact the appropriate curator for further information.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Lloyd Stephens Bryce Papers, The Huntington Library, San Marino, California.


    Lloyd Stephens Bryce was a politician and author who was born on September 20, 1851, at Flushing, Long Island. After a boyhood in Georgetown, D.C., he traveled in Europe and graduated from Christ Church, Oxford, in 1874. Bryce returned to the United States and in 1879 married Edith Cooper of New York. After receiving a law degree he entered politics, winning a seat in the U.S. Congress in 1886. His novel Paradise appeared the next year and, following his defeat for re-election to Congress, Bryce turned to literature, publishing The Romance of an Alter Ego (1889; reissued as An Extraordinary Experience in 1891), Friends in Exile (1893), and Lady Blanche's Salon (1899).
    At the same time, Bryce served as editor of the North American Review following the death of his predecessor, Allen Thorndike Rice, in 1889. Bryce assumed the editorship in September and continued in that capacity until 1896.
    Bryce subsequently served as the U.S. minister to the Netherlands and Luxembourg from August, 1911, to September, 1913. He was a delegate to the Opium Conference of 1913 and was an honorary vice-president of a Conference on Bills of Exchange. He died on April 2, 1917.

    Subject matter

    • I. Manuscripts submitted to Bryce as editor of the North American Review.
    • II. Correspondence written to Bryce concerning editorial matters.
    • III. Miscellaneous items, including a marriage settlement on Edith (Cooper) Bryce by Peter Cooper and two passports for Lloyd Stephens Bryce.