Overview of the Collection
Scope and Content
Overview of the Collection
Title: Lloyd Stephens Bryce Papers
Dates (inclusive): 1807-1895
Bulk dates: 1882-1895
Collection Number: mssHM 50518-50563
Bryce, Lloyd Stephens, 1851-1917.
46 pieces in 1 box
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Abstract: The collection consists of chiefly of manuscripts submitted to
Lloyd Stephens Bryce (1851-1917) for publication while he worked as the editor for the North American Review in the late 1880s
and 1890s and correspondence
addressed to Bryce, chiefly concerning editorial matters.
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Gift of Ariel Appleton and Sylvia Bruce, September 1984.
Lloyd Stephens Bryce was a politician and author who was born on September 20, 1851, in 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 United States 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
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.
Scope and Content
The collection consists of an almost equal number of manuscripts and correspondence with a few miscellaneous items. All manuscripts
within the collection were submitted to
Bryce for publication while he worked as the editor for the North American review. All correspondence is addressed to Bryce
and most of it concerns editorial matters. The collection's
miscellaneous items include pieces that relate to the personal lives of Bryce and his wife, Edith Cooper, including a marriage
settlement on Edith (Cooper) Bryce by Peter Cooper and two passports for Lloyd Stephens Bryce.
Authors and correspondents include: Mary Anderson, Sir Edwin Arnold, Phineas Taylor Barnum, Gustave Toutant Beauregard, Henry
Ward Beecher, Dion Boucicault, Aaron Burr, Samuel Langhorne Clemens,
Jefferson Davis, Charles Dickens, William Ewart Gladstone, Robert Green Ingersoll, William McKinley, Nelson Appleton Miles,
Helena Modjeska, Clara Morris, Ouida, Theodore Roosevelt, Anton Seidl,
Philip Henry Sheridan, William Tecumseh Sherman, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Elizabeth Stuart Phelps Ward, and Walt Whitman.
Arranged alphabetically by author in 2 boxes:
- Box 1: A-D (mssHM50518-50541)
- Box 2: G-W (mssHM 50542-50563)
North American review.
American periodicals -- Massachusetts -- Boston.
Authors, American -- 19th century.
Periodical editors -- Massachusetts -- Boston -- Correspondence.
Letters (correspondence) United States 19th century.
Manuscripts for publication United States 19th century.
Bryce, Lloyd Stephens, 1851-1917, correspondent.
Anderson, Mary, 1859-1940.
Arnold, Edwin, Sir, 1832-1904.
Barnum, P. T. (Phineas Taylor), 1810-1891.
Beauregard, G. T. (Gustave Toutant), 1818-1893.
Beecher, Henry Ward, 1813-1887.
Boucicault, Dion, 1820-1890.
Burr, Aaron, 1756-1836.
Clemens, Samuel Langhorne, 1835-1910.
Davis, Jefferson, 1808-1889.
Dickens, Charles, 1812-1870.
Gladstone, W. E. (William Ewart), 1809-1898.
Ingersoll, Robert Green, 1833-1899.
McKinley, William, 1843-1901.
Miles, Nelson Appleton, 1839-1925.
Modjeska, Helena, 1840-1909.
Morris, Clara, 1848-1925.
Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919.
Seidl, Anton, 1850-1898.
Sheridan, Philip Henry, 1831-1888.
Sherman, William T. (William Tecumseh), 1820-1891.
Stanton, Elizabeth Cady, 1815-1902.
Ward, Elizabeth Stuart Phelps, 1844-1911.
Whitman, Walt, 1819-1892.