Bryce-White Papers: Finding Aid

Finding aid prepared by Gayle M. Richardson, November 19, 2010.
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Overview of the Collection

Title: Bryce-White Papers
Dates (inclusive): 1906-1920
Collection Number: mssHM 66718-66749
Extent: 32 pieces in 1 box
Repository: The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens. Manuscripts Department
1151 Oxford Road
San Marino, California 91108
Phone: (626) 405-2129
Email: reference@huntington.org
URL: http://www.huntington.org
Abstract: This collection contains typescript contemporary copies of correspondence chiefly written by British politician and historian James Bryce, Viscount Bryce (1838-1922) to American diplomat Henry White (1850-1927), as well as one original letter. The letters deal mainly with the diplomatic issues of the early 20th century.
Language: English.

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Administrative Information

Publication Rights

The Huntington Library does not require that researchers request permission to quote from or publish images of this material, nor does it charge fees for such activities. The responsibility for identifying the copyright holder, if there is one, and obtaining necessary permissions rests with the researcher.
Because the Huntington owns only typed transcripts of these letters sent to Henry White (with the exception of HM 66720) and the location of the originals or any current heirs to his estate are unknown, we may not legally authorize their publication. We will, however, provide copies for reference and research purposes under the doctrine of “fair use.”

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item]. Bryce-White Papers, The Huntington Library, San Marino, California.

Provenance

Gift of Allan Nevins, August 1965.

Cataloging Decisions

1. The cataloging of the papers was begun by Marilyn Bressler in 2004, and completed by Gayle M. Richardson in 2010. Regardless of the cataloger, the standard authorized form of the names has been used on the folders and in the Finding Aid.

Related Materials in the Huntington Library

Biographical Note of James Bryce

James Bryce, Viscount Bryce, (1838-1922), was a British politician, historian and diplomat.

Biographical Note of Henry White

Henry White (1850-1927), was an American diplomat from 1883 to 1920; he served in England, as well as Austria, Italy and France. Upon his return to the United States in 1893, he often served Washington as an unofficial confidante to members of the English government.

Bibliography

Fisher, H.A.L. (Herbert Albert Laurens). James Bryce: Volumes I-II (New York: The Macmillan Company, 1927).
Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. Vol. 8, eds. H.C.G. Matthew and B. Harrison (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2004), pp. 404-412.

Scope and Content

All of the letters in this collection are typewritten contemporary copies except for HM 66720, which is an autograph letter, signed. The copies, which were made for Allan Nevins by John Campbell White, the son of the diplomat, Henry White. The majority of the letters were written by James Bryce, Viscount Bryce, who knew White from their diplomatic work; there are also letters by Arthur Balfour (Earl of Balfour), George Curzon (Marquess Curzon of Kedleston), Elise Jusserand, William Brodrick (Earl of Midleton), James Rhodes, and Sir Cecil Spring Rice.
The letters deal mainly with the diplomatic issues of the early 20th century: the situation in the Balkans and Armenia, the First World War and aftermath, the Paris Peace Conference and the League of Nations; the letters also discuss Arthur James Balfour, William Jennings Bryan, Winston Churchill, Henry Cabot Lodge, Theodore Roosevelt, and Woodrow Wilson.

Arrangement

Correspondence (1 Box) is arranged alphabetically by author

Indexing: Subjects

Armenia -- Turkey -- History -- 20th century. In James Bryce, Viscount Bryce, 1838-1922, letters to Henry White, 1850-1927, (1919). HM 66734, 66736.
Armenian massacres, 1915-1923. In James Bryce, Viscount Bryce, 1838-1922, letters to Henry White, 1850-1927, (1915-1918). HM 66728, 66732.
Asquith, H.H. (Herbert Henry), 1852-1928. In James Bryce, Viscount Bryce, 1838-1922, letter to Henry White, 1850-1927, (1914, Mar. 27). HM 66724.
Bacon, Robert, 1860-1919. In James Bryce, Viscount Bryce, 1838-1922, letter to Henry White, 1850-1927, (1919, June 12). HM 66738.
Balfour, Arthur James Balfour, Earl of, 1848-1930. In Arthur James Balfour, Earl of Balfour, 1848-1930, letter to Henry White, 1850-1927, (1911, Dec. 14). HM 66718.
Balfour, Arthur James Balfour, Earl of, 1848-1930. In William St. John Fremantle Brodrick, Earl of Midleton, 1856-1942, letter to Henry White, 1850-1927, (1911, Sep. 12). HM 66746.
Balkan Peninsula -- History -- 20th century. In James Bryce, Viscount Bryce, 1838-1922, letters to Henry White, 1850-1927, (1919). HM 66735, 66739.
Bryan, William Jennings, 1860-1924. In James Bryce, Viscount Bryce, 1838-1922, letters to Henry White, 1850-1927, (1913-1915). HM 66722, 66727.
Bulgaria -- History -- 20th century. In James Bryce, Viscount Bryce, 1838-1922, letters to Henry White, 1850-1927, (1919). HM 66735, 66739.
Churchill, Winston, 1874-1965. In James Bryce, Viscount Bryce, 1838-1922, letter to Henry White, 1850-1927, (1915, July 7). HM 66727.
Curzon of Kedleton, George Nathaniel Curzon, Marquess, 1859-1925. In Sir Cecil Spring Rice, 1859-1918, letter to Henry White, 1850-1927, (1914, July 29). HM 66749.
Great Britain -- Politics and government. In James Bryce, Viscount Bryce, 1838-1922, letters to Henry White, 1850-1927, (1914-1916). HM 66724, 66729.
Greece -- Politics and government -- 1917-1935. In James Bryce, Viscount Bryce, 1838-1922, letter to Henry White, 1850-1927, (1919, Apr. 1). HM 66735.
Home rule -- Ireland. In James Bryce, Viscount Bryce, 1838-1922, letter to Henry White, 1850- 1927, (1914, Mar. 27). HM 66724.
Howard of Penrith, Esme Howard, Baron, 1863-1939. In James Bryce, Viscount Bryce, 1838- 1922, letter to Henry White, 1850-1927, (1918, Dec. 10). HM 66733.
Hughes, Charles Evans, 1862-1948. In James Bryce, Viscount Bryce, 1838-1922, letter to Henry White, 1850-1927, (1916, July 16). HM 66729.
Labor Unions -- Great Britain -- History -- 20th century. In James Bryce, Viscount Bryce, 1838- 1922, letter to Henry White, 1850-1927, (1919, Sep. 30). HM 66740.
League of Nations. In James Bryce, Viscount Bryce, 1838-1922, letters to Henry White, 1850- 1927, (1919). HM 66734, 66736-66738.
League of Nations. In James Ford Rhodes, 1848-1927, letter to Henry White, 1850-1927, (1920, Jan. 1). HM 66747.
Lloyd George, David, 1863-1945. In James Bryce, Viscount Bryce, 1838-1922, letter to Henry White, 1850-1927, (1916, July 16). HM 66729.
Lodge, Henry Cabot, 1850-1924. In Elise Richards Jusserand, letter to Henry White, 1850-1927, (1914, Oct. 3). HM 66745.
Lodge, Henry Cabot, 1850-1924. In James Ford Rhodes, 1848-1927, letter to Henry White, 1850- 1927, (1920, Jan. 1). HM 66747.
Lodge, Henry Cabot, 1850-1924. In Sir Cecil Spring Rice, 1859-1918, letter to Henry White, 1850-1927, (1914, July 29). HM 66749.
Lusitania (Steamship). In James Bryce, Viscount Bryce, 1838-1922, letter to Henry White, 1850- 1927, (1915, July 7). HM 66727.
Neutrality -- United States. In George Nathaniel Curzon, Marquess Curzon of Kedleton, 1859- 1925, letter to Henry White, 1850-1927, (1916, Aug. 12). HM 66743.
Paris Peace Conference (1919-1926). In James Bryce, Viscount Bryce, 1838-1922, letters to Henry White, 1850-1927, (1918-1919). HM 66731-66734, 66736-66739, 66742.
Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919. In James Bryce, Viscount Bryce, 1838-1922, letters to Henry White, 1850-1927, (1914-1915). HM 66725, 66728.
Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919. In Sir Cecil Spring Rice, 1859-1918, letter to Henry White, 1850-1927, (1914, July 29). HM 66749.
Turkey -- Politics and government -- 20th century. In James Bryce, Viscount Bryce, 1838-1922, letters to Henry White, 1850-1927, (1919). HM 66738, 66742.
United States -- Politics and government. In James Bryce, Viscount Bryce, 1838-1922, letters to Henry White, 1850-1927, (1916-1917). HM 66729, 66730.
United States -- Politics and government. In James Ford Rhodes, 1848-1927, letter to Henry White, 1850-1927, (1920, Jan. 1). HM 66747.
United States -- Politics and government. In Sir Cecil Spring Rice, 1859-1918, letter to Henry White, 1850-1927, (1914, Jan. 24). HM 66748.
Wilson, Woodrow, 1856-1924. In James Bryce, Viscount Bryce, 1838-1922, letters to Henry White, 1850-1927, (1913-1919). HM 66722, 66725, 66730-66731, 66736-66737.
Wilson, Woodrow, 1856-1924. In George Nathaniel Curzon, Marquess Curzon of Kedleton, 1859-1925, letter to Henry White, 1850-1927, (1916, Aug. 12). HM 66743.
Wilson, Woodrow, 1856-1924. In James Ford Rhodes, 1848-1927, letter to Henry White, 1850- 1927, (1920, Jan. 1). HM 66747.
Women -- Suffrage -- Great Britain. In James Bryce, Viscount Bryce, 1838-1922, letter to Henry White, 1850-1927, (1913, Dec. 21). HM 66723.
War Reparations -- Germany. In James Bryce, Viscount Bryce, 1838-1922, letter to Henry White, 1850-1927, (1919, May 19). HM 66736.
World War, 1914-1918. In James Bryce, Viscount Bryce, 1838-1922, letters to Henry White, 1850-1927, (1914-1918). HM 66725-66731.
World War, 1914-1918. In George Nathaniel Curzon, Marquess Curzon of Kedleton, 1859-1925, letter to Henry White, 1850-1927, (1916, Aug. 12). HM 66743.
World War, 1914-1918. In Elise Richards Jusserand, letter to Henry White, 1850-1927, (1914, Oct. 3). HM 66745.

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the Huntington Library's Online Catalog.  

Subjects

Balfour, Arthur James Balfour, Earl of, 1848-1930.
Bryan, William Jennings, 1860-1925.
Churchill, Winston, 1874-1965.
Lodge, Henry Cabot, 1850-1924.
Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919.
Wilson, Woodrow, 1856-1924.
League of Nations -- Great Britain.
League of Nations -- United States.
Paris Peace Conference (1919-1920)
Diplomacy -- Great Britain.
Diplomacy -- United States.
World War, 1914-1918 -- Great Britain.
World War, 1914-1918 -- United States.
Great Britain -- History -- 20th century -- Sources.

Forms/Genres

Business letters -- Great Britain.
Busniess letters -- United States.
Letters (correspondence) -- Great Britain.
Letters (correspondence) -- United States.
Personal papers -- Great Britain.
Personal papers -- United States.

Additional Contributors

Balfour, Arthur James Balfour, Earl of, 1848-1930.
Bryce, James Bryce, Viscount, 1838-1922.
Curzon of Kedleston, George Nathaniel Curzon, Marquess, 1859-1925.
Jusserand, Elise Richards.
Midleton, William St. John Fremantle Brodrick, Earl of, b. 1856.
Rhodes, James Ford, 1848-1927.
Spring Rice, Cecil, Sir, 1859-1918.
White, Henry, 1850-1927.


Collection Contents

Box 1

Correspondence

 

Balfour, Arthur James Balfour, Earl of, 1848-1930. 1 letter to [Henry White, 1850-1927], Contem. copy (L.S., typewritten: 1 p.), (1911, Dec. 14), Whittingeham (East Lothian, Eng.). HM 66718

Marked: “Private.” Also enclosed: Contem. copy of a letter from [White] to Balfour, [1911], (1 p.).
 

Bryce, James Bryce, Viscount, 1838-1922. 1 letter to Henry White, 1850-1927, Contem. copy (L.S., typewritten: 1 p.), (1906, Dec. 22), Dublin (Ire.). HM 66719

Also enclosed: carbon copy (1 p.).
 

Bryce, James Bryce, Viscount, 1838-1922. 1 letter to Henry White, 1850-1927, A.L.S. (4 p.), (1911, Jan. 26), Washington (D.C.). HM 66720

Also enclosed: contem. and carbon copies (2 p.).
 

Bryce, James Bryce, Viscount, 1838-1922. 1 letter to Henry White, 1850-1927, Contem. copy (L.S., typewritten: 1 p.), (1912, Nov. 15), Washington (D.C.). HM 66721

Also enclosed: carbon copy (1 p.).
 

Bryce, James Bryce, Viscount, 1838-1922. 1 letter to Henry White, 1850-1927, Contem. copy (L.S., typewritten: 1 p.), (1913, Oct. 10), Hindleap, Forest Row (East Sussex, Eng.). HM 66722

Also enclosed: carbon copy (1 p.).
 

Bryce, James Bryce, Viscount, 1838-1922. 1 letter to Henry White, 1850-1927, Contem. copy (L.S., typewritten: 1 p.), (1913, Dec. 31), Hindleap, Forest Row (East Sussex, Eng.). HM 66723

Also enclosed: carbon copy (1 p.).
 

Bryce, James Bryce, Viscount, 1838-1922. 1 letter to Henry White, 1850-1927, Contem. copy (L.S., typewritten: 2 p.), (1914, Mar. 27), [Aboard P.&O. S.N. S.S.]. HM 66724

Also enclosed: carbon copy (1 p., incomplete, p. 2 missing).
 

Bryce, James Bryce, Viscount, 1838-1922. 1 letter to Henry White, 1850-1927, Carbon copy (L.S., typewritten: 2 p.), (1914, July 24-Aug. 12), Hindleap, Forest Row (East Sussex, Eng.). HM 66725

 

Bryce, James Bryce, Viscount, 1838-1922. 1 letter to Henry White, 1850-1927, Contem. copy (L.S., typewritten: 1 p.), (1914, Dec. 24), Hindleap, Forest Row (East Sussex, Eng.). HM 66726

Also enclosed: carbon copy (1 p.).
 

Bryce, James Bryce, Viscount, 1838-1922. 1 letter to Henry White, 1850-1927, Carbon copy (L.S., typewritten: 3 p.), (1915, July 7), London (Eng.). HM 66727

 

Bryce, James Bryce, Viscount, 1838-1922. 1 letter to Henry White, 1850-1927, Carbon copy (L.S., typewritten: 2 p.), (1915, Oct. 15), London (Eng.). HM 66728

 

Bryce, James Bryce, Viscount, 1838-1922. 1 letter to Henry White, 1850-1927, Contem. copy (L.S., typewritten: 2 p.), (1916, July 16), Hindleap, Forest Row (East Sussex, Eng.). HM 66729

Also enclosed: carbon copy (2 p.).
 

Bryce, James Bryce, Viscount, 1838-1922. 1 letter to Henry White, 1850-1927, Contem. copy (L.S., typewritten: 2 p.), (1917, Feb. 28), London (Eng.). HM 66730

Also enclosed: carbon copy (2 p.).
 

Bryce, James Bryce, Viscount, 1838-1922. 1 letter to Henry White, 1850-1927, Contem. copy (L.S., typewritten: 1 p.), ([1918], Nov. 17), Hindleap, Forest Row (East Sussex, Eng.). HM 66731

Also enclosed: carbon copy (1 p.). Note: both copies misdated “1908.”
 

Bryce, James Bryce, Viscount, 1838-1922. 1 letter to Henry White, 1850-1927, Contem. copy (L.S., typewritten: 1 p.), (1918, Dec. 7), Hindleap, Forest Row (East Sussex, Eng.). HM 66732

Also enclosed: carbon copy (1 p.).
 

Bryce, James Bryce, Viscount, 1838-1922. 1 letter to Henry White, 1850-1927, Contem. copy (L.S., typewritten: 1 p.), (1918, Dec. 10), Hindleap, Forest Row (East Sussex, Eng.). HM 66733

Also enclosed: carbon copy (1 p.). Note: a letter of introduction.
 

Bryce, James Bryce, Viscount, 1838-1922. 1 letter to Henry White, 1850-1927, Contem. copy (L.S., typewritten: 2 p.), (1919, Jan. 17), Hindleap, Forest Row (East Sussex, Eng.). HM 66734

Also enclosed: carbon copy (2 p.).
 

Bryce, James Bryce, Viscount, 1838-1922. 1 letter to Henry White, 1850-1927, Carbon copy (L.S., typewritten: 2 p.), (1919, Apr. 1). HM 66735

Marked: “Confidential.”
 

Bryce, James Bryce, Viscount, 1838-1922. 1 letter to Henry White, 1850-1927, Carbon copy (L.S., typewritten: 2 p.), (1919, May 19), London (Eng.). HM 66736

Also enclosed: two carbon copies (4 p.).
 

Bryce, James Bryce, Viscount, 1838-1922. 1 letter to Henry White, 1850-1927, Contem. copy (L.S., typewritten: 1 p.), (1919, May 30). HM 66737

Also enclosed: carbon copy (1 p.).
 

Bryce, James Bryce, Viscount, 1838-1922. 1 letter to Henry White, 1850-1927, Contem. copy (L.S., typewritten: 2 p.), (1919, June 12), Hindleap, Forest Row (East Sussex, Eng.). HM 66738

Also enclosed: carbon copy (2 p.) and three copies of “Extract from a letter…” (6 p.).
 

Bryce, James Bryce, Viscount, 1838-1922. 1 letter to Henry White, 1850-1927, Contem. copy (L.S., typewritten: 1 p.), ([1919], July 24-25), London (Eng.). HM 66739

Also enclosed: carbon copy (1 p.).
 

Bryce, James Bryce, Viscount, 1838-1922. 1 letter to Henry White, 1850-1927, Carbon copy (L.S., typewritten: 2 p.), (1919, Sep. 30), Hindleap, Forest Row (East Sussex, Eng.). HM 66740

 

Bryce, James Bryce, Viscount, 1838-1922. 1 letter to Henry White, 1850-1927, Contem. copy (L.S., typewritten: 1 p.), (1919, Nov. 3), Eastbourne (Eng.). HM 66741

Also enclosed: carbon copy (1 p.).
 

Bryce, James Bryce, Viscount, 1838-1922. 1 letter to Henry White, 1850-1927, Contem. copy (L.S., typewritten: 1 p.), (1919, Nov. 22), Hindleap, Forest Row (East Sussex, Eng.). HM 66742

Also enclosed: carbon copy (1 p.).
 

Curzon of Kedleton, George Nathaniel Curzon, Marquess, 1859-1925. 1 letter to [Henry White, 1850-1927], Contem. copy (L.S., typewritten: 2 p.), (1916, Aug. 12), London (Eng.). HM 66743

Marked: “Confidential.” Also enclosed: carbon copy (2 p.).
 

Curzon of Kedleton, George Nathaniel Curzon, Marquess, 1859-1925. 1 letter to Henry White, 1850-1927, Contem. copy (L.S., typewritten: 1 p.), (1917, Jan. 14), London (Eng.). HM 66744

Also enclosed: carbon copy (1 p.).
 

Jusserand, Elise Richards. 1 letter to Henry White, 1850-1927, Carbon copy (L.S., typewritten: 1 p.), (1914, Oct. 3), Washington (D.C.). HM 66745

 

Midleton, William St. John Fremantle Brodrick, Earl of, 1856-1942. 1 letter to Henry White, 1850-1927, Contem. copy (L.S., typewritten: 2 p.), (1911, Sep. 12), Rotherham (Eng.). HM 66746

Marked: “Private.”
 

Rhodes, James Ford, 1848-1927. 1 letter to Henry White, 1850-1927, Contem. copy (L.S., typewritten: 2 p.), (1920, Jan. 1), Boston (Mass.). HM 66747

 

Spring Rice, Cecil, Sir, 1859-1918. 1 letter to [Henry White, 1850-1927], Contem. copy (L.S., typewritten: 1 p.), (1914, Jan. 24), Washington (D.C.). HM 66748

Also enclosed: carbon copy (1 p.).
 

Spring Rice, Cecil, Sir, 1859-1918. 1 letter to [Henry White, 1850-1927], Contem. copy (L.S., typewritten: 1 p.), (1914, July 29), London (Eng.). HM 66749