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mssHM 50518-50563  
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  • Overview of the Collection
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  • Administrative Information
  • Biographical Note
  • Scope and Content
  • Indexing Terms

  • Overview of the Collection

    Title: Lloyd Stephens Bryce Papers
    Dates (inclusive): 1807-1895
    Bulk dates: 1882-1895
    Collection Number: mssHM 50518-50563
    Creator: Bryce, Lloyd Stephens, 1851-1917.
    Extent: 46 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: 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.
    Language: English.


    Open to qualified researchers by prior application through the Reader Services Department. For more information, contact Reader Services.

    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.

    Preferred Citation

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


    Gift of Ariel Appleton and Sylvia Bruce, September 1984.

    Biographical Note

    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 (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.

    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)

    Indexing Terms

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


    Cooper, Edith.
    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.

    Alternate Authors

    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.
    Oiuda, 1839-1908.
    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.