Lloyd Stephens Bryce Papers: Finding Aid

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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.


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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.

Collection Contents

Box 1



Arnold, Sir Edwin. The Duty and Destiny of England in India. 1892 HM 50518


Barnum, Phineas Taylor. To Lloyd Stephens Bryce. 1889, Nov. 29 HM 50519


Beauregard, Pierre Gustave Toutant. Operations about Charleston, S.C.. 1886 HM 50520


Beauregard, Pierre Gustave Toutant. The Shiloh Campaign. 1886 HM 50521


Beecher, Henry Ward. Progress of Thought in the Church. 1882 HM 50522


Beecher, Henry Ward. The Revision of Creeds. 1882 HM 50523


Beecher, Henry Ward. Shall Clergymen be Politicians? 1885 HM 50524


Boucicault, Dion. Opera. 1887 HM 50525


Burr, Aaron. To Cornelia L. Hopkins. 1807, Aug. 16 HM 50526


Burroughs, John. To Lloyd Stephens Bryce. 1892 HM 50527-50529


Chamberlain, Joseph. To Lloyd Stephens Bryce. 1891, Feb. 16 HM 50530


Clemens, Samuel Langhorne. In Defense of Shelley's Wife. 1894 HM 50531


Clemens, Samuel Langhorne. The Private History of the Jumping Frog Story. 1894 HM 50532


Cooper, Peter. Settlement of $3,000 per year on his grand-daughter Edith (Cooper) Bryce... 1879, May 31 HM 50533


Davis, Jefferson. The Indian Policy of the United States. 1886, Sep. 20 HM 50534


Davis, Jefferson. Life and Character of the Hon. John Caldwell Calhoun. 1887 HM 50535


Davis, Jefferson. To Lloyd Stephens Bryce. 1889 HM 50536-50538


De la Ramée, Marie Louise. To Lloyd Stephens Bryce. 1890, June 12 HM 50539


Dickens, Charles Culliford Boz. To Lloyd Stephens Bryce. 1892, July 18 HM 50540


Dorsey, Mary E. (Krafft). To Lloyd Stephens Bryce. c.1890 HM 50541

Box 2



Gilbert, John C. The Moral Influence of the Drama. 1883 HM 50542


Gladstone, William Ewart. The Elections and Home Rule: A Reply. 1892, July 30 HM 50543


Gladstone, William Ewart. Some Remarks on Colonel Ingersoll's Reply. 1888 HM 50544


Ingersoll, Robert Green. To Lloyd Stephens Bryce. 1889, Nov. 21 HM 50545


McKinley, William. To Lloyd Stephens Bryce. 1890, May 11 HM 50546


Mansfield, Richard. To Lloyd Stephens Bryce. 1892, July 29 HM 50547


Miles, Nelson Appleton. The Lesson of the Recent Strikes. 1894 HM 50548


Miles, Nelson Appleton. To Lloyd Stephens Bryce. 1890, Dec. 9 HM 50549


Modjeska, Helena (Opid). Success on the Stage. 1882, Oct. 6 HM 50550


Morris, Clara. To Lloyd Stephens Bryce. 1891, Aug. 1 HM 50551


Navarro, Mary (Anderson) de. To Lloyd Stephens Bryce. 1891, Aug. 2 HM 50552


Roosevelt, Theodore. Degeneration and Evolution. 1895 HM 50553


Seidl, Anton. A Musician's Retort. 1895 HM 50554


Sheridan, Philip Henry. Lee's Surrender. 1883 HM 50555


Sherman, William Tecumseh. Army Camp-fires. 1888, Oct. 10 HM 50556


Sherman, William Tecumseh. Comrades and Friends. 1886, Feb. 12 HM 50557


Sherman, William Tecumseh. Grant, Thomas, Lee. 1887, Mar. 31 HM 50558


Stanton, Elizabeth (Cady). To Lloyd Stephens Bryce. 1892, May 14 HM 50559


U.S. Dept. of State. Passports for Lloyd Stephens Bryce. 1883-1887 HM 50560-50561


Ward, Elizabeth Stuart (Phelps). To Lloyd Stephens Bryce. 1892, Feb. 1 HM 50562


Whitman, Walt. Old Poets. 1890 HM 50563