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JAMES (1ST VISCOUNT BRYCE) BRYCE (BRITAIN) - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 08/02/1888 - DOCUMENT 81090

 

JAMES BRYCE, 1st VISCOUNT BRYCE
Brief letter from the politician in response to a request for his autograph, dated 1888
Autograph letter signed: "J. Bryce", in black ink, 4½x3 affixed to 7x9½ sheet. Unsigned clipping affixed to right of letter. August 2, 1888. In full: "Dear Sir, I send you this with pleasure as you wish it and am Faithfully yours". James Bryce (1838-1922), elevated to 1st Viscount Bryce in 1914, was a British scholar, jurist and politician. A Liberal Member of Parliament from 1880 to 1907, he held several important governmental posts, including Under-Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, President of the Board of Trade, Chief Secretary for Ireland, and chairman of a royal commission on secondary education. Bryce, who wrote a landmark study, The American Commonwealth (1888), was British Ambassador to the US from 1907 to 1913. During World War I, the Bryce Commission documented alleged German atrocities in Belgium, and Viscount Bryce was outspoken on the Armenian genocide. After the war he served on the International Court and advocated for the League of Nations. He opposed women's suffrage. Adhesive residue on bottom half. Edges irregular. Light surface creases. Corners slightly worn. Slightly toned. Otherwise, fine condition.


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JAMES BRYCE (BRITAIN)
Born: May 10, 1838 in Belfast, Ireland, United Kingdom
Died: January 22, 1922 in Sidmouth, Devon, South West England, United Kingdom





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