JAMES (1ST VISCOUNT BRYCE) BRYCE (BRITAIN) - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 12/17/1920 - HFSID 56658
Sale Price $288.00
JAMES BRYCE, 1st VISCOUNT BRYCE
A letter from the politician at the recipient's request, sending good wishes for his new career. Dated in 1920, two years before his death
Autograph letter signed: "James Bryce", in black ink, 3¾x6. December 17, 1920. London, England. In full: "Dear Mr. Smith, [illegible] I send with good wishes for your career. The autograph you and he write for. I 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. Slightly toned. Stray ink marks on upper right corner. Slightly soiled. Normal mailing folds. Slight surface creases. Otherwise, fine condition.
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