[Death of Lord Bryce (Liberal politician and jurist James Bryce, Viscount Bryce of Dechmont).] Autograph Letter Signed ('E. Marion Bryce') from his widow Lady Bryce [Elizabeth Marion Bryce, née Ashton] to 'Mrs Clifford', describing his death.

Lady Bryce [Elizabeth Marion Bryce, née Ashton] (1854-1939), wife of James Bryce [Lord Bryce; Viscount Bryce of Dechmont] (1838-1922), Liberal politician, historian and jurist
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2pp, 12mo. On paper with mourning border. In good condition, lightly aged. Folded once. Replying to a letter of condolence from Mrs Clifford, she writes that she has been 'a good deal stunned with the shock & am still overwhelmed with a mass of unanswered letters. The blow fell, as you know, with absolute suddenness - no illness & no warning. After a day spent as usual in work, & a walk with me in the afternoon, my husband went to bed that last night apparently perfectly well, & I awoke next morning to find him gone. He had passed away quite quietly in his sleep, during the night, from failure of the heart.' She is 'deeply thankful' that death should have 'come to him so gently, with no pain, & in the full strength of his powers [...] He was himself to the last, working, & planning future work, & the end came peacefully after a long life of service'. She 'cannot speak' of 'what this loss means to me, after 33 years of close companionship, [...] but even now I can feel proud to have shared such a life as his, & to have been able to help him'. She ends with reference to the tributes to her husband which have come 'from all quarters & countries'.