Lot 1185: Ireland

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Lot 1185: Ireland: Manuscript Draft, Unsigned, In The Hand Of James Bryce, With Various Corrections, Three Pages, 4To, N.P. (London), N.D., On The Blind Embossed Stationery Of The House Of Commons. Bryce Has Titled His Draft 'The Unionist Association To Promote Self Government For Ireland' And States, In Part, 'Those Who Are Opposed To The Bill For The Better Government Of Ireland Are Anxious To Do Two Things (1) To Monopolise The Name Of "Unionist" & (2) To Brand All Those Who Differ From Them As "Separationists". The Supporters Of Self Government For Ireland Consider The Integrity Of The United Kingdom As An Essential Element Of The Scheme. In Order To Emphasize The Fact It Is Proposed To Form A "Unionist Association To Promote Self Government For Ireland"' And Should Include All Those Who Are Opposed To Separation And 'Are Anxious To Support The Principle That Ireland Should Manage All Affairs That Are Specifically And Exclusively Irish'. The Integral Leaf Bears The Names Of Over Thirty Politicians Etc., Supporters Of Bryce'S Proposal, Most Of The Names In Ink Or Pencil In Bryce'S Hand, Although Some Signed By The Politicians Themselves (Foster, Swinburne, Borlase, Reid, Lacaita, Newnes, Strong Etc.). Together With An A.L.S., J Bryce, One Page, 8Vo, N.P. (London), 15Th July N.Y., To Mrs. Evans, On The Blind Embossed Stationery Of The House Of Commons Library, Politely Declining An Invitation As He Is Already Engaged To Dine In Another Suburb Of London, And Also Including A Second A.L.S., J Bryce, One Page, 8Vo, Bryanston Square, London, 29Th January N.Y., To A Gentleman, Arranging A Dinner Appointment With His Correspondent. The Draft Very Slightly Irregularly And Neatly Trimmed At The Edges And With Traces Of Former Mounting To The Left Edge Of The First Page And Verso, Not Affecting The Text Or Signatures. G To Vg, 3. James Bryce (1838-1922) 1St Viscount Bryce. British Academic, Jurist, Historian & Liberal Politician Who Served As Chief Secretary For Ireland From 1905-07. International Autograph Auctions' Autograph Auction October 2015 Saturday, 3rd October 2015 Estimate: £80-100
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