Sir Frederick William Adolphus Bruce Papers

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Sir Frederick William Adolphus Bruce papers
Creator: Bruce, Frederick W. A. (Frederick William Adolphus), Sir, 1814-1867
Call Number: D.34
Dates: 1865-1867
Physical Description: 108 items
Language(s): Materials are in English
Repository: Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester

Table of Contents:

Biographical/Historical Note
Scope and Content
Subject(s)
Access
Use
Citation
Related Materials
Content List
Series I: 1865
Series II: 1866
Series III: 1867
Collection Overview
Title: Sir Frederick William Adolphus Bruce papers
Creator: Bruce, Frederick W. A. (Frederick William Adolphus), Sir, 1814-1867
Call Number: D.34
Dates: 1865-1867
Physical Description: 108 items
Language(s): Materials are in English
Repository: Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester

Biographical/Historical Note
Sir Frederick William Adolphus Bruce (1814-1867) served as the British representative in Washington, D.C. from March 1, 1865 until his death in Boston on September 19, 1867.

Scope and Content
The correspondence in this collection covers his tenure in this office, and consists of retained copies of reports sent to Prime Minister Lord John Russell (31 letters), and the foreign ministers the Earl of Clarendon (40 letters) and Lord Stanley (37 letters).

The majority of the letters are in the hand of a secretary, but four of the reports (May 2, 1865; July 3, 1865; March 5, 1866; January 27, 1867) are drafts written in Bruce's own hand.

The letters cover various subjects of concern between the United States and Great Britain in the immediate post-Civil War and Reconstruction period. Topics include American politics, the Alabama Claims controversy, the Fenian movement, and United States-Mexican relations. Bruce also wrote extensively of his personal and professional impressions of President Andrew Johnson, Secretary of State William Henry Seward, and other American political leaders.

A complete list of the correspondence is included in this register.

Subject(s):
Great Britain
American Civil War (1861-1865)
Alabama claims
Fenians
Reconstruction (United States : 1865-1877)
Correspondence
Bruce, Frederick W. A. (Frederick William Adolphus), Sir, 1814-1867
Johnson, Andrew, 1808-1875
Seward, William H. (William Henry), 1801-1872
Access
The Sir Frederick William Adolphus Bruce papers is open for research use. Researchers are advised to contact Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation prior to visiting. Upon arrival, researchers will also be asked to fill out a registration form and provide photo identification.Use
Reproductions are made upon request but can be subject to restrictions. Permission to publish materials from the collection must currently be requested. Please note that some materials may be copyrighted or restricted. It is the researcher's obligation to determine and satisfy copyright or other case restrictions when publishing or otherwise distributing materials found in the collections. For more information contact rarebks@library.rochester.eduCitation
[Item title, item date], Sir Frederick William Adolphus Bruce papers, D.34, Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of RochesterRelated Materials
Biographical information on Sir Frederick William Adolphus Bruce can be found in the Dictionary of National Biography.


Administrative Information
Author: Finding aid prepared by Rare Books and Special Collections staff
Publisher: Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester
Address:
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Content List
Series I: 1865
Box 1, Folder 1Sir Frederick William Adolphus Bruce to Lord John Russell, April 20, 1865
7 pages

Box 1, Folder 2Sir Frederick William Adolphus Bruce to Lord John Russell, April 20, 1865
4 pages

Box 1, Folder 3Sir Frederick William Adolphus Bruce to Lord John Russell, April 24, 1865
11 pages, newspaper clipping

Box 1, Folder 4Sir Frederick William Adolphus Bruce to Lord John Russell, April 27, 1865
3 pages

Box 1, Folder 5Sir Frederick William Adolphus Bruce to Lord John Russell, May 2, 1865
11 pages, newspaper clipping Letter written in Bruce's hand

Box 1, Folder 6Sir Frederick William Adolphus Bruce to Lord John Russell, May 5, 1865
5 pages

Box 1, Folder 7Sir Frederick William Adolphus Bruce to Lord John Russell, May 6, 1865
14 pages

Box 1, Folder 8Sir Frederick William Adolphus Bruce to Lord John Russell, May 8, 1865
4 pages

Box 1, Folder 9Sir Frederick William Adolphus Bruce to Lord John Russell, May 10, 1865
13 pages

Box 1, Folder 10Sir Frederick William Adolphus Bruce to Lord John Russell, May 19, 1865
9 pages, newspaper clipping

Box 1, Folder 11Sir Frederick William Adolphus Bruce to Lord John Russell, May 22, 1865
8 pages

Box 1, Folder 12Sir Frederick William Adolphus Bruce to Lord John Russell, May 26, 1865
7 pages

Box 1, Folder 13Sir Frederick William Adolphus Bruce to Lord John Russell, May 30, 1865
9 pages

Box 1, Folder 14Sir Frederick William Adolphus Bruce to Lord John Russell, June 1, 1865
11 pages, newspaper clipping

Box 1, Folder 15Sir Frederick William Adolphus Bruce to Lord John Russell, June 13, 1865
10 pages

Box 1, Folder 16Sir Frederick William Adolphus Bruce to Lord John Russell, June 18, 1865
19 pages

Box 1, Folder 17Sir Frederick William Adolphus Bruce to Lord John Russell, June 24, 1865
7 pages

Box 1, Folder 18Sir Frederick William Adolphus Bruce to Lord John Russell, June 27, 1865
8 pages

Box 1, Folder 19Sir Frederick William Adolphus Bruce to Lord John Russell, July 3, 1865
7 pages, in Bruce's hand

Box 1, Folder 20Sir Frederick William Adolphus Bruce to Lord John Russell, July 17, 1865
7 pages

Box 1, Folder 21Sir Frederick William Adolphus Bruce to Lord John Russell, July 20, 1865
4 pages

Box 1, Folder 22Sir Frederick William Adolphus Bruce to Lord John Russell, July 24, 1865
8 pages

Box 1, Folder 23Sir Frederick William Adolphus Bruce to Lord John Russell, July 25, 1865
3 pages

Box 1, Folder 24Sir Frederick William Adolphus Bruce to Lord John Russell, July 27, 1865
14 pages

Box 1, Folder 25Sir Frederick William Adolphus Bruce to Lord John Russell, August 8, 1865
6 pages

Box 1, Folder 26Sir Frederick William Adolphus Bruce to Lord John Russell, August 14, 1865
4 pages

Box 1, Folder 27Sir Frederick William Adolphus Bruce to Lord John Russell, August 21, 1865
5 pages

Box 1, Folder 28Sir Frederick William Adolphus Bruce to Lord John Russell, September 24, 1865
4 pages

Box 1, Folder 29Sir Frederick William Adolphus Bruce to Lord John Russell, October 23, 1865
6 pages

Box 1, Folder 30Sir Frederick William Adolphus Bruce to Lord John Russell, October 31, 1865
3 pages

Box 1, Folder 31Sir Frederick William Adolphus Bruce to Lord John Russell, November 20, 1865
4 pages

Box 1, Folder 32Sir Frederick William Adolphus Bruce to George William Frederick Villiers, 4th Earl of Clarendon and 4th Baron Hyde, November 20, 1865
8 pages

Box 1, Folder 33Sir Frederick William Adolphus Bruce to George William Frederick Villiers, 4th Earl of Clarendon and 4th Baron Hyde, December 4, 1865
10 pages

Box 1, Folder 34Sir Frederick William Adolphus Bruce to George William Frederick Villiers, 4th Earl of Clarendon and 4th Baron Hyde, December 12, 1865
12 pages

Box 1, Folder 35Sir Frederick William Adolphus Bruce to George William Frederick Villiers, 4th Earl of Clarendon and 4th Baron Hyde, December 26, 1865
8 pages

Box 1, Folder 36Sir Frederick William Adolphus Bruce to George William Frederick Villiers, 4th Earl of Clarendon and 4th Baron Hyde, December 31, 1865
9 pages

Series II: 1866
Box 1, Folder 37Sir Frederick William Adolphus Bruce to George William Frederick Villiers, 4th Earl of Clarendon and 4th Baron Hyde, January 23, 1866
4 pages

Box 1, Folder 38Sir Frederick William Adolphus Bruce to George William Frederick Villiers, 4th Earl of Clarendon and 4th Baron Hyde, January 29, 1866
9 pages

Box 1, Folder 39Sir Frederick William Adolphus Bruce to George William Frederick Villiers, 4th Earl of Clarendon and 4th Baron Hyde, February 5, 1866
12 pages

Box 1, Folder 40Sir Frederick William Adolphus Bruce to George William Frederick Villiers, 4th Earl of Clarendon and 4th Baron Hyde, February 5, 1866
8 pages

Box 1, Folder 41Sir Frederick William Adolphus Bruce to George William Frederick Villiers, 4th Earl of Clarendon and 4th Baron Hyde, February 6, 1866
3 pages

Box 1, Folder 42Sir Frederick William Adolphus Bruce to George William Frederick Villiers, 4th Earl of Clarendon and 4th Baron Hyde, February 9, 1866
11 pages

Box 1, Folder 43Sir Frederick William Adolphus Bruce to George William Frederick Villiers, 4th Earl of Clarendon and 4th Baron Hyde, February 12, 1866
3 pages

Box 1, Folder 44Sir Frederick William Adolphus Bruce to George William Frederick Villiers, 4th Earl of Clarendon and 4th Baron Hyde, February 20, 1866
6 pages

Box 1, Folder 45Sir Frederick William Adolphus Bruce to George William Frederick Villiers, 4th Earl of Clarendon and 4th Baron Hyde, February 22, 1866
3 pages

Box 1, Folder 46Sir Frederick William Adolphus Bruce to George William Frederick Villiers, 4th Earl of Clarendon and 4th Baron Hyde, March 5, 1866
11 pages

Box 1, Folder 47Sir Frederick William Adolphus Bruce to George William Frederick Villiers, 4th Earl of Clarendon and 4th Baron Hyde, March 5, 1866
4 pages, written in Bruce's hand

Box 1, Folder 48Sir Frederick William Adolphus Bruce to George William Frederick Villiers, 4th Earl of Clarendon and 4th Baron Hyde, March 10, 1866
12 pages, 2 newspaper clippings

Box 1, Folder 49Sir Frederick William Adolphus Bruce to George William Frederick Villiers, 4th Earl of Clarendon and 4th Baron Hyde, March 16, 1866
20 pages

Box 1, Folder 50Sir Frederick William Adolphus Bruce to George William Frederick Villiers, 4th Earl of Clarendon and 4th Baron Hyde, March 20, 1866
7 pages

Box 1, Folder 51Sir Frederick William Adolphus Bruce to George William Frederick Villiers, 4th Earl of Clarendon and 4th Baron Hyde, March 26, 1866
7 pages

Box 2, Folder 1Sir Frederick William Adolphus Bruce to George William Frederick Villiers, 4th Earl of Clarendon and 4th Baron Hyde, March 29, 1866
8 pages

Box 2, Folder 2Sir Frederick William Adolphus Bruce to George William Frederick Villiers, 4th Earl of Clarendon and 4th Baron Hyde, April 3, 1866
7 pages

Box 2, Folder 3Sir Frederick William Adolphus Bruce to George William Frederick Villiers, 4th Earl of Clarendon and 4th Baron Hyde, April 9, 1866
13 pages

Box 2, Folder 4Sir Frederick William Adolphus Bruce to George William Frederick Villiers, 4th Earl of Clarendon and 4th Baron Hyde, April 12, 1866
8 pages, newspaper clipping

Box 2, Folder 5Sir Frederick William Adolphus Bruce to George William Frederick Villiers, 4th Earl of Clarendon and 4th Baron Hyde, April 17, 1866
5 pages Enclosed: "Memorandum of a Conversation with the President on the 12th April, on the subject of Fenianism" (4pages)

Box 2, Folder 6Sir Frederick William Adolphus Bruce to George William Frederick Villiers, 4th Earl of Clarendon and 4th Baron Hyde, April 23, 1866
3 pages

Box 2, Folder 7Sir Frederick William Adolphus Bruce to George William Frederick Villiers, 4th Earl of Clarendon and 4th Baron Hyde, April 29, 1866
7 pages

Box 2, Folder 8Sir Frederick William Adolphus Bruce to George William Frederick Villiers, 4th Earl of Clarendon and 4th Baron Hyde, May 1, 1866
4 pages

Box 2, Folder 9Sir Frederick William Adolphus Bruce to George William Frederick Villiers, 4th Earl of Clarendon and 4th Baron Hyde, May 6, 1866
7 pages

Box 2, Folder 10Sir Frederick William Adolphus Bruce to George William Frederick Villiers, 4th Earl of Clarendon and 4th Baron Hyde, May 15, 1866
3 pages

Box 2, Folder 11Sir Frederick William Adolphus Bruce to George William Frederick Villiers, 4th Earl of Clarendon and 4th Baron Hyde, May 28, 1866
4 pages

Box 2, Folder 12Sir Frederick William Adolphus Bruce to George William Frederick Villiers, 4th Earl of Clarendon and 4th Baron Hyde, May 28, 1866
4 pages

Box 2, Folder 13Sir Frederick William Adolphus Bruce to George William Frederick Villiers, 4th Earl of Clarendon and 4th Baron Hyde, May 29, 1866
2 pages

Box 2, Folder 14Sir Frederick William Adolphus Bruce to George William Frederick Villiers, 4th Earl of Clarendon and 4th Baron Hyde, June 4, 1866
2 pages

Box 2, Folder 15Sir Frederick William Adolphus Bruce to George William Frederick Villiers, 4th Earl of Clarendon and 4th Baron Hyde, June 10, 1866
7 pages

Box 2, Folder 16Sir Frederick William Adolphus Bruce to George William Frederick Villiers, 4th Earl of Clarendon and 4th Baron Hyde, June 18, 1866
5 pages

Box 2, Folder 17Sir Frederick William Adolphus Bruce to George William Frederick Villiers, 4th Earl of Clarendon and 4th Baron Hyde, June 26, 1866
5 pages

Box 2, Folder 18Sir Frederick William Adolphus Bruce to George William Frederick Villiers, 4th Earl of Clarendon and 4th Baron Hyde, July 2, 1866
5 pages

Box 2, Folder 19Sir Frederick William Adolphus Bruce to George William Frederick Villiers, 4th Earl of Clarendon and 4th Baron Hyde, July 9, 1866
2 pages

Box 2, Folder 20Sir Frederick William Adolphus Bruce to George William Frederick Villiers, 4th Earl of Clarendon and 4th Baron Hyde, July 15, 1866
3 pages

Box 2, Folder 21Sir Frederick William Adolphus Bruce to Edward Henry Stanley, 15th Earl of Derby, July 26, 1866
8 pages

Box 2, Folder 22Sir Frederick William Adolphus Bruce to Edward Henry Stanley, 15th Earl of Derby, August 7, 1866
3 pages

Box 2, Folder 23August 13: Bruce to Stanley (2p.) Sir Frederick William Adolphus Bruce to Edward Henry Stanley, 15th Earl of Derby, August 13, 1866
2 pages

Box 2, Folder 24Sir Frederick William Adolphus Bruce to Edward Henry Stanley, 15th Earl of Derby, September 9, 1866
6 pages

Box 2, Folder 25Sir Frederick William Adolphus Bruce to Edward Henry Stanley, 15th Earl of Derby, September 17, 1866
3 pages

Box 2, Folder 26Sir Frederick William Adolphus Bruce to Edward Henry Stanley, 15th Earl of Derby, September 23, 1866
4 pages

Box 2, Folder 27Sir Frederick William Adolphus Bruce to Edward Henry Stanley, 15th Earl of Derby, October 22, 1866
4 pages

Box 2, Folder 28Sir Frederick William Adolphus Bruce to Edward Henry Stanley, 15th Earl of Derby, October 29, 1866
6 pages

Box 2, Folder 29Sir Frederick William Adolphus Bruce to Edward Henry Stanley, 15th Earl of Derby, November 5, 1866
3 pages

Box 2, Folder 30Sir Frederick William Adolphus Bruce to Edward Henry Stanley, 15th Earl of Derby, November 13, 1866
2 pages

Box 2, Folder 31Sir Frederick William Adolphus Bruce to Edward Henry Stanley, 15th Earl of Derby, November 13, 1866
2 pages

Box 2, Folder 32Sir Frederick William Adolphus Bruce to Edward Henry Stanley, 15th Earl of Derby, November 19, 1866
4 pages

Box 2, Folder 33Sir Frederick William Adolphus Bruce to Edward Henry Stanley, 15th Earl of Derby, November 26, 1866
8 pages

Box 2, Folder 34Sir Frederick William Adolphus Bruce to Edward Henry Stanley, 15th Earl of Derby, December 11, 1866
5 pages

Box 2, Folder 35Sir Frederick William Adolphus Bruce to Edward Henry Stanley, 15th Earl of Derby, December 17, 1866
5 pages

Box 2, Folder 36Sir Frederick William Adolphus Bruce to Edward Henry Stanley, 15th Earl of Derby, December 24, 1866
3 pages

Box 2, Folder 37Sir Frederick William Adolphus Bruce to Edward Henry Stanley, 15th Earl of Derby, December 25, 1866
5 pages

Box 2, Folder 38Sir Frederick William Adolphus Bruce to Edward Henry Stanley, 15th Earl of Derby, December 31, 1866
3 pages

Series III: 1867
Box 2, Folder 39Sir Frederick William Adolphus Bruce to Edward Henry Stanley, 15th Earl of Derby, January 8, 1867
3 pages

Box 2, Folder 40Sir Frederick William Adolphus Bruce to Edward Henry Stanley, 15th Earl of Derby, January 22, 1867
4 pages

Box 2, Folder 41Sir Frederick William Adolphus Bruce to Edward Henry Stanley, 15th Earl of Derby, January 27, 1867
8 pages, written in Bruce's hand

Box 2, Folder 42Sir Frederick William Adolphus Bruce to Edward Henry Stanley, 15th Earl of Derby, February 2, 1867
1 page, with 2nd, enclosed letter: from Bedford Pim to Bruce, dated January 30, 1867.

Box 2, Folder 43Sir Frederick William Adolphus Bruce to Edward Henry Stanley, 15th Earl of Derby, February 4, 1867
6 pages

Box 2, Folder 44Sir Frederick William Adolphus Bruce to Edward Henry Stanley, 15th Earl of Derby, February 11, 1867
3 pages

Box 2, Folder 45Sir Frederick William Adolphus Bruce to Edward Henry Stanley, 15th Earl of Derby, February 19, 1867
3 pages

Box 2, Folder 46Sir Frederick William Adolphus Bruce to Edward Henry Stanley, 15th Earl of Derby, February 25, 1867
4 pages

Box 2, Folder 47Sir Frederick William Adolphus Bruce to Edward Henry Stanley, 15th Earl of Derby, March 4, 1867
6 pages

Box 2, Folder 48Sir Frederick William Adolphus Bruce to Edward Henry Stanley, 15th Earl of Derby, April 2, 1867
3 pages

Box 2, Folder 49Sir Frederick William Adolphus Bruce to Edward Henry Stanley, 15th Earl of Derby, April 8, 1867
3 pages

Box 2, Folder 50Sir Frederick William Adolphus Bruce to Edward Henry Stanley, 15th Earl of Derby, April 16, 1867
6 pages

Box 2, Folder 51Sir Frederick William Adolphus Bruce to Edward Henry Stanley, 15th Earl of Derby, June 3, 1867
5 pages

Box 2, Folder 52Sir Frederick William Adolphus Bruce to Edward Henry Stanley, 15th Earl of Derby, June 17, 1867
3 pages

Box 2, Folder 53Sir Frederick William Adolphus Bruce to Edward Henry Stanley, 15th Earl of Derby, July 8, 1867
6 pages

Box 2, Folder 54Sir Frederick William Adolphus Bruce to Edward Henry Stanley, 15th Earl of Derby, July 14, 1867
3 pages

Box 2, Folder 55Sir Frederick William Adolphus Bruce to Edward Henry Stanley, 15th Earl of Derby, July 22, 1867
5 pages

Box 2, Folder 56Sir Frederick William Adolphus Bruce to Edward Henry Stanley, 15th Earl of Derby, August 6, 1867
5 pages

Box 2, Folder 57Sir Frederick William Adolphus Bruce to Edward Henry Stanley, 15th Earl of Derby, August 20, 1867
3 pages



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