Jesse Macy papers, 1862-1941.
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James Bryce, 1st Viscount Bryce, was a British writer, historian and statesman. Born in Belfast, he was educated at Glasgow University and later Oxford, he practiced law briefly, but returned to Oxford as a professor of civil law. He served in Parliament for many years, and held several government positions, including Ambassador to the United States. A renowned historian, he was also a productive writer of travel books, law tracts, and political theory. Universally admired and liked, an obituary...
Jesse Macy moved to Powesheik County, Iowa from Indiana in 1856. In 1859 he entered the academy of Iowa College at Grinnell. In 1864 he was drafted into the Union Army, serving as Quaker non-combatant with Sherman's March to the Sea. He graduated from Iowa College (later known as Grinnell) in 1870. In 1872 Macy married Mary Maude Little. From 1871 to 1885 he was principal of the Iowa College Academy. From 1885 until his retirement in 1912 he taught political science and history at Grinnell. He w...