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James, Montague Rhodes, 1862-1936 (biblical scholar, antiquary and palaeographer)



  • Existence: 1862 - 1936

Dates and places

1862-1936 KCC 1882

Legal status / Nationality


Sphere of activity

Bibliographer, Antiquary, Dean and Provost of King's, Provost of Eton

Found in 17 Collections and/or Records:


95 letters from Montague Rhodes James to Oscar Browning, 1887 - 1912

Reference Code: GBR/0272/OB/1/868/C
Scope and Contents From the Series:

Most of the files contain five or more letters. Some files include letters from more than one member of a family, and the larger correspondences occupy two or more files.

Dates: 1887 - 1912

Correspondence, 1887 - 1899

Reference Code: GBR/0272/CW/1
Scope and Contents The file comprises letters from various authors to CW:- a copy of a letter written on CW's behalf to T. N. Dillon [?], 6 June 1889;- 1 autograph letter signed from Herbert Fletcher de Cou, 20 July 1898;- 1 autograph letter signed from P. Giles, Emmanuel College, 28 Jan. 1899;- 1 autograph letter signed from M. R. James, undated, with CW's pencil notes;- 1 autograph letter signed from Charles G. Laing, 5 Jan. 1887;- 1 autograph letter signed from Lepsius, Darmstadt, 28...
Dates: 1887 - 1899
 Item — Container: KCHR/2/14

'Henry the Sixth: A Translation of John Blacman's Memoir', 1955

Reference Code: GBR/0272/KCHR/2/14
Scope and Contents

Publication details: King's College, Cambridge.

Dates: 1955
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Some records contain personal information as defined under the terms of the Data Protection Act (1998) and will be reserved.
 File — Box: PRESS 3/1/2/6291-6337 (PART)

James, Montague Rhodes: Correspondence with the Press, 1907 - 1933

Reference Code: GBR/0265/UA/PRESS 3/1/2/6337
Scope and Contents From the Series: The correspondence comprises incoming letters, including readers' reports.This series is known as ‘author files’ because the arrangement is focused upon the individual. Some contain correspondence only. The correspondence includes readers' reports from 1913 onwards.As the new Press Archive catalogue is not yet complete, please use the 'Former / Other Reference' to request these items.For the number of items (not the number of letters) see the number in brackets after the Former /...
Dates: 1907 - 1933
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Scholarly access to this material may be restricted if it contains information exempted from disclosure under the Freedom of Information Act, 2000. Please apply in advance to the Cambridge University Press Archivist.

James: The Papers of Montague Rhodes James

Reference Code: GBR/0272/MRJ
Scope and Contents

This collection contains the autograph manuscript work of MRJ, printed versions of his published and unpublished printed short stories, correspondence, College material, photographs and miscellany.

Dates: 1862 - 2007

Letter from Canon Wordsworth, 1933-07-26

Reference Code: GBR/0272/REB/2/Wordsworth
Scope and Contents

1 autograph letter signed, with envelope.

Dates: 1933-07-26

Letter from M. R. James (KC 1882), 1930-10-19

Reference Code: GBR/0272/REB/2/James
Scope and Contents

1 autograph letter signed from Montague Rhodes James with envelope.

Dates: 1930-10-19

Letters from Montague Rhodes James to JTS, 1898 - 1935

Reference Code: GBR/0272/JTS/2/109
Scope and Contents

8 autograph letters signed.

Dates: 1898 - 1935

Letters from Montague Rhodes James to Nathaniel Wedd, 1909-10-10 - 1927-10-31

Reference Code: GBR/0272/NW/2/31
Scope and Contents

4 autograph letters, signed.

Dates: 1909-10-10 - 1927-10-31

Letters to Rupert Brooke from a variety of correspondents, 1909 - 1914

Reference Code: GBR/0272/RCB/L/1
Scope and Contents A composite album with the sheets arranged as follows:[ff. 1-3] 1 autograph postcard, signed, from Lascelles Abercrombie with congratulations on Fellowship, 31 Mar. 1913 and 2 autograph letters, signed, on Mme. Strindberg and her projected production of 'Lysistrata', 30 Sept. and 5 Oct.[ff. 4-5] Letters from Harley Granville Barker, including: 1 letter written by his secretary and signed by him declining an invitation to lunch, 8 Nov. 1909 and 1 typed letter, signed by his secretary...
Dates: 1909 - 1914
 Sous-sous Fonds

Notes and papers for a biography of MR James

Reference Code: GBR/0272/SJRL/1/2
Scope and Contents

These items have not been catalogued in detail. Includes a file of carbon TS stories entitled 'letters to a child'.


Personal and business papers, 1900 - 1957-01

Reference Code: GBR/0272/AEF/3/1
Scope and Contents The series includes letters received, copies and carbons of AEF's outgoing letters, photographs, picture postcards, theatre programmes, telegrams, school and university examination papers, newspaper cuttings and documents relating to the League of Nations. Only significant correspondents are noted.The correspondence is mainly between Felkin and his mother, Mrs Amelia Felkin, his sister Winifred, his wife Joyce and his children Hugh and Penelope. Also included are letters from the...
Dates: 1900 - 1957-01

'The Anlaby Chartulary' by M. R. James, 1934

Reference Code: GBR/1058/COL/11/1/Anlaby/5
Scope and Contents

Offprint from the Yorkshire Archaeological Society's Journal, Part 124, Volume XXXI.

Dates: Publication: 1934
 Item — Container: KCAS/17/2/1

Twice a Fortnight Club portrait, 1890 - 1891

Reference Code: GBR/0272/KCAS/17/2/1
Scope and Contents

Black and white photograph showing Walter Headlam, Walter Crum, J[ames] K[enneth] Stephen, Hugh Benson, M. Sanderson, Gerald Duckworth, R. Carr Bosanquet, Marcus Dinsdale, E[dward] H[enry] Douty, M[ontague] R[hodes] James, E[dward] Fred[eric] Benson and E[dward] Sanderson. The names written on the back of the photograph are back to front.

Dates: 1890 - 1891
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Some records contain personal information as defined under the terms of the Data Protection Act (1998) and will be reserved.

Undergraduate essays, 1900 - 1903

Reference Code: GBR/0272/JTS/1/1
Scope and Contents

2 autograph manuscript undergraduate essays written for JTS's supervisor Montague Rhodes James.

Dates: 1900 - 1903
 File — Container: KCAR/1/1/3/2

Voting cards, 1905

Reference Code: GBR/0272/KCAR/1/1/3/2
Scope and Contents

For the election of Montague Rhodes James.

Dates: 1905