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Stephen, Sir James, 1789-1859 (Knight, civil servant)

 Person

Dates

  • Existence: 1789 - 1859

Biography

Sir James Stephen (1789-1859) was born at Lambeth on 3 Jan. 1789, the son of James Stephen (1758-1832). He entered Trinity Hall, Cambridge, in 1806, and was called to the bar at Lincoln's Inn in 1811 (LL.B., 1812). He became counsel to the colonial department in 1813, with responsibility for reporting on act of the colonial legislatures. In 1814 he married Jane Catherine (d. 1875), daughter of Jonn Venn, rector of Clapham. Their children included Sir James Fitzjames (1829-1894), 1st Baronet and judge. In 1825 Stephen became permanent counsel to the colonial office and to the board of trade, and in 1834 assistant under-secretary of state for the colonies. He was appointed to the regius professorship of modern history at Cambridge in 1849, and held a professorship at the East India College, Haileybury, 1855-1857. He died at Coblentz on 14 Sep. 1859

Found in 5 Collections and/or Records:

 Item

Letter from Sir James Stephen to John Willis Clark, 12 Sep. 1855

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.8954/140
Scope and Contents

Examination is on 29th October; 'competent knowledge' of 3 works will allow candidates to pass

Dates: 12 Sep. 1855
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
 File

Sir James Stephen: Diary

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.7511
Scope and Contents

Includes a portrait at the front of Stephen as boy.

Dates: 1846
Conditions Governing Access: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
 Series

Sir James Stephen: Letters to Marianne Thornton, 1834-1838

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9563/48-58
Scope and Contents

[48-56] Sir James Stephen to Marianne Thornton, 1834-38; [57] envelope addressed to Leonard Woolf; with [58] letter from ANNE OLIVIER BELL, suggesting that Leonard Woolf gave letters to her husband, Quentin Bell, a Stephen descendant. The letters are mostly transcribed in Add. 7674/1/O/ pp.65-79

Dates: 1834-1838
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
 Fonds

Sir James Stephen: Papers

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.7888
Scope and Contents

Includes correspondence of Stephen and papers relating to a life of Stephen written by Dr. Evelyn Christian Martin.

Dates: 1807-1953 (Circa)
Conditions Governing Access: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
 Fonds

Stephen Family: Letters and Papers

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.7349
Scope and Contents

Includes correspondence, some from India, an autobiography and essays.

Dates: 1828-1907 (Circa)
Conditions Governing Access: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).

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Collection 3
Archival Object 2
 
Subject
Australasia 1
Canada 1
Colonial administration 1
Colonial countries 1
Colonialism 1

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