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John James Papers

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.10019

Scope and Contents

Literary papers and correspondence of the poet John James. Includes texts of poetry and prose by James; files relating to particular subjects; correspondence; and miscellaneous items. The bulk of the collection dates from the late 1960s onwards, although there is some juvenilia dating from the 1940s.


  • Creation: 1940s-2018

Conditions Governing Access

Some files are closed for reasons of confidentiality. The collection is otherwise open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (


0.75 cubic metre(s) (54 archive boxes and one box of index cards) : Paper

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Presented by John James, May 2013, with further material received in 2016 and via his family following his death in 2018.

Related Materials

Correspondence and texts of James are found in various other manuscript collections held in Cambridge University Library.

Correspondence of James relating to 'Resuscitator' is held at The Lilly Library, Indiana University, Bloomington ('Resuscitator mss', Collection No. LMC 1919).


The collection is in process of being sorted and listed. This finding aid is an interim description and will be expanded as work proceeds.

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Repository Details

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