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James Family: Correspondence

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.7480

Scope and Contents

William Rhodes James (d. c.1847) married Caroline Pope (fl.1814-1855). The children of the marriage included Herbert (1822-1909), William Rhodes, Montagu (1830-1854), and Thomas (d.1850). Herbert James married Mary Emily Horton, daughter of Admiral Joshua Sydney Horton, and became rector of Livermere, near Bury St. Edmonds. They had four children, Sydney Rhodes (1855-1934), who married Linda Hoare, Herbert Ellison Rhodes (1857-1939), Grace Caroline Rhodes (c.1860-1936), who became Mrs. Woodhouse in 1910, and Montague Rhodes (1862-1936), who became a biblical scholar, antiquary and palaeographer.


  • Creation: 1835-1918


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2 archive box(es) (2 boxes)

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Presented by the executors of the late Dr M.R. James, 1954.

Related Materials

Cambridge University Library also holds sermons, lectures and addresses of Montague Rhodes James, MS.Add.7484 and 7485.

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Repository Details

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