Sir James Stephen: Papers
||Sir James Stephen: Papers
||Stephen, Sir James, 1789-1859
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||Cambridge University Library, Department of Manuscripts and University Archives
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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.
Includes correspondence of Stephen and papers relating to a life of Stephen written by Dr. Evelyn Christian Martin.
Presented by Prof. G.S. Graham, King's College, London, 1970.
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Please cite as Cambridge University Library, Department of Manuscripts and University Archives, Sir James Stephen: Papers, MS Add.7888
The transcripts found in the collection were made for or by Caroline Emelia Stephen (1834-1909), James Stephen's daughter, for The Right Honourable Sir James Stephen, K.C.B., LL.D. Letters. With biographical notes by his daughter, Gloucester, 1906.
Cambridge University Library also holds letters and papers of the Stephen family, MSS.Add.7349 and 8381, and the original of II/119, J.S. Stephen's diary, MS.Add.7511.
There is a card index of personal name entries for original letters in the Manuscripts Reading Room.
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|Church Missionary Society|
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|Manuscripts/MS Add.7888 contains: |
||Correspondence and General Papers.
||Drafts and notes compiled by Dr. Evelyn Christian Martin for his life of Stephen.