Intellectual History Archive

Institute of Intellectual History

Miscellaneous Files

James Archive VII 1, pp. 9701-10250
James Archive VII 1, pp. 9701-10250
One file labelled 'Population Correspondence on Research' containing letters from James to various scholars, librarians and organisations written in the course of gathering material for her biography of Malthus. The file includes the copy of an incomplete Malthus letter held by the National Library of Scotland, a letter from Jesus College giving the dates on which Malthus signed the "Conclusion Book", correspondence with Jesus College about the Clarke letters they held, letters from James concerning the deposit of the diaries of Malthus and Harriet's journal in Cambridge, letters to Frida Knight, the author of the standard work on William Frend, Malthus's Cambridge tutor, letters to Lady Lyell, the owner of the Horner papers, including copies of letters from Whishaw to Horner and from Malthus to Horner, letters to the Nixon-Eckersall family, a long letter from Professor Sir Austin Robinson commenting on the draft of James's biography of Malthus, some letters to Paul Sturges on Malthus letters James had discovered, and some copies of letters to and from John Maynard Keynes (one from James Bonar) written while JMK was composing his biographical study of Malthus.
James Archive VII 2, pp. 10251-10601
James Archive VII 2, pp. 10251-10601
One file labelled 'Population Malthus - Correspondence on Publication' consisting of letters to the publisher, Routledge and Kegan Paul, including lists of corrections and replies to the proof-reader's queries. There are reports on progress to the British Academy, who supported the research, a copy of Malthus's family tree, as included in James's biography, and letters relating to illustrations used in the book. There is also some correspondence with Cambridge University Press over the travel diaries, including letters from Lord Robbins.
James Archive VII 3, pp. 10602-10797
James Archive VII 3, pp. 10602-10797
One file labelled 'Population Malthus - Reviews' containing published reviews and letters from friends occasioned by the publication of James's biography of Malthus.
James Archive VII 4, pp. 10798-11094
James Archive VII 4, pp. 10798-11094
One file labelled 'Population Variorum - Correspondence on Early Stages, Research' including correspondence generated in James's search for the authorities cited in the Essay on Population, the correspondence with Cambridge University Press over publication, as well as letters to and from Professor A. M. C. Waterman. There is a long review written by James entitled "Malthus Rehabilitated" and her correspondence with John Pullen over a joint review of the Pickering-Chatto edition of the complete works of Malthus which appeared in the Economic History Review.