Intellectual History Archive

Institute of Intellectual History

Travel Diaries Files

Files pertaining to research by Patricia James on Malthus's travel diaries, which would eventually form the basis of her first publication in 1966.

James Archive I 1, pp. 1-240
James Archive I 1, pp. 1-240
One file of letters labelled 'Mr Malthus' chiefly consisting of Patricia James's correspondence with Robert Malthus and his housekeeper Miss Jean Catchpole over the period 1961 to 1986. The file also contains letters from Dr. G.F.McCleary and replies from RM reporting the discovery of the travel diaries.
James Archive I 2, pp. 241-722
James Archive I 2, pp. 241-722
One file labelled 'Malthus's Travel Diaries: How it all began!' containing Patricia James's correspondence with Cambridge University Press and the Royal Economic Society, including Professor Sir Austin Robinson's lengthy comments on an earlier version. There are also letters to and from Professor Ryozaburo Minami, former President of the Population Association of Japan, the scholar who was responsible for mounting an exhibition of Malthusiana in Japan in 1966, and correspondence with Norwegian authorities on the places visited by Malthus in the course of his journey. Some of James's correspondence with Lord Robbins is to be found in this file: Lord Robbins was a friend of Dr. McCleary and wrote the foreword to the published version of the travel diaries. There are also letters concerning the Malthus portraits by John Linnell originally in the possession of Robert Malthus, which were cleaned by the National Portrait Gallery before being given by him to Haileybury School, the successor institution to the East India College at which Malthus taught for most of his life.
James Archive I 3 (a), pp. 723-907
James Archive I 3 (a), pp. 723-907
First of two files labelled 'Malthus Travel Diaries 1 and 2' consisting of miscellaneous correspondence, articles and reviews relating to the research and publication of the travel diaries. Also included are a page-by-page summary of the Scandinavian journal, the manuscript of a talk given by PJ at Haileybury School in 1965 which is a sketch for the biography she was later to write, and the text of an article by James on "The Curate of Okewood".
James Archive I 3 (b), pp. 908-1179
James Archive I 3 (b), pp. 908-1179
Second of two files labelled 'Malthus Travel Diaries 1 and 2' consisting of miscellaneous correspondence, articles and reviews relating to the research and publication of the travel diaries. Also included are a page-by-page summary of the Scandinavian journal, the manuscript of a talk given by PJ at Haileybury School in 1965 which is a sketch for the biography she was later to write, and the text of an article by James on "The Curate of Okewood".
James Archive I 4, pp. 1180-1300
James Archive I 4, pp. 1180-1300
A file labelled 'Clarke letters' consisting of photocopies of the manuscript letters of Edward Clarke to William Otter, two of Malthus's closest friends. Clarke accompanied Malthus on the journey recorded in the travel diaries.
James Archive I 5, pp. 1301-1373
James Archive I 5, pp. 1301-1373
A file labelled 'Scandinavian Xeroxes' containing photocopies of early nineteenth-century travel accounts used by James while editing Malthus's travel diary.