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Jowett Papers - Group II Class C

Class II Group C


 

Class II Group C - General Note

This class consists almost entirely of letters sent to BJ. It is not clear why they survived the general destruction of letters after his death, or where they were originally placed, but it seems clear that eventually they ended up, via the Bursary, in the Basement of Staircase III, from where EVQ recovered them: a note in his hand Brought up from Basement III 5 Sept 62 was found with these items. EVQ wrote the writer's name in pencil on some letters and had begun to sort them [a list by him of some of the writers was found in the box]; this process has now been completed.

Because of II C's time in the Basement, several items within it have suffered from mould, and are in a delicate condition.

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Letters from various people to BJ, mostly written 1891/2, but a few dating from before and after.  Many express concern over BJ's serious illness in October 1891. They have been arranged in alphabetical order. All letters are addressed to BJ and written in ink unless otherwise indicated.

  • [1] 1 leaf (which has suffered from mould) in Martha Knight's hand, which seems to be a list of appointments for BJ. Undated, but probably late 1880s-early 1890s [the names on this leaf have been indexed].
  • [2] G.W.S. [full name unclear], 15 Buckingham Terrace, 29 Oct [1891?], ALS [2 leaves]. Hopes for BJ's recovery. News of the writer's family.
  • [3] Evelyn Abbott, n.a., Saturday 21 Nov [1885 or 1891] ALS [1 leaf]. News of the scholarship papers.
  • [4] Evelyn Abbott, n.a., 21 Oct 1891, ALS [1 leaf]. Abbott has gone over some prefaces [for what?] with Fletcher. News of Abbott's pupils, especially Grant and Cunliffe.
  • [5] Evelyn Abbott, Balliol 19 Nov  1891, ALS [1 leaf]. On constructing a carriage for BJ. News of Abbott's book.
  • [6] Julia, Lady Abercromby, Camperdown, Dundee, 8 Oct [1891?], ALS [2 leaves]. Account of how the writer sorted out a misunderstanding between BJ and an unnamed [male] friend, now recently dead, and much mourned by Lady Abercromby.
  • [7] Julia, Lady Abercromby, Camperdown, Dundee, 12 Oct 1891, ALS [2 leaves]. Concern over BJ's illness. Reference to a bereavement [unspecified] suffered by the writer, and to a relative called Geordy who seems to have gone mad.

[8 and 10 and 9 and 11-12 were found in two envelopes each labelled by EVQ Margot Asquith]

  • [8] Margot Tennant (later Asquith), The Glen, Innerleithen, N.B., 10 Oct 1891, ALS [2 leaves]. There seems to have been a misunderstanding between her and Lady Tavistock, about which BJ rebuked her. In defence, she gives her views on society and the upper classes. [This letter is in a particularly delicate state: a transcript by EVQ and a photostat, made in 1965, are also included].
  • [9] Margot Tennant (later Asquith), n.a. 12 Oct 1891, ALS [1 leaf]. Thanks for BJ's letter, in which the misunderstanding recorded above is resolved.
  • [10] Margot Tennant (later Asquith), The Glen, Innerleithen, N.B., 17 Oct 1891, ALS [1 leaf]. Concern expressed over BJ's illness. [This letter is in delicate condition; a photostat, made in 1965, is also included].
  • [11] Margot Tennant (later Asquith), The Glen, Innerleithen, N.B., 26 Oct 1891, ALS [1 leaf]. Glad that BJ is recovering, and thanks for all his advice to her.
  • [12] Margot Tennant (later Asquith), Engelmere, Ascot, Berks, Sunday, n.d., ALS [1 leaf]. Arrangements to come to an engagement on the 22nd [month unspecified].
  • [13] W.W. Asquith, Clifton College, 12 Oct 1891, ALS [1 leaf]. Sorry to hear of BJ's illness.
  • [14] Baden Baden-Powell, 8 St. George's Place, Hyde Park Corner, 20 Nov 1891, ALS [1 leaf]. Glad to read in the papers that BJ has recovered.
  • [15] Emma J. Baker, [two words illegible] Rectory, Bishop's Stortford, 28 Oct [1891], ALS [1 leaf].. Concern over BJ's illness. Memories of seeing BJ when she was a child.
  • [16] Hubert Beaumont, 144 Piccadilly, London W., 14 Oct 1891, ALS [1 leaf]. Sorry to hear of BJ's illness.
  • [17] Godfrey R. Benson, Norfolk House, Embankment, 6 Jul [?]. BJ had promised £50 for a Nettleship Memorial Scholarship. Could he send the money in the next four weeks?
  • [18] Walter Bethell, North Perrott Manor, Crewkerne, 16 Oct 1891, ALS [this letter has suffered badly from mould]. Concern over BJ's illness.
  • [19] Charles Bowen, Wyncliffe, Fishguard, Haverfordwest n.d., but probably Oct 1891]. Concern over BJ's illness.
  • [20] E.H. Bradby, St. Katherine Dock House, London E., 11 Nov 1891, ALS [1 leaf]. Glad that BJ is recovering. Memories of when he was BJ's pupil.
  • [21] G.G. Bradley, Southlands, Haywards Heath, Sussex, 28 Oct 1891, ALS [1 leaf], envelope preserved. Concern over BJ's illness.
  • [22] G.G. Bradley, Southlands, Haywards Heath, Sussex, 29 Oct 1891, ALS [1 leaf]. He sends on a message of sympathy to BJ from C.J Vaughan.
  • [23] J.F. Bright, University College, Oxford, 14 Nov 1891, ALS [1 leaf, damaged by mould]. Arrangements to meet.
  • [24] J.F. Bright, University College, Oxford, 17 Nov 1891, ALS [1 leaf]. Bright agrees to preach at Balliol.
  • [25] S.H. Butcher, 27 Palmerston Place, Edinburgh, 31 Oct 1891, ALS [2 leaves]. Concern for BJ's illness. Butcher's views on John A. Smith.
  • [26] H. Montagu Butler, Trinity Lodge, Cambridge, 10 Oct 1891, ALS [1 leaf]. Concern over BJ's illness.
  • [27] Fanny Campbell (wife of Lewis), Kirnan, St. Andrews, N.B., 21 Oct [1891], ALS [1 leaf]. Concern over BJ's illness.
  • [28] Lewis Campbell, Kirnan, St. Andrews, N.B., 21 Oct 1891, ALS [1 leaf]. Discussion concerning the publication of BJ's work on Aristotle and the Republic. A book by Campbell on Tragedy is being sent to BJ.
  • [28] Lewis Campbell, Kirnan, St. Andrews, N.B., 15 Nov 1891, ALS [1 leaf]. News of Edward Caird's lectures, and gladness that BJ's health is improving. Campbell and his wife are going through the Republic notes.
  • [30] Lewis Campbell, 35 Kensington Court Mansions, W., 1 May 1893, ALS [1 leaf].. Discussion of the essays on the Republic.
  • [31] Lewis Campbell, 35 Kensington Court Mansions, W., 17 Jun 1893, ALS [1 leaf].. Discussion of the essays on the Republic.
  • [32] Lewis Campbell, 35 Kensington Court Mansions, W., 22 Jun 1893, ALS [1 leaf]. Discussion of the essays on the Republic.
  • [33] Lewis Campbell, Kursall, Malaja [sic], Switzerland, 20 Aug 1893, ALS [1 leaf].  News of Campbell's holiday, including meeting the Huxleys. Mention of his work on the Gifford Lectures. Thoughts on Hamilton Baynes, the new Bishop of Natal.
  • [34] C.J.S. Churchill, The Schools, Shrewsbury, 8 Oct 1891, ALS [1 leaf]. A pupil in his house, J.F. Kershaw, wants to matriculate at Balliol; can BJ send him any papers which need filling up?
  • [35] Amy A.J. Coleridge [wife of Lord Coleridge], Randolph Hotel, Oxford, 26 Oct 1891, ALS [1 leaf]. Concern over BJ's illness.
  • [36] J. Conroy, Dover, 22 Aug 1893, ALS [1 leaf]. On the redecoration of the Master's Lodgings.
  • [37] J.S. Cope, Chaldon Vicarage, Dorchester, 26 Oct 1891, ALS [1 leaf]. Concern over BJ's illness.
  • [38] Gerard Craig Sellar, Royal Crescent Hotel, Marine Parade, Brighton, 20 Nov 1891, ALS [1 leaf]. News of Craig Sellar's illness, and glad that BJ is recovering.
  • [39] Gertrude Craig Sellar, 75 Cromwell Road, South Kensington S.W., 27 Oct 1891, ALS [1 leaf]. Concern over BJ's illness, and memories of all the kindness he has shown her over the years.
  • [40] W.E. Crum, 20 Guildford Street W.C., Tuesday [probably 1891]. Glad BJ well enough to write, and grateful for his reference for a Civil Service exam.
  • [41] Ida Darwin, The Orchard, Huntingdon Road, Cambridge, 12 Oct 1891, ALS [2 leaves]. She has had news of BJ from the Marshalls, and hopes he is better. Thoughts on Boswell's Life of Johnson. News of her father and Richard Jebb.
  • [42] Louisa H. Davey, 86 Brook Street W. [Oct 1891?], ALS [1 leaf]. Glad to hear that BJ is recovering.
  • [43] Elinor M. Dicey, The Orchard, Banbury Road, Oxford, 8 Oct 1891, ALS [1 leaf]. News of her husband [A.V. Dicey] and concern over BJ's illness.
  • [44] Louis Dyer, Sunbury Lodge, 25 Oct 1891, ALS [1 leaf]. Concern over BJ's illness. Dyer is about to move house, and hopes when this is done he can see BJ.
  • [45] Margaret Elliot, 30 Sussex Place, Onslow Gardens S.W., 4 Oct 1891, ALS [1 leaf]. Now she is in London, BJ is invited to call on her at any time. Thoughts on her father and his successor.
  • [46] Margaret Elliot, 30 Sussex Place, Onslow Gardens S.W., 11 Nov 1891, ALS [1 leaf]. Discussion of an MS of her father's. Glad to hear that BJ is recovering.
  • [47] Margaret Elliot, 63 Onslow Square S.W., 27 Feb 1893, ALS [1 leaf]. On a circular asking for money [for an unspecified purpose], and whether either of them should subscribe or not.
  • [48] Margaret Elliot, 9 Grosvenor Crescent, S.W., 16 Mar 1893, ALS [1 leaf]. Arrangements to meet.
  • [49] Sophy Evans, Pembroke College, Oxford, [1891?], ALS [1 leaf]. BJ thanked for the sympathy he showed her husband in his last illness; glad that BJ is recovering.
  • [50] T.H. Farrer, Naples, 24 Nov 1891, ALS [2 leaves]. News of an accident Farrer has suffered on his way to Egypt, which has meant an enforced stay in Naples. Memories of meeting Hugh Pearson and A.P. Stanley here 30 years before. Glad to hear BJ is recovering.
  • [51] D.R. Fearon, Charity Commissioners, Whitehall, 9 Aug 1893, ALS [1 leaf]. Arrangements to meet. Glad that the St. Paul's scheme has been altered.
  • [52] W.H. Forbes, Balliol, 10 Oct [?]. Discussion over revising BJ's Thucydides.
  • [53] W.H. Forbes, Balliol, 20 Sep [1890?]. Discussion of when [G. de A.] Lopes will come up to Balliol.
  • [54] Edith Lyttleton Gell, Langley Lodge (near Oxford), 14 Aug [?]. Discussion of a possible telephone link between Balliol and College tutors' houses. Her husband has been finding out details.
  • [55] Edith Lyttleton Gell, Langley Lodge (near Oxford), 14 Nov [?], ALS [2 small leaves]. Arrangements for her husband to visit and discuss a prayer-book.
  • [56] Charles Gore, Pusey House, St. Giles, Oxford, 29 Oct 1891, ALS [1 leaf]. Concern over BJ's illness.
  • [57] Susan Grant, 33 Rue de Jaques, Avenue Louise, Brussels, 1 Nov 1891, ALS [1 leaf]. Concern over BJ's illness. She has seen his letter to Mrs. Sellar.
  • [58] M.E. Grant Duff, York House, Twickenham, Middlesex, 12 Aug 1893, ALS [1 leaf]. Family news. Thoughts on Greek Prose writers.
  • [59] W.A. Greenhill, Hastings, 1 Jan 1892, ALS [1 leaf]. Glad to hear of BJ's continuing recovery. Thoughts on the forthcoming edition of BJ's Plato.
  • [60] Lord Camperdown, Camperdown, Dundee, 12 Oct 1891, ALS [1 leaf]. Thoughts on the good effect BJ has had on Balliol and its undergraduates.
  • [61] Lord Camperdown, Camperdown, Dundee, 19 Oct 1891, ALS [1 leaf]. Glad to hear of an improvement in BJ's health.
  • [62] Lord Camperdown, Camperdown, Dundee, 12 Nov 1891, ALS [1 leaf]. Camperdown and his sister glad to hear of BJ's recovery.
  • [63] Lord Camperdown, Camperdown, Dundee, 18 Nov 1891, ALS [1 leaf]. Glad to hear that BJ has been out for a drive.
  • [64] Dowager Lady Camperdown, [address and date illegible - probably 1891] [2 leaves]. Reactions to BJ's account of his illness. Concern that he will make a full recovery. News of the illness of Lord Camperdown. Shock at the Duke of Bedford's suicide.
  • [65] H. D'Arcy Hart, 20 Pembridge Square W., 25 Nov 1891, ALS [1 leaf]. Glad to hear of BJ's recovery.
  • [66] Arthur H. Hatch, Woodbury, Bevington Road, Oxford, 23 Nov [1891?]. News of a recent bereavement, and thanks for BJ's kind letter. Glad that BJ is recovering.
  • [67] A.A. Hayes, 23 Avenue de l'Alma, Paris, 14 Nov 1891, ALS [1 leaf]. Happy memories of a visit paid by him to BJ some years ago, and concern over BJ's current illness.
  • [68-9 were originally in an envelope inscribed by EVQ Arthur Hobhouse 2 letters to BJ May 1870 with Xerox copies. Both are in very delicate condition, and photocopies of them have been made]
  • [68] Arthur Hobhouse, Endowed Schools Commission, 2 Victoria Street, S.W. [EVQ suggests before 6 May 1870], ALS [1 leaf]. Hobhouse sends BJ his remarks on the teaching of Greek.
  • [69] Arthur Hobhouse, Endowed Schools Commission, 2 Victoria Street, S.W., 6 May 1870, ALS [1 leaf]. Hobhouse encloses his remarks on Governing Bodies.
  • [70] Arthur Lord Hobhouse, Privy Council Office, 10 Nov 1891, ALS [1 leaf]. Glad to hear from Lord Coleridge of BJ's recovery. Thoughts on their long friendship.
  • [71] Henrietta Huxley, Hodeslea, Staveley Road, Eastbourne, 20 Nov 1891, ALS [1 leaf]. Glad to hear of BJ's recovery.
  • [72] Jessie Ilbert, 67 Gloucester Place, Portman Square, 15 Nov [1891], ALS [1 leaf]. [2 leaves]. Glad to hear of BJ's recovery. Can she visit him?
  • [73] Lettice, Olive, Jessie, and Nora Ilbert [C. Ilbert's young children], 67 Gloucester Place, Portman Square, 20 Nov 1891, ALS [1 leaf]. Thanks sent for BJ's present to them, and news of their parents.
  • [74] Lettice Ilbert, 67 Gloucester Place, Portman Square, 15 Nov 1891, ALS [1 leaf]. Thanks for BJ's letter and glad that he is recovering.
  • [The surname of the writer of 75-8 is unknown; however the address and the references to Emily Jowett suggest that she is a member of the Irwin family, perhaps Guy and Sidney's sister?]
  • [75] Bessie [Irwin?] 15 Canynge Square, Clifton, 7 Oct [1891], ALS [1 leaf]. Concern over BJ's illness, and memories of Emily Jowett.
  • [76] Bessie [Irwin?], 15 Canynge Square, Clifton, 9 Oct [1891], ALS [1 leaf]. Concern over BJ's illness.
  • [77] Bessie [Irwin?], 15 Canynge Square, Clifton, 13 Oct [1891], ALS [1 leaf]. Concern over BJ's illness.
  • [78] Bessie [Irwin?], 15 Canynge Square, Clifton, 12 Nov [1891], ALS [1 leaf]. Concern over BJ's illness.
  • [79] Guy Irwin, Eastbourne, 31 Oct 1891, ALS [1 leaf]. Hopes for BJ's recovery. News of his family, and of his troubles over a patent (on metal plating).
  • [80] Guy Irwin, 8 Fenchurch Buildings, London E.C., 12 Oct 1891, ALS [1 leaf]. Concern over BJ's illness. News of his invention.
  • [81] H.F. Irwin [ Sidney's wife?], n.a., [1891]. Concern over BJ's illness.
  • [82] Sidney Irwin, Clifton, Sunday [1891], ALS [1 leaf]. Thanks for BJ's letter to Bessie, and concern over his illness.
  • [83] F.H. Jackson, St. Ermin's Mansions, Westminster, S.W., 17 Nov 1891, ALS [1 leaf]. Glad to hear of BJ's recovery.
  • [84] R.C. Jebb, Springfield, Newnham, Cambridge, 8 Nov 1891, ALS [3 leaves]. Glad to hear of BJ's recovery. News of the Tennysons, and a vote to retain compulsory Greek at Cambridge. News of his duties as an MP.
  • [85] R.C. Jebb, Springfield, Cambridge, 10 Aug 1893, ALS [1 leaf]. Arrangements for the Conference on Education at Oxford in October, at which Jebb and BJ are to speak [although BJ died before it took place], so that their subjects do not clash. Can BJ visit him?
  • [86] Robert H. Jenkins, Lyminge Rectory, Hythe, 16 Oct 1891, ALS [1 leaf]. Concern over BJ's illness, about which he has heard from Canon Fremantle.
  • [87] Lucy Johnson, Hotel Windsor, Victoria Street, Westminster S.W., 24 Oct 1891, ALS [1 leaf]. Thoughts on an [unspecified] event at Rugby. Concern over BJ's illness.
  • [88] Sir George W. Kekewich, [illegible address written on paper embossed with the address of the Education Dept, Whitehall], 24 Oct 1891, ALS [1 leaf]. Glad to hear that BJ is recovering.
  • [89] Matthew Knight, Merton House, Atherley Road, Shanklin, Isle of Wight, 25 Sep 1891, ALS [1 leaf]. Comments on corrections for Vol. II of Plato.
  • [90] Matthew Knight, Merton House, Atherley Road, Shanklin, Isle of Wight, 26 Sep 1891, ALS [1 leaf]. Discussion of BJ's Plato, and concern over BJ's illness.
  • [91] Matthew Knight, Merton House, Atherley Road, Shanklin, Isle of Wight, 4 Oct 1891, ALS [1 leaf]. Discussion of BJ's Plato, and concern over BJ's illness.
  • [92] Matthew Knight, Merton House, Atherley Road, Shanklin, Isle of Wight, 8 Oct 1891, ALS [1 leaf]. Concern over BJ's illness. Discussion of BJ's Plato.
  • [93] Matthew Knight, Merton House, Atherley Road, Shanklin, Isle of Wight, 19 Oct 1891, ALS [1 leaf]. Glad to hear that BJ's health is improving. Discussion of BJ's Plato.
  • [94] John Frere Langford, 36 Rue Cotta, Nice, 29 Oct 1891, envelope with stamp preserved, and a printed visiting card of Langford's enclosed. Concern over BJ's health.
  • [95] F. Leveson Gower, Traveller's Club, Pall Mall S.W., 19 Nov 1891, ALS [1 leaf]. Glad to hear of BJ's recovery. Thoughts on Curzon's promotion.
  • [96] Louisa Liddell (wife of the Dean), Ascot Wood House, Ascot, Berks., 17 Aug [1893]. Arrangements for a visit to them by BJ in September.
  • [97] Emma Lingen, Overton, Eastbourne, 31 Oct 1891, ALS [1 leaf]. Hopes for BJ's recovery.
  • [98] R.R.W. Lingen, Overton, Eastbourne, 31 Oct 1891, ALS [1 leaf]. Concern over BJ's health, and sorrow that BJ is forbidden visitors.
  • [99] R.R.W. Lingen, Overton, Eastbourne, 8 Nov 1891, ALS [1 leaf]. Glad to hear that BJ is recovering. Thoughts on the new fragment of Aristotle's Athenian Commonwealth.
  • [100] R.R.W. Lingen, 13 Wetherby Gardens S.W., 13 Nov 1891, ALS [2 leaves]. Arrangements to visit BJ.
  • [101] James Lonsdale, 6 Queen's Parade, Bath, 14 Nov 1891, ALS [1 leaf]. Glad to hear of BJ's recovery.
  • [102] Lady Sherbrooke, Sherbrooke, Warlingham, Surrey, 9 Oct 1891, envelope with stamp preserved [2 leaves]. Concern over BJ's illness. News of Lord Sherbrooke.
  • [103] A. C. Lyall, 18 Queen's Gate S.W., 23 Nov 1891, ALS [1 leaf]. Glad to hear of BJ's recovery.

[104-13 were originally in an envelope labelled by EVQ Alfred Marshall to B. Jowett ... Mrs. Mary P. Marshall to B. Jowett.. Xerox copies of these letters are provided]

  • [104] Alfred Marshall, Balliol Croft, Madingley Road, Cambridge, 11 Oct 1891, ALS [2 leaves]. General family and Cambridge news, including that Jebb has been elected an MP.
  • [105] Alfred Marshall, Balliol Croft, Madingley Road, Cambridge, 20 Oct 1891, ALS [2 leaves]. Glad to hear that BJ is recovering. News of life in Australia.
  • [106] Alfred Marshall, Morley's(?) Hotel, Charing Cross, 4 Nov 1891, ALS [3 leaves]. Glad to hear of BJ's recovery. News of Marshall's work on the committee on the London Docks, and views on the dockers' unions.
  • [107] Mary Marshall, Balliol Croft, Madingley Road, Cambridge, 12 Oct 1891, ALS [1 leaf]. Glad to see BJ in the previous week, and hopes for his recovery. Thoughts on the Sistine Madonna.
  • [108] Mary Marshall, Balliol Croft, Madingley Road, Cambridge, 19 Oct 1891, ALS [1 leaf]. Concern to hear news of BJ. News of Jebb as a new MP.
  • [109] Mary Marshall, Balliol Croft, Madingley Road, Cambridge, 22 Oct 1891, ALS [1 leaf]. Cambridge gossip, and an account of a story she has just read in Blackwood's Magazine.
  • [110] Mary Marshall, Balliol Croft, Madingley Road, Cambridge, 26 Oct 1891, ALS [1 leaf]. Glad to hear that BJ is recovering. Cambridge gossip, including a dispute about keeping Latin and Greek compulsory.
  • [111] Mary Marshall, Balliol Croft, Madingley Road, Cambridge, 29 Oct 1891, ALS [1 leaf]. More on the Greek question - it will remain compulsory - and news of Alfred Marshall's Labour Commission.
  • [112] Mary Marshall, Balliol Croft, Madingley Road, Cambridge, 6 Nov 1891, ALS [1 leaf]. Glad that BJ is better. News of Alfred Marshall's Labour Commission.
  • [113] Mary Marshall, Balliol Croft, Madingley Road, Cambridge, 15 Nov 1891, ALS [1 leaf]. Cambridge gossip.
  • [114] A. Patchell Martin, 8 Endsleigh Street, Tavistock Square, W.C., 23 Feb 1893, ALS [1 leaf]. [2 leaves in delicate condition - a small part of the first one has rotted away]. Thoughts on BJ's memoir of Lord Sherbrooke.
  • [115] A. Patchell Martin, 8 Endsleigh Street, Tavistock Square, W.C., 24 Feb 1893, ALS [1 leaf]. Martin returns BJ's memoir [of Lord Sherbrooke] with suggestions.
  • [116] A. Patchell Martin, 8 Endsleigh Street, Tavistock Square, W.C., 24 Feb 1893, ALS [1 leaf]. Detailed comments on BJ's memoir of Lord Sherbrooke.
  • [117] P.E. Matheson, New College, 26 Jul [1893], ALS [1 leaf]. Letter accompanying a list of representatives to whom invitations should be sent for an Educational Conference in October.
  • [118] F.H. Merk, Alexandra House, Highgate N., 14 Oct [1891], ALS [1 leaf]. Merk send a cheque to BJ [as repayment of a loan - see [119], and asks after his recovery.
  • [119] F.H. Merk to an unnamed woman [Martha Knight?], Alexandra House, Highgate N., 14 Oct [1891], ALS [1 leaf]. Merk sends thanks for acknowledging the cheque, but explains that it was to repay a personal loan, not as a contribution to the cricket-field.
  • [120] Alfred Milner, Cairo, 3 Nov 1891, ALS [3 leaves]. Glad at BJ's recovery. Memories of their meeting in Balliol last summer. News of [E.K.] Corbett's and Milner's work in Egypt.
  • [121] W.O. Moberly, 28 College Road, Clifton, 5 Aug 1893, ALS [1 leaf]. Apologies for turning down an invitation.
  • [122] M. Monier Williams, Grand Hotel Mediterranée, Pegli, nr. Genoa, Italy, 11 Nov 1891, ALS [1 leaf]. Hopes of BJ's recovery. News of Williams' own recovery, and gratitude expressed for BJ's interest in the Indian Institute.
  • [123] Claude G. Montefiore, Coldeast, Southampton, 29 Oct 1891, ALS [1 leaf]. Thanks for BJ's letter of advice on his lectures on Judaism.
  • [124] Augusta Nash. 60 Elm Park Gardens, S.W., 17 Nov [1891], ALS [1 leaf]. Glad to hear of BJ's recovery.
  • [125] R.L. Nettleship, Balliol 2 Nov [1891?]. On the election of J.A. Smith to a fellowship for 3 years.
  • [126] [John] Nichol, 13 Thurlow Road, Fitzjohn's Avenue, Hampstead N.W. [1891?]. Concern over BJ's illness.
  • [127-136 were originally in an envelope inscribed by EVQ Florence Nightingale seven letters to B. Jowett.. Some of them have suffered from mould]
  • [127] Florence Nightingale to [Isabella Jowett], 35 South Street, Park Lane, London W., 28 Aug 1866. Mrs. Jowett congratulated on having such a son as BJ.
  • [128] Florence Nightingale, 35 South Street, Park Lane W., 11 Jun 1868 ALS [1 leaf (pencil)]. A letter accompanying the return of some sermons of BJ, with comments on them.
  • [129] Florence Nightingale, Lea House, Mattock, 26 Sep 1868, ALS [8 leaves (pencil)]. Comments on lectures on theology which BJ sent her [these are almost certainly the lectures in the notebook I H19, which BJ sent her on 21 Sep 1868 (see III N214). I H20 supply more of her comments on the same course].
  • [130] Florence Nightingale, Claydon House, Winslow, Bucks, 7 Oct 1891, ALS [1 leaf (P.S. in pencil)]. Concern over BJ's illness.
  • [131] Florence Nightingale, Claydon House, Winslow, Bucks, 8 Oct 1891, ALS [1 leaf (pencil)]. She is glad to hear BJ is better.
  • [132] Florence Nightingale, Claydon House, Winslow, Bucks, 9 Oct 1891, ALS [1 leaf]. More concern over BJ's illness.
  • [133] Florence Nightingale, Claydon House, Winslow, Bucks, 18 Oct 1891, ALS [1 leaf]. Glad to hear of BJ's recovery; memories of BJ's reaction on being appointed Master in 1870.
  • [134] Florence Nightingale, Claydon House, Winslow, Bucks, 28 Oct 1891, ALS [2 leaves (partly in pencil)]. Concern that BJ should not over-exert himself.
  • [135] Florence Nightingale, Claydon House, Winslow, Bucks, 10 Nov 1891, ALS [3 leaves]. Advice to BJ on how to be a good convalescent.
  • [136] Florence Nightingale, Claydon House, Winslow, Bucks, 21 Nov 1891, ALS [1 leaf (signature in pencil)]. Polite refusal of an invitation to lunch.
  • [137] S.G. Owen, Christ Church, 24 Oct [1891], ALS [1 leaf]. [letter in a poor condition]. Concern over BJ's illness.
  • [138] Sidney J. Owen 5 Bradmore Road, Oxford, 14 Oct 1891, ALS [1 leaf]. Glad to hear of BJ's improvement in health.
  • [139] Louisa Percival, School House, Rugby, 18 Oct 1889 [recte 1891?]. News of her daughter's engagement.
  • [140] H. Richard Pinker, 22 Avonmore Road, Kensington W., 6 Aug 1893, ALS [1 leaf]. Arrangements to meet.
  • [141] H. Richard Pinker, 22 Avonmore Road, Kensington W., 15 Aug 1893, ALS [1 leaf]. Sorry that BJ is not well. News of his engagement.
  • [142] Lord Rosebery, Mentmore, Leighton Buzzard, 6 Nov 1891, ALS [1 leaf]. Hopes of BJ's recovery.
  • [143] R.W. Raper, Trinity College, Oxford, 11 Oct 1891[? - the date is not easy to read], ALS [1 leaf]. On young [Henry?] Somerset. Concern over BJ's illness.
  • [144] H.D. Rawnsley, Crosthwaite Vicarage, Keswick, 12 Oct [1891], ALS [1 leaf]. Concern over BJ's health.
  • [145] Reginald H. Roe, The Grammar School, Brisbane, 1 Jun 1890. Roe sends £10 for Balliol's games field. Thoughts on BJ's plans for Indian and English civil servants. News of Roe's school [a job which BJ seems to have got him].
  • [146] Julia H. Roundell [wife of Charles], Dorfold Hall, Nantwich, 15 Nov 1891, ALS [1 leaf]. Glad to hear of BJ's recovery. Family news.
  • [147] Adeline, Duchess of Bedford, Woburn Abbey, 29 Oct 1891, ALS [2 leaves]. Glad to hear that BJ is recovering. News of Morier, and life at Woburn (she is working on a catalogue of the pictures there).
  • [148] Adeline, Duchess of Bedford, Woburn Abbey, 11 Nov 1891, ALS [1 leaf]. Details of her nephew Henry Somers Somerset; she hopes he will be able to go to Balliol.
  • [149] Lord Tavistock, Woburn Abbey, 13 Oct 1891, ALS [1 leaf], envelope preserved. Gratitude for BJ's friendship, and regrets that BJ cannot visit him.
  • [150] Laura Russell, 2 Audley Square W., 28 Nov 1891, ALS [1 leaf]. Glad to receive a letter from BJ, but sorry that they cannot visit him, as Arthur [Russell] is ill.
  • [151] Jane Shelley, Boscombe Manor, Bournemouth, Hants., 4 Nov [1891], ALS [1 leaf]. Glad to hear of BJ's recovery. News of the Shelley Memorial being moved to Oxford.
  • [152] Jane Shelley, Boscombe Manor, Bournemouth, Hants., 16 Mar [?]. Arrangements to meet.
  • [153] Una Taylor [writing on behalf of Lady Shelley], Boscombe Manor, Bournemouth, Hants., 23 Sep 1891, ALS [2 leaves]. Lady Shelley concerned that Percy Shelley's grave at Rome be given an unsuitable monument. Instead, she would rather that a monument to him, being made by Onslow Ford, go in Oxford. Description of the memorial provided. Could it go there? [it did, and is now in University College]
  • [154] L. Pearsall Smith, 15 Rue du Sommerand, Paris, 22 Nov [1891], ALS [1 leaf]. Glad to hear of BJ's recovery.
  • [155] Cornelia Sorabji, Old Masonic Lodge, Camp, Baroda, 24 Jun 1893, ALS [4 leaves]. News of her arrival home in India. Description of the hills near her home and a visit to some ruins in them. News of an abortive job offer in Bombay, and a successful one in Baroda. Description of her new home (which she dislikes) and her work (which she enjoys) [See IV B16/6 for a photocopy of BJ's reply to this letter].
  • [156] George Southwell, Magdalen College, Oxford [1891], ALS [1 leaf]. Concern over BJ's illness.
  • [157] Cecil Spring Rice, Tokyo, 7 Apr 1893, ALS [1 leaf]. Letter of introduction for Kojiro Matsukata.
  • [158] E. Lyulph Stanley, School Board for London, Victoria Embankment W.C., 30 Sep 1891, ALS [1 leaf]. News of the marital troubles of Frank Russell.
  • [159] E. Lyulph Stanley, Reform Club, Pall Mall, 12 Oct 1891, ALS [3 leaves]. Concern over BJ's illness and gratitude for his friendship.
  • [160] Lady Stanley of Alderley, Rushmore, Salisbury, 18 Oct 1891, ALS [1 leaf]. Glad to hear of BJ's recovery, and thanks for all that he has done for her family.

[161-2 were originally in an envelope inscribed by EVQ Charlotte M. Symonds (aft. Mrs. W. Leaf)]

  • [161] Charlotte M. Symonds, c/o Francis Stoddart, Hundegasse 64, Danzig, 12 Oct 1891, ALS [1 leaf]. She hopes very much that BJ is better. Thoughts on her visit to Germany. She encloses a photograph [of herself?].
  • [162] Charlotte M. Symonds, Am Hof, Davos Platz, 26 Mar 1892. BJ thanked for his letter. News of her family, and of spring coming to Davos. Concern for the health of Matthew Knight and BJ.

[163-4 were originally in an envelope labelled by EVQ Letter from Mrs Symonds to Benjamin Jowett...]

  • [163] J. Catherine Symonds (J.A. Symonds' widow), Am Hof, Davos, 12 Aug [1893], ALS [1 leaf]. Discussion of BJ's planned epitaph for J.A. Symonds.
  • [164] Draft (in BJ's hand) of an epitaph for J.A. Symonds [1 leaf: an envelope containing a photographic negative of it is also preserved]
  • [165-6 were originally in an envelope labelled by EVQ J.A. Symonds 2 letters to B. Jowett...]
  • [165] John Addington Symonds, 35 Beaumont Street, Weds 16 Oct [1889]. Symonds hopes to see BJ again before he leaves England [a postcard from 1967 in this envelope confirms the date of this letter as 1889].
  • [166] John Addington Symonds, Poggio Gherardo, 23 Via Settignanese, Florence, 15 Oct 1891, ALS [1 leaf]. Symonds concerned to hear of BJ's illness, but glad that his sister Charlotte is with him. News of Symonds' work in Florence on material for a Life of Michaelangelo.
  • [167] Emily Tennyson, Aldworth, Haslemere, Surrey, 8 Oct 1891, ALS [1 leaf]. Concern over BJ's illness.
  • [168] Emily Tennyson, Faringford, Freshwater, Isle of Wight, 14 Nov 1891, ALS [1 leaf]. Glad to hear of BJ's recovery. News of a possible collaboration between Tennyson and Arthur Sullivan. News of Palgrave.
  • [169] Emily Tennyson, Faringford, Freshwater, Isle of Wight, 26 Nov 1891, ALS [1 leaf]. Glad to have received a letter from BJ. News of Tennyson's work.
  • [170] Hallam Tennyson, Aldworth, Haslemere, Surrey, 11 Oct 1891, ALS [1 leaf]. Concern for BJ's health, and thanks for his suggestion of a subject for his father.
  • [171] Hallam Lord Tennyson, Aldworth, Haslemere, Surrey, 16 Aug 1893, ALS [1 leaf]. Request for a tutor for a friend of his.
  • [172] R.J. Walker, St. Paul's School, Kensington W., 12 Oct 1891, ALS [1 leaf]. Concern over BJ's illness.
  • [173] Donald W. Wallace, St. Ermin's Mansions, Caxton Street, S.W., 25 Jul [?]. Can BJ find a suitable travelling companion for the son of Lady Wimborne?
  • [174] Mary A. Ward, 25 Grosvenor Place, S.W., 6 Oct 1891, ALS [1 leaf]. Concern over BJ's illness.
  • [175] Edmund Warre, Eton College, Windsor, 26 Nov 1891, ALS [1 leaf]. Glad to hear of BJ's recovery.
  • [176] Anne Lady Wemyss, Gosford, Longniddry, N.B, 17 Oct 1891, ALS [1 leaf]. Concern over BJ's illness.
  • [177] Anne Lady Wemyss, Gosford, Longniddry, N.B, [Oct 1891?]. Concern over BJ's illness.
  • [178] Annie Lady Wemyss, 23 St. James' Place. S.W., 15 Nov 1891, ALS [1 leaf]. Delight at being able to see BJ soon.
  • [179] Annie Lady Wemyss, 23 St. James' Place. S.W., 21 Nov 1891, ALS [1 leaf]. Lady Wemyss thanks BJ for her visit to him, and expresses gladness at how well he looks.
  • [180] H.J. Whigham, Queen's College, Oxford, Tuesday [?]. Request to visit BJ, as Whigham is a candidate for teaching appointments in India.
  • [181] John White, 3 Paper Buildings, Temple E.C., 24 Nov 1891, ALS [1 leaf]. Glad to hear of BJ's recovery.
  • [182] Henry S.L. Wilson, The Hall, Crofton, Wakefield, 13 Oct 1891, ALS [1 leaf]. Thanks for a letter about his son being entered for Balliol in 1893, ALS [1 leaf]. [who seems not to have got in].
  • [183] Merriel Wright, Headley Park, Hants [the whole of the top of this letter, including the date, has rotted away. However, the content suggests it was written in 1891]. Glad to hear of BJ's recovery. Can he come and visit them?
  • [184] R.S. Wright, Bull Hotel, Arlington Street, 26 Nov 1891, ALS [1 leaf]. Glad to hear of BJ's recovery, and hopes for a visit.

C2

Material linked with preparations for A & C.

  • [1] Lewis Campbell to Abbott, [postmark Kensington], 12 Jan 1895, ALS [1 leaf], envelope with 6 stamps preserved.. Letter accompanying copies [in Evelyn Abbott's hand] of BJ's letters to Florence Nightingale III N37 and 44-5.
  • [2] F.W. Newman to Abbott, Norwood Villa, 15 Arundel Crescent, Weston Super Mare, 16 Apr 1894, envelope preserved. A few memories of Balliol in the 1830s and views on BJ [originally in envelope labelled by EVQ Letter from F.W. Newman to Evelyn Abbott 16 Ap 1894.].

 

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