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Section V. MATERIAL ON BENJAMIN JOWETT COLLECTED BY JLSD.

A. Correspondence and Memorial Material.

1. Jowett's illness, 1891. (In 1891 Jowett, seriously ill, wrote to all the College Fellows wishing them farewell.)

  • i. ALS (in the hand of BJ's housekeeper) from BJ to JLSD. "Love and farewell. The world owes a debt to Cicero." Oct. 1891. 1L. With AMS envelope by JLSD "Messages from Jowett."
  • ii. Printed address by BJ, to be read in his absence in Chapel. 8 Oct. 1891. 1L.

2. Correspondence on BJ's death - "The Master's Message," 1894.

  • i. Printed letter signed by JLSD and Evelyn Abbott. Sent to all old college members on BJ's death. n.d. 1L.
  • ii. ALS from G.W. Daniell acknowledging the Message. 10 Feb. 1894. 1L.
  • iii. ALS from A.C. Roberts acknowledging the Message. 10 Feb. 1894. 1L.
  • iv. ALS from David (Lord) Dundas acknowledging the Message. 20 Feb. 1894. 1L.

3. Memorial Material collected by JLSD, 1893-1894.

  • i. Reprint from The Shrewsbury Chronicle 7 July 1893, about Speech Day at Shrewsbury School, BJ's final public function. 1 sheet.
  • ii. Reprint from The Jewish Chronicle 6 Oct. 1893. "The Master of Balliol: In Memoriam." 4p. With ALS from O.J. Simon (author of the above) sending a copy to JLSD. 4 Nov. 1893. 1L.
  • iii. Cutting from The Oxford Times 7 Oct 1893. "Benjamin Jowett: A Retrospect." 3 columns.
  • iv. Cutting from a newspaper: "Funeral of Professor Jowett." n.d. [7 Oct. 1893]. 1 column.
  • v. Reprint from The Nation, 12 Oct. 1893, with an obituary of BJ. 3 columns.
  • vi. Printed pamphlet "The Master of Balliol: An Address at the Morning Service of the College Church." By Lewis Campbell. 15 Oct. 1893. 7p.
  • vii. Printed pamphlet "Benjamin Jowett Master of Balliol: A Sermon Preached in Balliol College Chapel." By Rev. William Rogers. 12 Nov. 1893. 11p. With ALS from Rogers to JLSD about preaching the above sermon. 17 Oct. 1893. 1L.
  • viii. Order of Procession at BJ's funeral. n.d. 1L.
  • ix. Printed letter inviting JLSD to a Memorial Meeting for BJ in London. 23 Nov. 1893. 2L. With reply postcard and envelope marked "Master's Memorial" by JLSD.
  • x. Printed list of subscribers to a to portrait of BJ. n.d. 2L.

B. Correspondence with Lord Bowen and Lewis Campbell about the problems of writing a biography of Jowett, 1894.

(See also III/C for correspondence between JLSD and EC about the problems of the biography.) 11 items:

  • ALS copy from Campbell to Bowen about proposals for the biography. 4 Jan. 1894. 1L.
  • ALS from Bowen to JLSD about problems of multiple authorship of the Life. 18 Jan. 1894. 1L.
  • ALS from Bowen to Campbell about the need for a single author. c.18 Jan. 1894. 1L.
  • ALS from Campbell to Evelyn Abbott enclosing the above. 19 Jan. 1894. 1L.
  • ALS from P. Lyttleton Gell to JLSD about the writing of the Life and the position of BJ's literary executors. 21 Jan. 1894. 2L.
  • AL draft from JLSD to Bowen explaining the situation of BJ's literary executors, the college committee on the Life and the authors of the Life. Jan. 1894. 1L.
  • ALS from Bowen to JLSD about problems with Campbell. n.d. [c.late Jan. 1894.] 1L.
  • ALS from Bowen to JLSD about problems of authorship and with Campbell. 24 Jan. 1894. 1L.
  • ALS from Campbell to EC about how the Life should be written. 26 Jan. 1894. 2L.
  • ALS from EC to Campbell in reply to the above. 30 Jan. 1894. 3L.
  • TLS copy from P. Lyttleton Gell to Abbott and Campbell about the role of BJ's literary executors re the Life. 3 Feb. 1894. 3L.

C. Problems of the Jowett Copyright fund and the profits from his writings, 1902-1905.

1. Correspondence Dec. 1904-Jan. 1905.5 items:

  • TL from W. Markby [?] to Sir C.P. Ilbert. 19 Dec. 1904. 2L.
  • ALS from Ilbert to Markby. 21 Dec. 1904. 1L.
  • ALS from EC to Ilbert. 5 Jan. 1905. 1L.
  • ALS from Ilbert to Markby. 11 Jan. 1905. 1L.
  • ALS from Markby to Arthur Pickard-Cambridge. 13 Jan. 1905. 1L.

2. Other Material.

  • i. TS resolution of a meeting about the profits from BJ's works.
  • ii. AMS list [by Markby?] of planned translations of portions of Aristotle which might be funded by the Jowett Copyright fund. n.d. [c. Dec. 1905?] 1L.

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