Joseph James Family Papers

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Joseph James family papers
Creator: James family
Call Number: A.J28
Dates: 1841-1955
Physical Description: 8 boxes
Language(s): Materials are in English
Repository: Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester

Table of Contents:

Scope and Content
Subject(s)
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Access
Use
Citation
Content List
Series I: Correspondence
Series II: Legal, vital and household records
Series III: Family photographs
Series IV: Journals
Series V: Ephemera and other materials
Collection Overview
Title: Joseph James family papers
Creator: James family
Call Number: A.J28
Dates: 1841-1955
Physical Description: 8 boxes
Language(s): Materials are in English
Repository: Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester

Scope and Content
Boxes contain business and legal papers, including wills, deeds, mortgages, birth and marriage certificates; lists of books and family possessions brought from England; clippings; genealogical and biographical material; unpublished bits of writing of several members of the family; tintypes, photographs, framed portraits; books, postcard album, and other memorabilia. One box contains family correspondence.

Subject(s):
New York (State)--Rochester
Europe
Correspondence
Photographs
Diaries
Records (Documents)
James family
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Gift of Mr. David James, July 6, 1959. Additional papers received April 23, 1962: Diary of Marie Brewer James, summer of 1900, 2 volumes, memorabilia of European trip; photographs and snap shots of members of the James family. Gift of Mr. David James, April 23, 1962. Additional papers received Nov. 26, 1962: Further James family correspondence, primarily Marie Brewer to Frederick W. James (1900-1904); English Journals of Henry B., William H. and Frederick W. James (1899); William James' European Journal of 1935-1936 written in a series of letters to Richard Naylor, Irondequoit; Far East photographs taken by William James (1936-1949); and papers relating to William James' documentary films. Gift of Mr. David James, November 26, 1962.Access
The Joseph James family papers is open for research use. Researchers are advised to contact Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation prior to visiting. Upon arrival, researchers will also be asked to fill out a registration form and provide photo identification.Use
Reproductions are made upon request but can be subject to restrictions. Permission to publish materials from the collection must currently be requested. Please note that some materials may be copyrighted or restricted. It is the researcher's obligation to determine and satisfy copyright or other case restrictions when publishing or otherwise distributing materials found in the collections. For more information contact rarebks@library.rochester.eduCitation
[Item title, item date], Joseph James family papers, A.J28, Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester
Administrative Information
Author: Finding aid prepared by Rare Books and Special Collections staff
Publisher: Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester
Address:
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Content List
Series I: Correspondence
Box 1, Folder 1Joseph James, August 1819-May 1870
Box 1, Folder 2Frederick H. James, April 1840-February 1903
Box 1, Folder 3Richard H. James, July 1868-November 1884
Box 1, Folder 4Richard H. James, January 1885-January 1901
Box 1, Folder 5Mary James Goodwin, April 1896-March 1905
Box 1, Folder 6Charles H. James, January 1856-January 1863
Box 1, Folder 7Henry B. James, November 1851-July 1876
Box 1, Folder 8Henry B. James, July 1877-January 1893
Box 1, Folder 9William H. James, August 1851-December 1899
Box 1, Folder 10William H. James, May 1900-December 1925
Box 1, Folder 11Thomas Stevenson family, October 1840-June 1885
Box 1a, Folder 1Marie Brewer (James) to Frederick W. James, 1900
Box 1a, Folder 2Marie Brewer (James) to Frederick W. James, 1901
Box 1a, Folder 3Marie Brewer (James) to Frederick W. James, January-March 1902
Box 1a, Folder 4Marie Brewer (James) to Frederick W. James, April-July 1902
Box 1a, Folder 5Marie Brewer (James) to Frederick W. James, July-December 1902
Box 1a, Folder 6Marie Brewer(James) to Frederick W. James, 1903-1904
Box 1a, Folder 7Miscellaneous letters from Frederick W. James/ William H. James; Mrs. W. James to Frederick W. James; others
Box 5Book of letterpress copies of Henry B. James' Treasury Department correspondence, later used as an account book by William H. James.
Series II: Legal, vital and household records
Includes ephemera, memorabilia and clippings

Box 2, Folder 1Clippings
Box 2, Folder 2Bills, receipts, and legal papers
Box 2, Folder 3Marriage and birth certificates, and baptismal records
Box 2, Folder 4Wills
Box 2, Folder 5Deeds, mortgages, purchase offers
Box 2, Folder 6Lists and inventories of books and household goods
Box 2, Folder 7Genealogical and biographical material
Box 2, Folder 8Memoirs
Box 2, Folder 9Memorabilia of 1900 European trip - Marie Brewer (James)
Box 2, Folder 10Memorabilia - Frederick W. James
Series III: Family photographs
Box 3, Folder 1Joseph James family (father of William H. James)
Box 3, Folder 2Charles James family (brother of William H. James)
Box 3, Folder 3Frederick James family (brother of William H. James)
Box 3, Folder 4Henry James family (brother of William H. James)
Box 3, Folder 5Mary James (sister of William H. James)
Box 3, Folder 6Richard H. James (brother of William H. James)
Box 3, Folder 7-8William H. James
Box 3, Folder 9William H. James family
Box 3, Folder 10William H. James at South Street house, Rochester, NY
Box 3, Folder 11Isabella Stevenson James and children (wife and children of William H. James)
Box 3, Folder 12Thomas Stevenson family (family of Isabella Stevenson James)
Box 3, Folder 13Castle Keith and Ida Keith Rich (and Florence?)
Box 4, Folder 1Photographs of Rochester, New York, 1869-1898
Box 4, Folder 2Photographs of Gloucestershire, England, circa 1899
Box 4, Folder 3Framed photograph of Georges Brewer (father of Marie Brewer James), circa 1895
Box 4, Folder 4Framed photograph of Marie Brewer James, circa 1890
Box 4, Folder 5Photographic postcard album, 1900-1906
Box 5, Folder 1-18Small tintype photographs in cases of Joseph James, Ann Halder, William H. James, Mary James Goodwin and family
Box 6, Folder 1Unidentified members of William H. James' brother families
Box 6, Folder 2Ephemera, photographs and drawings from the Brewer family
Great Grandfather Brewer in Therese Brewer's things; includes photographs of William H. James, his wife and Genesee River Falls, Rochester, NY

Box 6, Folder 3-4Unidentified photographs
Box 7, Folder ?Photographs of Gloucestershire relatives and views of Blakeney, Gloucestershire
Box 7, Folder ?Photographs of the Far East taken by William James, 1936-1949
Series IV: Journals
Box 5Notebook
Box 7Journal of Marie Brewer James, summer of 1900
Box 7Journal of Marie Brewer James, June-October 1900
Box 7Journal of Frederick W. James, 1899
Box 7Journal of Henry B. James, 1899
Box 7Journal of William H. James, 1899
Box 7Travel journal of William James, June 23, 1935-October 20, 1935
In the form of correspondence

Box 7Travel journal of William James in the form of correspondence (part 2 of 2), November 1, 1935-December 28, 1935
Series V: Ephemera and other materials
Box 5Native American artifacts and seashells
Native American artifacts include 13 arrow heads, 1 beaded cloth, 1 round tool

Box 5Manuscript story of the Lee Family summer holiday
Box 5Film from general records of Department of Treasury containing the Application File of Henry B. James and Biography of Treasury Employees, 1853-1887
Pamphlet: Photographs of the Far East, taken by William James
Removed from Box 7

Box 7Ephemera and correspondence about William James' films


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