Documents, photographs and references related to

Lieut. Bertram Alfred James (1866-1891)

Some of these papers were discovered in the summer of 2010, at "Challonsleigh", Whitchurch, Tavistock, Devon, in the possession of Geoffrey Fox (b. 1938), who is the stepson of James's nephew Eric Trevenen James.

John Barnard
9 Jun 2011

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BAJ-1 Covering note (possibly last page of a letter) from James's mother, Susannah Elizabeth James, presumably to her son HR James. Gives an address in Burma, presumably for her middle son BA James.  Undated, but refers to a gift from her son and his wife Mary (who were married 1890) so presumably late 1890 as BA James was killed 24 Jan 1891. Original document retrieved from Challonsleigh, summer 2010, and held by John Barnard.
BAJ-2 Letter from James to his mother, dated Bangalore, 1 May 1888 Original document retrieved from Challonsleigh, summer 2010, and held by John Barnard.
BAJ-3Letter from James to his brother HR James (Bobby), dated Bangalore, 15 May 1888.  It seems to be a response to news of Bobby's engagement.Original document retrieved from Challonsleigh, summer 2010, and held by John Barnard.
BAJ-4Letter from James to his brother HR James (Bobby), dated Mandalay, 8 Jul 1890. Describes his adventures riding (and falling off) his pony, and other aspects of life in Burma.Original document retrieved from Challonsleigh, summer 2010, and held by John Barnard.
BAJ-5Letter from Lieut., 39th Garhwal Regt., Haka, 19 Feb 1891, concerning death of James.Original document retrieved from Challonsleigh, summer 2010, and held by John Barnard.