Documents, photographs and references related to

Eric Trevenen James (1904-1989)

A very large collection of ET James's papers came to light in the summer of 2010, in the possession of his stepson, Geoffrey Fox (b. 1938). They had remained at James's house, "Challonsleigh", Whitchurch, Tavistock, Devon, which is still owned by Geoffrey Fox and his wife Vicky, though they spend most of the year at their farm in Tanzania. In the summer of 2010 I made two visits to the Foxes in Devon, and Geoffrey Fox gave me all the papers he had.

This page catalogues those related particularly to Eric Trevenen James, who was known as "Bob" to his parents, brother and sister, "Eric" to his other relatives, family, and "Jimmy" to everyone else. Separate catalogues are in preparation for other papers retrieved from Challonsleigh. At present these catalogues remain work in progress, with many papers not yet listed.

In addition this page catalogues papers concerning HR James, which have been obtained from other sources.

John Barnard
30 May 2011

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ETJ-1 Funeral service for James (14 Jun 1989) Original document retrieved from Challonsleigh, summer 2010, and held by John Barnard.
ETJ-2 Funeral service and oration for James's wife Gulielma (nee and first married name, Fox) (Gelma, Gelli) Original document retrieved from Challonsleigh, summer 2010, and held by John Barnard.
ETJ-3 5 red volumes of History essays, one dated 1922 (presumably either at Christ's College, Oxford, or possibly in his final year at school Original document retrieved from Challonsleigh, summer 2010, and held by John Barnard.
ETJ-4 MS letters from James in Uganda to his parents Original document retrieved from Challonsleigh, summer 2010, and held by John Barnard.
ETJ-5 Typescript poems Original document retrieved from Challonsleigh, summer 2010, and held by John Barnard.
ETJ-6 Hardback notebook of poems, dated 1921 Original document retrieved from Challonsleigh, summer 2010, and held by John Barnard.
ETJ-7 Letters from James and his wife (Gelli), European hospital, Kampala Original document retrieved from Challonsleigh, summer 2010, and held by John Barnard.
ETJ-8 Miscellaneous letters to/from Uganda in the 1960s (after James's retirement) Original document retrieved from Challonsleigh, summer 2010, and held by John Barnard.
ETJ-9 Oxford exam papers 1922 Original document retrieved from Challonsleigh, summer 2010, and held by John Barnard.
ETJ-10 Invitation to attend Gaudy at Christ Church Oxford, 22 June 1977. Original document retrieved from Challonsleigh, summer 2010, and held by John Barnard.
ETJ-11 Christmas Card (1948) from Sir John and Lady Hall (presumably Governor of Uganda Protectorate) Original document retrieved from Challonsleigh, summer 2010, and held by John Barnard.
ETJ-12 Framed photo of James on horseback Original document retrieved from Challonsleigh, summer 2010, and held by John Barnard.
ETJ-13 Album of photos (possibly from Eric's school) Original document retrieved from Challonsleigh, summer 2010, and held by John Barnard.
ETJ-14 Photograph of James and his wife Original document retrieved from Challonsleigh, summer 2010, and held by John Barnard.
ETJ-15 Photographs of James in Uganda Original document retrieved from Challonsleigh, summer 2010, and held by John Barnard.
ETJ-16 Red volume of reports and notes, as District Commissioner, Karamoja, Uganda. Original document retrieved from Challonsleigh, summer 2010, and held by John Barnard.
ETJ-17 Karimjong grammar Original document retrieved from Challonsleigh, summer 2010, and held by John Barnard.
ETJ-18 Typescript articles by James, with letter from literary agent to his father Original document retrieved from Challonsleigh, summer 2010, and held by John Barnard.
ETJ-19 Manuscripts of articles in ETJ-18. Original document retrieved from Challonsleigh, summer 2010, and held by John Barnard.
ETJ-20 Green folder with various Ugandan administrative documents Original document retrieved from Challonsleigh, summer 2010, and held by John Barnard.
ETJ-21 Buff folder with various Ugandan administrative documents, mainly relating to Jame's appointments in Uganda Original document retrieved from Challonsleigh, summer 2010, and held by John Barnard.
ETJ-22 Buff folder with various Ugandan administrative documents. Original document retrieved from Challonsleigh, summer 2010, and held by John Barnard.
ETJ-23 2 dirty buff folders containing miscellaneous correspondence of James's, mainly with schoolfriends. Original document retrieved from Challonsleigh, summer 2010, and held by John Barnard.
ETJ-24 MS by James in buff folder Original document retrieved from Challonsleigh, summer 2010, and held by John Barnard.
ETJ-25 Miscellaneous reports from James as District Commissioner in Uganda Original document retrieved from Challonsleigh, summer 2010, and held by John Barnard.
ETJ-26 Ugandan regulations for Civil Service Original document retrieved from Challonsleigh, summer 2010, and held by John Barnard.
ETJ-27 Letters to his parents Original document retrieved from Challonsleigh, summer 2010, and held by John Barnard.
ETJ-28 Letters sent to James from friends and ? schoolmaster criticizing his poetry Original document retrieved from Challonsleigh, summer 2010, and held by John Barnard.
ETJ-29 Childhood letter to his sister Mollie Original document retrieved from Challonsleigh, summer 2010, and held by John Barnard.
ETJ-30 Photo of (?) James and Mollie as children Original document retrieved from Challonsleigh, summer 2010, and held by John Barnard.
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