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Papers of Sir James Frazer Ward, James (1843-1925) philosopher and psychologist
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Diary of a Tour in Spain

85 pp. diary of a train trip made with [James?] Ward from 13 March to 8 April 1883. While in Paris on the way there they attend a performance of "Fedora" starring the 'powerful' Sarah Bernhardt. Travelling via Toulouse, they arrive at the border where Frazer tastes Spanish food for the first time. From there they travel to Barcelona, with a long description of a side trip in which they climb Montserrat, to Tarragona and the monastery of Poblet, to València ('a most uninteresting town'), Córdoba (and a visit to the mosque there ), Granada (the Alhambra, cathedral, and Carthusian monastery), Seville (the Museo [de Bellas Artes de Sevilla], cathedral, and the Alcázar), Madrid (the Prado, a view of the King and Queen ['no cheering whatever'], and a trip to Toledo), Vittoria [Vitoria-Gasteiz], San Sebastián, Irun, thence in short order Biarritz, Bordeaux, Paris, Boulogne, Folkestone, London, and home to Cambridge.

Letter from J. G. Frazer to 'Master' [Henry Montagu Butler]

Inch-ma-home, Cambridge - Thanks him for his letter giving his permission to use his name on the memorial [to the Australian government on preserving the anthropological record of 'primitive men now left on the globe']; other signatories are Professors [Sir Richard] Jebb, [Frederic?] Maitland, [Charles] Waldstein [later Walston], [James?] Ward, [Henry Francis?] Pelham, Andrew Lang, Henry Jackson, and James Bryce, and of Cambridge science men, [Sir Michael?] Foster, [Alfred?] Newton, [Sir Francis?] Darwin, [John Newport] Langley, [Adam?] Sedgwick.

Letter from W. J. Lewis to Lady Frazer

Trinity College, Cambridge - Is pleased to hear the news; will be away until the 9th; Professor [James?] Ward was run down by a motor the other day but Lewis hopes he has received no serious injury.

Printed testimonial letter from James Ward

One of a set of four testimonial letters printed in support of Frazer's candidacy for the Librarianship of the Royal Geographical Society: Frazer has a keen interest in modern science, is 'proverbial in Trinity for his continuous industry and enduring "power of work"'. Accompanied by two duplicates.

Letter from William James to J. G. Frazer

Lamb House, Rye, Sussex - Was in Cambridge to keep a promise to Mrs Myers, but did not have time to visit them; saw James Ward, was pained to find him so ill; the Edinburgh [Gifford] lectures went off well; is going to Nauheim, thence to Liverpool and home; was sorry to hear he cut his Italy trip short.

Accompanied by the envelope with the note, 'W. James on Gifford lectures &c.' in Frazer's hand.