FRAZ/10 consists of two boxes containing the manuscript draft of 'The Worship of Nature'. The draft, in J. G. Frazer's hand, is corrected and has addenda slips, with typesetters' marks, and dates from 1925. Chapters are divided and numbered in a different manner than in the final printed volume. The title page for chapters XIII and XIV [printed chapters XIV and XV] carries an R. & R. Clark ink date stamp of 15 Aug. 1925, and the last chapter title page lists the date Frazer sent it to Clark: 15 Aug. 1925.
FRAZ/22-27 consist of eight boxes of papers relating to J. G. Frazer's writings arranged according to the date of the publication or creation of the works, dating from 1884 to 1938. FRAZ/25 includes the papers relating to the 'Anthologia Anthropologica', which was published in 1938-1939 but was begun to be discussed in 1932, the end date of the material in that box. FRAZ/27 includes some items added at the end with earlier dates.
FRAZ/22 consists of one box of papers relating to J. G. Frazer's books, speeches, and articles written from 1884 to 1903, arranged in chronological order of appearance. 'The Golden Bough' is represented solely by cuttings, including an album of 44 reviews of the first edition, dated 1890-1891 (Item 4). The only book represented by a manuscript here is 'Pausanias's Description of Greece', with a 178 page Introduction in Frazer's hand, lacking two pages at the end (Item 59).
FRAZ/9 consists of 1 box of material relating to 'The Fear of the Dead in Primitive Religion' spanning the dates 1931-1936. It contains the manuscript draft of Vol. I, printed in 1932; the typescript of Volume III, and a typescript of a notebook containing bibliographies for subjects covered in all three volumes. There is more material housed in FRAZ/26, including some slight variants of the bibliographies; and material relating to the French translation, 'La crainte des morts'.
FRAZ/24 is the third of eight boxes of papers relating to J. G. Frazer's writings, arranged according to the date of the publication or creation of the works, dating from 1884 to 1938 (FRAZ/22-27).
FRAZ/24 consists of one box of papers relating to J. G. Frazer's books, speeches, and articles written primarily from 1921 to 1927, with four cuttings dated later, from 1929 to 1940, arranged in chronological order of appearance. There are seven manuscript drafts of articles and lectures in Frazer's hand, and two more that are incomplete. Items 32-44 are letters and printed material relating to Frazer's article 'Our Debt to France' in 'The Morning Post' 1 July 1925, advocating the forgiveness of French war debt. Items 47-59 are letters and the manuscript draft of an acceptance speech on the award of the Commandeur de la Légion d'honneur in April 1926. (Another group of letters of congratulation on the award of the Légion d'honneur may be found at FRAZ/16/52-71.) Items 72-73, and 75 are typescripts of speeches made at a gathering in the Old Combination Room at Trinity College on 1 Mar. 1927.
FRAZ/11 consists of two boxes containing materials relating to the Macmillan edition of the 'Fasti' of Ovid, spanning the dates [1928?]-1930, including drafts of the Preface, Commentary, footnotes, and related notes and cuttings.
FRAZ/12 consists of three boxes containing material relating primarily to the Macmillan edition of the 'Fasti' of Ovid, spanning the dates 1926-1931. These are primarily galley proofs for the Commentary in the Macmillan edition, most of them stamped 'First Proof' and carrying date stamps and corrections in Frazer's hand. Many are accompanied by the envelopes they were originally sent in. Proofs for Book III are missing. Proofs for Book V include notes for a lecture on the Argei given at Queens' College, Cambridge 1 Mar., 1926.
FRAZ/13 consists of two boxes of partial galley proofs for the Loeb and Macmillan editions of the 'Fasti' of Ovid and related photographs, spanning the dates [1901?]-1926. The Loeb edition was well underway with proofs being reviewed when production stopped after reaching an agreement with Macmillan in 1926. Macmillan agreed to publish a 5 volume set with extensive notes and commentary; after two years had elapsed, Loeb agreed to publish a one volume edition as part of the Loeb Classical Library, using no more than 50 pages of notes from the Macmillan edition.
FRAZ/5 consists of one box containing photostats of Frazer's interleaved and annotated copy of an offprint of 'On Certain Burial Customs as Illustrative of the Primitive Theory of the Soul' [published in the 'Journal of the Anthropological Institute', Vol. XV, 1885]. The photostats are enlarged positive and negative copies. Accompanied by two slightly enlarged line block prints of leaves 32-33, which appear as the facsimiles at the back of Theodore Besterman's 'Bibliography of Sir James George Frazer' as an example of work interleaved and kept up to date by Frazer. The photostats and prints are undated and possibly date from 1934, when Besterman's 'Bibliography' was published.
FRAZ/27 forms the final two boxes of eight boxes of papers relating to J. G. Frazer's writings, arranged according to the date of the publication or creation of the works, dating from 1884 to 1938 (FRAZ/22-27).
FRAZ/27 consists of 2 boxes of papers relating to J. G. Frazer's works written between 1935 and 1938, and arranged (roughly) in chronological order of appearance. Some items have been identified as having dates earlier than 1935 and later than 1938, but remain as they were originally arranged. These include manuscripts written in Frazer's own hand (and therefore possibly dating from the 1920s): the drafts of two poems: "The Bitter Cry of an Anthro-polo-gist, a lyrical drama in two acts" (Item 79) and "The Sunset Dream" (Item 74), notes, suggestions for passages to be used in "Man, God and Immortality" (Item 3), and two drafts of speeches given, one of them incomplete (Items 80 and 81). Other manuscript drafts were dictated by Frazer, who was, by the middle 1930s, relying on a secretary due to increasing blindness.
The work with the most amount of material here is a children's story the Frazers wrote together in 1937, "Pasha the Pom" (Items 48-58). The typescript draft and galley proofs are incomplete, but the page proofs are complete, as is the short essay, identified as marketing 'puff' for the book.
FRAZ/23 is the second of eight boxes of papers relating to J. G. Frazer's writings, arranged according to the date of the publication or creation of the works, dating from 1884 to 1938 (FRAZ/22-27).
FRAZ/23 consists of one box of papers relating to J. G. Frazer's books, speeches, and articles written primarily from 1903 to 1921, arranged in chronological order of appearance (except for the last item, possibly added later). There are five manuscript drafts of articles and speeches in Frazer's hand, and one unsigned manuscript draft of 'Fire making in the Trobriand Islands' by Bronisław Malinowski (Item 28). Other papers relating to Frazer's 'Myths on the Origin of Fire' (Items 26-42) include two letters from Malinowski concerning a myth from the village of Moligilagi; a letter from Miles Burkitt about the first appearance of fire, mentioning evidence of fire at Piltdown; two more letters about fire in prehistory from Marcellin Boule and Aimé Rutot, as well as a letter from Herbert Ian Hogbin enclosing a folktale about Pa'eva and Ke Ahi, gods of the sea and fire. An entire copy of 'The Papuan Villager', Vol. 1, No. 1, printed in Port Moresby in February 1929 and designed for the people of Papua, contains an article headed 'The Fire and the Dog'.
FRAZ/25 is the fourth of eight boxes of papers relating to J. G. Frazer's writings, arranged according to the date of the publication or creation of the works, dating from 1884 to 1938 (FRAZ/22-27).
FRAZ/25 consists of one box of papers relating to J. G. Frazer's books, speeches, and articles written from 1928 to 1939, arranged in chronological order of appearance. The Macmillan edition of 'Publii Ovidii Nasonis Fastorum Libri Sex, The Fasti of Ovid' and the Loeb Classical Library 'Ovid's Fasti' (Items 1-32), and the 4 volume 'Anthologia Anthropologica' (Items 49-97) are most fully represented here, by notes, drafts, specimen pages, letters, and cuttings.
The 20 letters to James or Lilly Frazer about the 'Fasti' include a letter from Benito Mussolini (Item 20). Item 59 is a typed copy of a letter by James Frazer written to R. R. Marett. A typescript list of invitees to the presentation of the Freedom of Glasgow provides a list of Frazer friends and acquaintances based mainly in Glasgow (Item 115).
FRAZ/26 is the fifth and sixth of eight boxes of papers relating to J. G. Frazer's writings, arranged according to the date of the publication or creation of the works, dating from 1884 to 1938 (FRAZ/22-27).
FRAZ/26 consists of 2 boxes of papers relating to J. G. Frazer's works written from 1932 to 1938, arranged in chronological order of appearance. These years are just after Frazer's eye troubles began in earnest, and appear to show a shift from writing drafts in his own hand to dictation to a secretary at the end of 1934. Lady Frazer's work as business manager continues to be evident, and letters are addressed mainly to her.
There are manuscript drafts in J.G.F’s hand of two different works: his obituary of his friend, Canon John Roscoe (Item 57); and the 1932 Zaharoff Lecture, entitled 'Condorcet on the Progress of the Human Mind' (Items 78-79). A secretary to J.G.F. is likely the hand writing the prefaces to 'Creation and Evolution in Primitive Cosmogonies' (Items 97-98) and 'Etudes d'anthropologie biblique' (Item 104).
Five original poems by Frazer and two translations of poems by Heine. There are three copies of "Dreams": a manuscript in Lady Frazer's hand, a fair copy, and a typescript copy. There is a fair copy, corrected of "And the reapers bind their sheaves", a fair copy, corrected, and typescript of "Whispers of the Nile"; a typescript, corrected with the date of 11 June 1921 of "To My Wife"; a typescript with date 1936 of "The Keys of Janus' Temple", accompanied by an envelope; and fair copies, corrected, and typescript of a translation of two poems from Heine, "Du bist wie eine Blume" and "Wo?"
Pages 29-124, 141-188, 205-220, 511-524, all unmarked, three of the signatures unopened.
32 loose pages from a printed volume(s?) with music and verses of French songs probably used by Lilly Frazer. Accompanied by an advertisement for 'Chansons Populaires, Recueillies dans les Alpes Françaises' par Julien Tiersot with music and verses for 'La Fiancée Lointaine'.
Typescript catalogue, 166 pp (approximately 1550 titles), created by Angela M. Trotman[?]
A note in Lady Frazer's hand at top describes this as a ballon d'essai written before the printed circular was prepared.
Typed copy, with manuscript emendations and additions in an unidentified hand, of a notebook containing bibliographies for subjects covered in all 3 volumes of 'The Fear of the Dead', beginning with 'Works to be consulted' followed by bibliographies for over 90 different subjects, such as 'Ghosts imparting fertility to crops', 'Oracles given by ghosts', and 'Dangerous ghosts of the murdered'.
Reproduced typescript of extracts mentioning Frazer [in his 'A Hundred Years of Anthropology'?], used for a prospectus for one of Frazer's books[?]; with four duplicates.
Typescript, corrected of Westermarck's Frazer Lecture. Accompanied by the envelope.
Paris - Invitation to subscribe, with a list of contributors and published articles; with blank subscription notice.
A typescript of the preface, with a corrigendum concerning Mr Tilton added later [perhaps for the second edition?].