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FRAZ/16/90 · Pièce · [after 10 Dec. 1881]
Fait partie de Papers of Sir James Frazer

One of a set of eight testimonial letters printed when Frazer was an applicant for the Chair of Humanity at the University of Aberdeen: notes his excellence is not because of training in an English Public School but because of his own work and love of learning; his dissertation for the fellowship was 'masterly'. Accompanied by a duplicate.

FRAZ/16/96 · Pièce · [after 10 Dec. 1881]
Fait partie de Papers of Sir James Frazer

One of a set of eight testimonial letters printed when Frazer was an applicant for the Chair of Humanity at the University of Aberdeen: in addition to being a sound scholar, Frazer has a high degree of thoughtfulness and originality. Accompanied by a duplicate.

FRAZ/16/91 · Pièce · [after 12 Dec. 1881]
Fait partie de Papers of Sir James Frazer

One of a set of eight testimonial letters printed when Frazer was an applicant for the Chair of Humanity at the University of Aberdeen: praises his 'high capacity for scientifically mastering a language'. Accompanied by a duplicate.

FRAZ/16/95 · Pièce · [after 12 Dec. 1881]
Fait partie de Papers of Sir James Frazer

One of a set of eight testimonial letters printed when Frazer was an applicant for the Chair of Humanity at the University of Aberdeen: Frazer is not just able but has a mental grasp, intellectual strength and extensive acquaintance with Classical Literature. Accompanied by a duplicate.

FRAZ/16/89 · Pièce · [after 12 Dec. 1881]
Fait partie de Papers of Sir James Frazer

One of a set of eight testimonial letters printed when Frazer was an applicant for the Chair of Humanity at the University of Aberdeen; praises his scholarship and industry, and the advantage of being a Scotsman and having been educated in Scotland.

FRAZ/16/94 · Pièce · [after 12 Dec. 1881]
Fait partie de Papers of Sir James Frazer

One of a set of eight testimonial letters printed when Frazer was an applicant for the Chair of Humanity at the University of Aberdeen: praises his scholarship, and says he has a 'vigorous and original mind'. Accompanied by a duplicate.

FRAZ/16/92 · Pièce · [after 12 Dec. 1881]
Fait partie de Papers of Sir James Frazer

One of a set of eight testimonial letters printed when Frazer was an applicant for the Chair of Humanity at the University of Aberdeen: says Frazer was one of the best scholars in the last fifteen years, extent of his reading as an undergraduate remarkable, his dissertation showing original thought and skill in exposition. Accompanied by a duplicate.

FRAZ/16/93 · Pièce · [after 12 Dec. 1881]
Fait partie de Papers of Sir James Frazer

One of a set of eight testimonial letters printed when Frazer was an applicant for the Chair of Humanity at the University of Aberdeen: as one of his examiners for the Classical Tripos, his translation papers were the best he has seen done in any examination. Accompanied by a duplicate.

Diary of a Tour in Spain
FRAZ/34/1 · Pièce · Mar.-Apr. 1883
Fait partie de Papers of Sir James Frazer

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.

Typescript of 'The Latin Fabulists'
FRAZ/22/1 · Pièce · [1884?]
Fait partie de Papers of Sir James Frazer

A typescript of a review of Léopold Hervieux's 'Les Fabulistes Latins, depuis le siècle d'Auguste jusqu'à la fin du moyen âge' in 'The Academy', No. 653, pp. 300-301, 8 Nov. 1884.

FRAZ/28/189 · Pièce · [after 20 Feb. 1885]
Fait partie de Papers of Sir James Frazer

One of a set of four testimonial letters printed in support of Frazer's candidacy for the Librarianship of the Royal Geographical Society: praises his scholarship and industry, has made himself a 'a competent German and French scholar' with a fair knowlege of Italian. Accompanied by two duplicates.

'An Anthology of English Prose'
FRAZ/35/1 · Pièce · c 1880?
Fait partie de Papers of Sir James Frazer

Bound volume containing notes in Frazer’s hand, excerpts from works by Francis Bacon, Sir Thomas Browne, Sir Walter Raleigh, Richard Hooker, J. A. Froude, Edmund Burke, Sir Walter Scott, Hugh Miller, Abraham Cowley, Alexander Pope, Edward Gibbon, John Henry Newman, Charles Dickens and Charles Kingsley.

'Maine’s Ancient Law. Jurisprudence'
FRAZ/35/2 · Pièce · c 1880
Fait partie de Papers of Sir James Frazer

Bound volume of notes in Frazer's hand. Turned upside down and started from the back cover are 5 pages of notes on linguistics. A list of books to read appears on the inside back cover.

FRAZ/28/188 · Pièce · [after 20 Feb. 1885]
Fait partie de Papers of Sir James Frazer

One of a set of four testimonial letters printed in support of Frazer's candidacy for the Librarianship of the Royal Geographical Society: Frazer 'is a genuine student and has read deeply in a wide range of subjects', is indefatigable, with a good working knowledge of modern languages; would be interested in the Society's collections in terms of his own research, but is so conscientious that the research would not interfere with his duties. Accompanied by two duplicates.

FRAZ/28/190 · Pièce · [after 20 Feb. 1885]
Fait partie de Papers of Sir James Frazer

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.

FRAZ/1/4 · Pièce · 21 Jan. 1888
Fait partie de Papers of Sir James Frazer

Trinity College, Cambridge - Wishes to withdraw from the Library Committee, as his specialty is not one in which the Library is strong; also doubts the utility of College libraries, 'a system which gives us in Cambridge eighteen very imperfect libraries and not one really good one.'

FRAZ/16/114 · Pièce · 26 Dec. 1888
Fait partie de Papers of Sir James Frazer

War Department, Washington - Has read his anthropological questions, is publishing a volume with some answers and will send it to him ['Notes on the Cosmogony and Theogony of the Mojave Indians of the Rio Colorado, Arizona?]; answers his question about whether Eagles kept in cages are maintained by the members of the Eagle Clan - has evidence they are not; praises 'Totemism'.

Accompanied by the envelope redirected from Trinity College to 15 Albany St, Edinburgh.

FRAZ/1/56 · Pièce · 18 Aug. 1889
Fait partie de Papers of Sir James Frazer

Cites [Edward William] Lane's '[An Account of the Manners and Customs of the] Modern Egyptians' concerning the sacrifice of a virgin into the Nile in order to obtain a plentiful inundation.

Diary of a Tour in Greece
FRAZ/34/2-4 · Pièce · 1890
Fait partie de Papers of Sir James Frazer

Three volumes containing notes taken in Athens in March and April, 1890, and a journal of a tour in the Peloponnese and Central Greece from 21 April to 24 May, 1890. In the journal, Frazer makes frequent references to Baedeker and to Pausanias.

The first volume contains 52 pp. of notes made on statuary, architecture, and pottery while visiting the Central Museum in Athens, and from J. H. Middleton's notes on the Acropolis in Athens and on 'Temple Management'. This is followed by the start of the tour journal (126 pp.) dating from 21 April to 9 May, in which he travels via steamer from Piraeus to Nauplia, and from there on horseback with his dragoman Weal, to Tsipiana (now Nestani), to Mantinea, Tripolitza, Arachova, and Sparta, where he makes notes from the museum at Sparta and meets [Robert Weir] Schultz and [Sidney Howard] Barnsley. From Sparta he travels through the Langada gorge to Lada, where he meets Aksel Andersson and Henrik Schück, who are interested in folklore; to Mt. Ithome and Mt. Eva, and to Phigalia, where he describes the cave of the Black or Phigalian Demeter; to the temple [of Apollo] in Bassae; to Megalopolis, where he meets archaeologists [William] Loring, [William John] Woodhouse, and [R. A. H.] Bickford-Smith; to Andritsaena and Krestana and to Olympia, where he makes extensive notes. The volume contains two pen-and-ink sketch maps of Sparta, one of Thebes, and pencil sketches of temples, gates, and objects.

The second volume consists of 35 pp., reconstructing his diary of May 10-16, after he lost his notebook at Chaeronea on the 17th. It describes a tour from Olympia to St. Luke's monastery, to Dhivri, the monastery of Hagia Lavra at Anastásova, to Megaspeleon, to Aegion, to Delphi, where he makes extensive notes, to Arachova, and St. Luke's monastery.

The third volume consists of 31 pp. of his tour from May 17-24, in which he travels from St. Luke's to Chaeronea, to Livadia, Thespiae, Plataea, Thebes, Eleutherae and Eleusis to Athens. Once at Athens, he makes notes of an excursion to Oropus and Mt Helicon with [Arthur George] Bather, and a trip to the monastery of Mendeli on Mt Pentelicus, and walking back to Athens, arriving before Bather, who took the train.

FRAZ/22/4 · Pièce · 1890-1891
Fait partie de Papers of Sir James Frazer

Dark green bound volume of 44 cuttings, primarily reviews, of the first edition of 'The Golden Bough'; includes reviews by Isaac Taylor in 'The Academy' (tipped on to p. 5), John G. Bourke in 'The American Anthropologist' (verso of p. 11), and W. Warde Fowler in 'The Classical Review' (tipped on to p. 13).

FRAZ/1/6 · Pièce · 6 Nov. 1891
Fait partie de Papers of Sir James Frazer

Trinity College, Cambridge - Informs Butler that Warde Fowler has found a mistranslation of Pliny in a central argument in 'The Golden Bough', and Frazer suggests the fellowship committee should be informed and his fellowship re-evaluated in light of the new information. Accompanied by the envelope and photographs of the letter, mounted on two sheets.