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Additional Manuscripts b
Add. MS b · Arquivo · 16th-20th c.

The additional manuscript series are artificial groups containing manuscripts from various sources. Most of the contents are single items or small groups, but they include some fairly large personal archives, either arranged in sequence or scattered in various places. See the overview of the collections (https://archives.trin.cam.ac.uk/index.php/overview).

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Copy letter from A. A. Bevan to J. G. Frazer
Add. MS b/35/64 · Item · c 1947-c 1955
Parte de Additional Manuscripts b

Trin. Coll. Cambr. Dated April 3 1899 - Sends a translation of the passage they were talking about the other day [transcript present], from Al-Baidawi's Commentary on the Koran concerning magic knots.

Copy letter from John S. Black to J. G. Frazer
Add. MS b/35/71 · Item · c 1947-c 1955
Parte de Additional Manuscripts b

6 Oxford Terrace, Edinburgh. Dated 1st Nov. 1905 - Thanks him for the copy of 'Kingship'; enjoyed his visit to Oxford, is still thinking of reviving Bretschneider in some modernised edition; visited [Hope W.] Hogg in Manchester at Victoria University, which seems prosperous; has a note from [Joseph Shield?] Nicholson asking him to dine to meet [John St Loe] Strachey who is going to contest the University seat; has been golfing on the Braid Hills course; will send back the Bretschneider books soon; has to address a 'Literary Society' on the subject of Jupiter and asks for early literary references.

Copy letter from John S. Black to J. G. Frazer
Add. MS b/35/76 · Item · c 1947-c 1955
Parte de Additional Manuscripts b

6 Oxford Terrace, Edinburgh. Dated 11th Dec. 1912 - Thanks him for the honour regarding the Gifford Lectures [the dedication of 'The Belief in Immortality'] and expresses his delight at being asked to help work on 'Folk-Lore in the Old Testament', and suggests Cheyne's 'Traditions and Beliefs of Ancient Israel' and 'The Two Religions of Israel'; sees 'charming vistas opening up'; a cheap popular re-issue of 'Biblica' is being talked of.

Copy letter from John S. Black to J. G. Frazer
Add. MS b/35/79 · Item · c 1947-c 1955
Parte de Additional Manuscripts b

6 Oxford Terrace, Edinburgh. Dated 2nd Dec. 1913 - Thanks him belatedly for 'The Dying God'; is sorry the George Square scheme didn't work, but does think London better than Edinburgh; knows [Wickham] Steed well by name and thinks he will be a 'great and beneficent force' on the staff of 'The Times'; would like to meet him somewhere in Italy in the spring, and asks if they have been to the Naples-Amalfi region or to Sicily; congratulations to Mrs Frazer on her new role as a grandmother and on the new book ['Victor et Victorine'?]; Emy and Fred are in Paris, and he has begun a series of articles in the Scotsman.

Copy letter from J. Bland to J. G. Frazer
Add. MS b/35/90 · Item · c 1947-c 1955
Parte de Additional Manuscripts b

"The Clock House" Shepperton. Dated 25th March (1911) - Will be happy to be quoted in Frazer's forthcoming book [about substitutes for executions in China?], but asks to be allowed to rewrite his former note; will look through Herbert Spencer's 'Descriptive Sociology', ('that mountain of ill-assorted facts and opinions'), and asks if he has looked through Arthur Smith's 'Chinese Characteristics'.

Copy letter from J. Bland to J. G. Frazer
Add. MS b/35/91 · Item · c 1947-c 1955
Parte de Additional Manuscripts b

The Clock House, Upper Halliford, Shepperton. Dated 8th May (1911) - Returns the proof of the letter [about substitutes for executions in China?], and encloses a letter from Edmund Backhouse, who knows more about Chinese manners and customs and history than any other European [not present].

Copy letter from John G. Bourke to Dr J. G. Frazer
Add. MS b/35/101 · Item · c 1947-c 1955
Parte de Additional Manuscripts b

War Department, Washington D.C. Dated August 28th 1889 - Has been on a tour of duty in connection with the Apache Indians; sent one of Frazer's list of questions to John S. Hittell; another was given to Thomas Keam, who has been living among the Moquis of Arizona and is an expert; the Turtle is a Moqui totem; might go out to the Moqui again and learn about the Snake Dance, but dreads the trip; was in North Carolina, where the Cherokees still use a blow-pipe gun.

Copy letter from Herbert M. Bower to J. G. Frazer
Add. MS b/35/105 · Item · c 1947-c 1955
Parte de Additional Manuscripts b

Elmcrofts, Ripon. Dated 22nd February 1896 - Has been reading 'The Golden Bough' and sends a cutting on human sacrifice in Benin [cutting transcribed]; quotes passages on agricultural rites from 'Yorkshire Folk Talk' by his cousin Marmaduke Morris; asks his opinion of an Italian festival in which they carry 'Ceri', wooden structures with arabesque paintings on them. In a postscript, he mentions a book by [Henning Frederik] Feilberg entitled 'Dansk Bondelir' [recte 'Dansk Bondeliv']; and a funeral procession witnessed in Capri in 1895.

Copy letter from Geo. Brown to Dr J. G. Frazer
Add. MS b/35/116 · Item · c 1947-c 1955
Parte de Additional Manuscripts b

Biloa, Vella Lavella, Solomon Islands. Dated March 14th 1911 - Has been to Ontong Java but has conflicting answers as to the number of exogamous divisions; a German who was there will probably publish soon; asks Frazer to send one of the books [the Anthropological Questions pamphlet?] to Rev. R. C. Nicholson at Vella Lavella, Solomon Islands and another to Rev. S. R. Rooney, Bambatana, Solomon Islands.

Copy letter from C. Brownlow to J. G. Frazer
Add. MS b/35/121 · Item · c 1947-c 1955
Parte de Additional Manuscripts b

Estate Office, Coolderry, Carrickmacross. Dated 14 Nov. 1913 - Adds two stories relating to 'The Transference of Evil' chapter in 'The Golden Bough' relating to getting rid of a port wine stain, and veneral disease.

Copy letter from H. Montagu Butler to J. G. Frazer
Add. MS b/35/137 · Item · c 1947-c 1955
Parte de Additional Manuscripts b

Trinity Lodge, Cambridge Dated February 4th, 1914 - Expresses regret at their departure from Cambridge; assures him they are very proud of him; is a pleasure to remember first learning of him through Frank Galton.

Copy letter from Donald Cameron to Sir James Frazer
Add. MS b/35/142 · Item · c 1947-c 1955
Parte de Additional Manuscripts b

c/o McLean, 39 Gibson Street, Hillhead, Glasgow. Dated 30 March, 1908 - Suggests other interpretations to several theories in 'Adonis, Attis and Osiris': the conical stone emblem of Astarte at Byblus, the secular origin of prostitution; the sons of a serpent god, the magic cauldron, and the historical prototypes of Adonis, Attis, and Osiris.

Copy letter from A. Stewart Campbell to J. G. Frazer
Add. MS b/35/144 · Item · c 1947-c 1955
Parte de Additional Manuscripts b

Commercial Place, Wellingborough. Dated 15 Jan. 1919 - In reading about oaths in the 'Covenant of Abraham' chapter in 'Folk-Lore in the Old Testament' he adds the oath of local children, 'My finger's wet, my finger's dry, cut my throat if I tell a lie'.

Copy letter from J. W. Capstick to J. G. Frazer
Add. MS b/35/146 · Item · c 1947-c 1955
Parte de Additional Manuscripts b

Trinity College, Cambridge. Dated 5 Feb. 1915 - Thanks him for his copy of 'Essays of Joseph Addison'; right now he has little time for reading, is instead lecturing, investigating the temperature of bullocks, learning to speak French from his Belgian, making music for the soldiers and photographing the wounded.

Copy letter from J. W. Capstick to J. G. Frazer
Add. MS b/35/147 · Item · c 1947-c 1955
Parte de Additional Manuscripts b

Section Sanitaire Anglaise No. 1, Dijon. Dated 7 May 1915 - Discusses his experience as an ambulance driver in Belfort: doesn't have much to do, and are not part of the Croix Rouge, but in the Section Sanitaire of the French Army; describes a bombing raid on the town; half the men there are from Oxford or Cambridge.

Copy letter from F. S. Carey to J. G. Frazer
Add. MS b/35/157 · Item · c 1947-c 1955
Parte de Additional Manuscripts b

22 Rock Park, Rock Ferry, Cheshire. Dated Feb. 6, 1915 - Thanks him for the Addison essays, and for Lady Frazer's letter and book at Christmas; gives news of his son [Windham], happy to be serving in the Royal Garrison Artillery, his second son [Richard] is not yet 18 but keen to serve, which he will do 'if this bloody business is not finished before the year is out'; knows that many of those going so happily will never return; he is drilling himself; refers to the traitor Kuno Meyer.

Copy letter from F. W. Christian to Sir James Frazer
Add. MS b/35/171 · Item · c 1947-c 1955
Parte de Additional Manuscripts b

Public Library, Palmerston, Manawatu County, North Island, New Zealand. Dated 19/7/26 - Thanks him for the reference to his work in the Caroline Islands in his book 'The Belief in Immortality and the Worship of the Dead'; has sent Grafton Elliot Smith some ethnological and philological notes on the subject of Hindu-Malays and Indo-Chinese reaching Central and South American coasts; Sir Clements Markham thinks the work has merits; asks he mention the work to Macmillan & Co.

Copy letter from Edw. Clodd to J. G. Frazer
Add. MS b/35/176 · Item · c 1947-c 1955
Parte de Additional Manuscripts b

Strafford House, Aldeburgh, Suffolk. Dated 10/7/10 - Describes his travels: particularly enjoyed Rothenberg, and cities in southern Spain; sent one of his copies of 'Totemism' to Sir Hugh Clifford; his review in the 'Nation' contained discussion of the sub-incision to stop procreation but was censored; hears [N. W.] Thomas will review the book in 'Folk-Lore'; promises to not send any more letters from [Andrew] Lang, but defends him as lacking malice; Clifford said he enjoyed 'Adonis, Attis' and would like them to meet.

Copy letter from Edw. Clodd to J. G. Frazer
Add. MS b/35/180 · Item · c 1947-c 1955
Parte de Additional Manuscripts b

Strafford House, Aldeburgh, Suffolk. Dated 14/7/12 - Thanks him again for a volume from the third edition of 'The Golden Bough'; [John Bagnell?] Bury was to visit when Sir Edwin Pears was there but was too unwell to come.

Copy letter from J. G. Frazer to Edward Clodd
Add. MS b/35/182 · Item · c 1947-c 1955
Parte de Additional Manuscripts b

St. Keyne's Cambridge. Dated 23 March 1913 - Thanks him for his kind letter [about 'The Belief in Immortality'], which will help him 'bear with equanimity the thunder of the theological guns when they open fire on me'; declines the offer to send the book with the statistics of the weight of the soul [Duncan McDougall quoted in Edward Carpenter's 'Drama of Love and Death']; declines the invitation to visit, does not want to leave his wife. With a typescript footnote identifying Frazer's book.

Copy letter from Edw. Clodd to J. G. Frazer
Add. MS b/35/185 · Item · c 1947-c 1955
Parte de Additional Manuscripts b

Strafford House, Aldeburgh, Suffolk. Dated 3/4/15 - Thanks him for the Addison book; encloses a cutting on 'Adonis, Attis and Osiris' [not transcribed] and suggests Frazer send a correction to 'The Times'.

Copy letter from Edw. Clodd to J. G. Frazer
Add. MS b/35/189 · Item · c 1947-c 1955
Parte de Additional Manuscripts b

Strafford House, Aldeburgh, Suffolk. Dated 31/12/16 - Thanks him for the ['Ancient Stories of the Great Flood'] and admires it, is glad he expresses his opinion on causes of similarities, thinks [W.H.R.] Rivers was too rigid in explaining them; hopes the 'Pan German Plot' [translated by Lilly Frazer] has been a success.

Copy letter from Edw. Clodd to J. G. Frazer
Add. MS b/35/191 · Item · c 1947-c 1955
Parte de Additional Manuscripts b

Aldeburgh. Dated (1918) - Thanks him for 'Folk-Lore in the Old Testament', notices society has moved a long way from when Dean Milman was denounced for blasphemy; questions his conclusion in judging between Creation and Evolution, and asks why consensus of opinion matters vs consensus of fact; hope his facts on 'jus primae noctis' will prevent future references; hears from Moncrieff that Sutherland Black has lost an eye.