Sir James Stephen: Papers

Scope and Content

Includes correspondence of Stephen and papers relating to a life of Stephen written by Dr. Evelyn Christian Martin.

Access Information

Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (

Acquisition Information

Presented by Prof. G.S. Graham, King's College, London, 1970.

Other Finding Aids

There is a card index of personal name entries for original letters in the Manuscripts Reading Room.

A catalogue of the collection can be found on ArchiveSearch.

Related Material

Cambridge University Library also holds letters and papers of the Stephen family, MSS.Add.7349 and 8381, and the original of II/119, J.S. Stephen's diary, MS.Add.7511.


The transcripts found in the collection were made for or by Caroline Emelia Stephen (1834-1909), James Stephen's daughter, for The Right Honourable Sir James Stephen, K.C.B., LL.D. Letters. With biographical notes by his daughter, Gloucester, 1906.