John Massie: Letters to him

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

190 letters to Massie, on Liberal politics, Women's Suffrage, biblical studies, and education.

The correspondents include: Edwin A. Abbott (1882); Sir John S. Ainsworth (1910); H.H. Asquith, 1st Earl of Oxford & Asquith (7 letters, 1906-25); Ernest B. Bax (1913); 7th Earl Beauchamp (2, 1902-03); Sir Hugh Bell (1917); Augustine Birrell (2, 1904-15); Monk Bretton (1885); John Bright (1885); John Brown (1914); Sir Percy W. Bunting (1895); Thomas Burt (2, 1911); Alfred J. Butler (1923); Edward N. Buxton (undated); David Caird (1914); Joseph Chamberlain (1879); 5th Earl of Clarendon (1883); Jesse Collings (1883); Sir Edward T. Cook (1897); 1st Earl of Cromer (4, 1910-14); Marquess Curzon of Kedleston (1911-16); 15th Earl of Derby (1883); Albert V. Dicey (3, 1895-1912); Alfred Edersheim (1885); Dame Millicent Fawcett (5, c.1884); 1st Baron Fitzmaurice (2, 1909-10); Herbert J. Gladstone, 1st Viscount Gladstone (1882-1904); William Ewart Gladstone (2, 1882-84); William H. Gladstone (1883); Edward Grey, 1st Viscount Grey of Falloden (4, 1905-22); Lewis Harcourt, 1st Viscount Harcourt (3, 1912-16); Frederic Harrison (1891-99); 7th Earl of Jersey (1912-16); Margaret, Countess of Jersey (wife of 7th Earl) (8, 1911-24); 8th Earl of Jersey (1923); John Kelly (1842); 1st Earl of Kimberley (1900); Fanny E. Kingsley (wife of Charles Kingsley) (2, 1887); Rose G. Kingsley (4, c.1884); J. Cameron Lees (4, 1881-909); James W. Lowther, 1st Viscount Ullswater (2, 1906); James Martineau (1891); Edwin S. Montagu (1916); 6th Marquess of Northampton (3, 1889-1912); 1st Baron Northcote (1911); Arthur W. Peel, 1st Viscount Peel (4, 1885-99); Edward H. Plumptre, Dean of Wells (1881); Edward H. Price (1868); Sir Hugh G. Reid (1910); Robert T. Reid, 1st Baron Loreburn (1895); 5th Earl of Rosebery (2, 1904-08); Walter Runciman, 1st Viscount Runciman of Doxford (1910); George W.E. Russell (2, 1891-1913); Herbert L. Samuel, 1st Viscount Samuel (3, 1900-18); Francis Schnadhorst (2, 1885-88); 7th Earl of Shaftesbury (1885); 4th Baron Sheffield (1910); Arthur Sidgwick (2, 1900); John A. Simon, 1st Viscount Simon (1923); John A. Spender (3, 1897-1924); Sir Leslie Stephen (3, 1879-80); 1st Baron Thring (1887); Sir George O. Trevelyan (5, 1885-1913); Sir Paul Vinogradoff (1911); Mary Augusta Ward (Mrs. Humphry Ward) (4, 1910-12); and Brooke Foss Westcott, Bishop of Durham (1886).

Administrative / Biographical History

John Massie (1842-1925), biblical scholar; Liberal politician; Classical Professor, Spring Hill Theological College, Birmingham, 1869-86; and Professor of New Testament Exegesis, 1871-86. Massie was Yates Professor of New Testament Exegesis, Mansfield College, Oxford, 1886-1906; a member of the Executive of the National Liberal Federation, 1894-1906 and 1910-25; M.P. for Cricklade, 1906-10; President of the Liberation Society; and Vice Chairman of the Council, Leamington High School for Girls, 1890-1925.

Conditions Governing Access

Open for consultation by holders of a Reader's Ticket valid for the Manuscripts Reading Room.

Acquisition Information

Purchased 1993.

Note

Description compiled by Robert Steiner, Department of Manuscripts and University Archives.

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