James, G. P. R. (George Payne Rainsford), 1801?-1860

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British novelist. Note included states that James was "led to an appointment about 1850 as consul to Massachusetts, where the present story must have been written."

From the description of Christian Lacy : tale of the Salem witchcraft, [ca. 1850]. (University of Arizona). WorldCat record id: 29353551

English novelist and historian G. P. R. James wrote nearly a hundred novels, such as RICHELIEU (1825), THE GYPSY (1835), ATTILA (1837), and THE MYSTERIOUS CHEVALIER (1843), as well as many popular historical works, including THE LIFE AND TIMES OF LOUIS XIV (1838), and some poetry and plays. Later in life he was appointed British consul for Massachusetts (1850) and Norfolk, Virginia (1852-1855), then became consul-general at Venice (1856-1860).

From the description of G. P. R. James collection, 1825-1858. (Princeton University Library). WorldCat record id: 82745457

English novelist and historical writer.

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Farnham, to an unidentified correspondent, 1848 Nov. 6. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 269524818

From the description of Autograph letter signed : [New York], to an unidentified correspondent, 1852. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 269532414

From the description of Autograph letter signed : to John Miller in London, 1836 Nov. 17. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 269539279

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Menasha, Wisconsin, to J. Kennedy Furlong, 1855 Sept. 24. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 269530237

From the description of Autograph letter signed : [London], to W. Jerdan, 1828 May 16. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 269528723

George Payne Rainsford James, English novelist.

From the description of George Payne Rainsford James manuscript material : 2 items, 1840-1853 (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 697320901

Englishman, prolific historical novelist parodied by Thackeray, appointed British consul at Norfolk, VA 1852.

From the description of Letter and autograph of G.P.R. James, 1851-1853. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 63662182

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creatorOf Housman, Sarah. Commonplace book, 1817-1836. Princeton University Library
referencedIn Sass, George Herbert, 1845-1908. George Herbert Sass papers, 1859-1933. University of South Carolina, University Libraries
creatorOf James, G. P. R. (George Payne Rainsford), 1801?-1860. Christian Lacy : tale of the Salem witchcraft, [ca. 1850]. University of Arizona Libraries
creatorOf James, George Payne Rainsford, 1799-1860. Autograph letter signed : [New York], to an unidentified correspondent, 1852. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Hunt, Leigh, 1784-1859. Leigh Hunt manuscript material : 327 items, 1801-1859 New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Charles Henry Brainard papers, 1795-1884 and undated. Houghton Library.
creatorOf James, G. P. R. (George Payne Rainsford), 1801?-1860. Letter to [?]. [Kent, Eng.]. 1844 Aug. 20. University of Iowa Libraries
creatorOf Hughes, Robert W. (Robert William), 1821-1901. Papers, 1818-1900. William & Mary Libraries
referencedIn Bryant, John Cullen,. American and English literary and historical papers collected by Atcheson L. Hench [manuscript] 1795-1943. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Lever, Charles James, 1806-1872,. Letters from celebrated authors and other eminent men, 1847-1887. Harvard University, Houghton Library
referencedIn Landor, Walter Savage, 1775-1864. Letter : Bath, England, to [George Payne Rainsford] James, [ca. 1842] Dec. 13. Texas Christian University
creatorOf James, George Payne Rainsford, 1799-1860. Autograph letter signed : Farnham, to an unidentified correspondent, 1848 Nov. 6. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf James, G. P. R. (George Payne Rainsford), 1801?-1860. Autograph letter signed G.P.R. James to: "Dear Sirs [Ticknor, Field & Co.] June 3, 1857. Wellesley College
creatorOf James, G. P. R. (George Payne Rainsford), 1801?-1860. George Payne Rainsford James manuscript material : 2 items, 1840-1853 New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf James, G. P. R. (George Payne Rainsford), 1801?-1860. Letter and autograph of G.P.R. James, 1851-1853. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf James, George Payne Rainsford, 1799-1860. Autograph letter signed : Menasha, Wisconsin, to J. Kennedy Furlong, 1855 Sept. 24. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Papers, 1835-1856. Houghton Library.
referencedIn James Thomas Fields collection of autographs and portraits of distinguished women, 1814-1907. Houghton Library.
creatorOf James, G. P. R. (George Payne Rainsford), 1801?-1860. The gipsy : manuscript, [ca. 1835] Harvard University, Houghton Library
creatorOf James, G. P. R. (George Payne Rainsford), 1801?-1860. Letter to Tartt. [s.l.]. 1842 May 6. University of Iowa Libraries
creatorOf James, G. P. R. (George Payne Rainsford), 1799-1860. G. P. R. James collection, 1825-1858. Princeton University Library
referencedIn Leigh Hunt manuscript material : 332 items, 1801-1859 The New York Public Library. Carl H. Pforzheimer Collection of Shelley and His Circle.
creatorOf James, George Payne Rainsford, 1799-1860. The life and adventures of John Marston Hall / by ... [George Payne Rainsford James]. University of St Andrews
creatorOf James, G. P. R. (George Payne Rainsford), 1801?-1860. Letter to Webster Eyre. [Kent, Eng.]. 1844 May 3. University of Iowa Libraries
referencedIn Boyd, Robert K., 1845?-. Robert Knowles Boyd letters : Eau Claire, Wis., to Edith M. Smith, Aurora, Ill., 1925-1927. Newberry Library
creatorOf James, George Payne Rainsford, 1799-1860. Letter to [?]. Christus Hotel. 1844 May 26. University of Iowa Libraries
referencedIn Letters to Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, 1761-1904 (inclusive) 1820-1888 (bulk). Houghton Library.
referencedIn Amy Hemenway collection of autographs, 1791-1873. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Abell, Lucia Elizabeth Balcombe, d. 1871. The Blessington papers : manuscript albums, 1818-1856 New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Hawthorne, Nathaniel, 1804-1864. Papers of Nathaniel Hawthorne [manuscript] 1659-1963 (bulk 1839-1864). Clifton Waller Barrett Library
creatorOf James, George Payne Rainsford, 1799-1860. Letter: 1849 June 4, Tailly House near [Fasulian ?] to David Laing / G. P. R. James. University of Edinburgh - Main Library, Edinburgh University Library
creatorOf James, George Payne Rainsford, 1799-1860. Autograph letter signed : [London], to W. Jerdan, 1828 May 16. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf James, G. P. R. (George Payne Rainsford), 1801?-1860. Letter to [?]. [s.l.]. 1844 May 26. University of Iowa Libraries
creatorOf James, G. P. R. (George Payne Rainsford), 1801?-1860. Letter to Captain [?]. Stockbridge, MS. 1851 July 13. University of Iowa Libraries
creatorOf Ellis, Henry, Sir, 1777-1869. Autograph letter signed : "British Museuam", to G.P.R. James, 1849 Apr. 19. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf James, George Payne Rainsford, 1799-1860. Autograph letter signed : to John Miller in London, 1836 Nov. 17. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf James, G. P. R. (George Payne Rainsford), 1801?-1860. Commonplace book, 1837-1859. Princeton University Library
creatorOf James, G. P. R. (George Payne Rainsford), 1801?-1860. G.P.R. James letter to John S. McMurray : Norfolk, Va. : ALS, 1856 Jan. 4. UC Berkeley Libraries
creatorOf James, G. P. R. (George Payne Rainsford), 1801?-1860. Letter to Mr Cassen [?]. New Haven, CT. 1850 Oct. 19. University of Iowa Libraries
creatorOf James, G. P. R. (George Payne Rainsford), 1799-1860. Autograph letters signed (2) : London and Melrose, Roxbrughshire, to unidentified recipients, 1831 Jan. 27 and 1832 Feb. 15. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf James, G. P. R. (George Payne Rainsford), 1801?-1860. Letter to [?]. Hastings, Eng. 1840 Mar. 20. University of Iowa Libraries
creatorOf James, G. P. R. (George Payne Rainsford), 1801?-1860. Letter to Tartt. The Shrubbery Walmer, Eng. 1842 May 6. University of Iowa Libraries
referencedIn Landor, Walter Savage, 1775-1864. Letter : Bath, England, to [George Payne Rainsford] James, [ca. 1842] Dec. 13. University of Chicago Library
creatorOf Landor, Walter Savage, 1775-1864. Autograph letter signed : [Florence], to Eliza Lynn Linton, [1862 Jan.]. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Inventory of the Robert William Hughes Papers, 1818-1900 Special Collections, Earl Gregg Swem Library, College of William and Mary
referencedIn Childs, George William, 1829-1894. George William Childs papers [manuscript], 1882-1892. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf James, G. P. R. (George Payne Rainsford), 1801?-1860. Letter, 1858 June 21, Richmond, Va., to George Ticknor, Boston. Dartmouth College Library
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associatedWith Bancroft, George, 1800-1891 person
associatedWith Benjamin F. Butler (Benjamin Franklin) person
associatedWith Blessington, Marguerite, Countess of, 1789-1849. person
associatedWith Boyd, Robert K., 1845?- person
correspondedWith Brainard, Charles Henry, 1817-1885 person
associatedWith Cass, Lewis, 1782-1866 person
associatedWith Childs, George William, 1829-1894. person
associatedWith Cromwell, Oliver. person
associatedWith Crozet, Claudius, 1790-1864 person
associatedWith Daniel, John Moncure, 1825-1865 person
associatedWith Ellis, Henry, Sir, 1777-1869. person
associatedWith Ewell, Benjamin Stoddert, 1810-1894 person
associatedWith Eyre, Webster, person
associatedWith Fales, DeCoursey, 1888-1966, person
associatedWith Fields, James Thomas, 1817-1881 person
associatedWith Furlong, J. Kennedy, person
associatedWith G. P. R. James (George Payne Rainsford) person
associatedWith Griswold, Rufus W. (Rufus Wilmot), 1815-1857 person
associatedWith Hawthorne, Nathaniel, 1804-1864. person
associatedWith Hemenway, Amy, collector. person
associatedWith Housman, Sarah. person
associatedWith Hughes, Robert W. (Robert William), 1821-1901. person
associatedWith Hunt, Leigh, 1784-1859. person
associatedWith J. B. H. (James Barron Hope) person
associatedWith J. D. B. De Bow(James Dunwoody Brownson) person
associatedWith Jerdan, William, 1782-1869, person
associatedWith J. L. M. Curry(Jabez Lamar Monroe) person
associatedWith Joseph E. Johnston (Joseph Eggleston) person
associatedWith Landor, Walter Savage, 1775-1864. person
associatedWith Lee, William Henry Fitzhugh, 1837-1891 person
associatedWith Lever, Charles James, 1806-1872, person
associatedWith Logan, Robert, Sir, d. 1606. person
correspondedWith Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth, 1807-1882 person
associatedWith Longstreet, James, 1821-1904 person
associatedWith Madden, Richard Robert, 1798-1886. person
associatedWith McMurray, John S. person
associatedWith Miller, John, person
associatedWith Mosby, John Singleton, 1833-1916 person
associatedWith Neilson, William A. W., person
associatedWith Ollier, Charles, 1788-1859. person
associatedWith Ray, Gordon Norton, 1915- person
associatedWith Robert William Hughes person
associatedWith Sass, George Herbert, 1845-1908. person
associatedWith Smith, W., person
associatedWith Ticknor and Fields. person
associatedWith Ticknor, George, 1791-1871. person
associatedWith Ulysses S. Grant (Ulysses Simpson) person
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Salem (Mass.)
Massachusetts--Salem
Subject
Editors--19th century--Correspondence
Authors, English--19th century--Correspondence
Witchcraft--Fiction
Publishers and publishing--19th century--Correspondence
Romance fiction
English literature--19th century
Novelists, English--19th century--Correspondence
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Birth 1799-08-09

Death 1860-06-09

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