James, John (Vocalist)

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Thomas Varker Keam was born in Kenwyn, England on August 6, 1842. He went to sea as a young man and served in several branches of the British and then American military. Honorably discharged at Santa Fe, New Mexico in 1868, Keam stayed on becoming a liscenced trader with the Indian Bureau. By 1879 he had left the tading post he and and William Leonard had established together, to what is now called Keam's Canyon. There he traded with both the Hopi and Navajos, learning both their languages fluently. His dealings with both tribes enabled his collecting of prehistoric indian artifacts. The largest of his collections is housed with the Museum of Ethnology, while others can be found in a variety of instituions in the United States.

From the guide to the Lieutenent Thomas Varker Keam Collection, 1842-1904., (Cline Library. Special Collections and Archives Department.)

Epithet: Naval Surgeon

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Epithet: Secretary, Wesleyan Mission House

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Epithet: of Stowe Ch 205

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Epithet: organist and composer

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Epithet: of Wool

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Epithet: Pro-consul at Naples

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referencedIn James, William, 1842-1910. Papers, 1803-1941 (bulk: 1862-1910) Houghton Library
referencedIn James family additional papers, 1858-1947. Houghton Library
referencedIn Vol. XXVIII, 1663-Mar. 1676;Revenue: Correspondence and papers of Lord Danby rel. to: 1663-1690.includes:f. 1 Privy Council, The: Instructions to Commissioners of Subsidies: 1663.: Copy.f. 1 Subsidies: Privy Council instructions to Commissioners ... British Library
referencedIn (III. ff. 192). 13 June, 1738-6 Feb. 1739.includes:f. 2 Tomlynson Busby: Suit v. Hartley: 1738. f. 2 b Thomas Johnson: Suit v. Coxeter: 1737-1739. f. 3 b Long Melford, Suffolk: Suit v. the Warden, etc., of Hospital at: 1737-1739. f. 3 b James John... British Library
creatorOf ORGAN MUSIC: ‘Voluntary’s and fugues for the organ or harpsichord’; 2nd half of 18th century. A collection of 28 English organ voluntaries by John James, Stanley and others, comparable with the ‘Southgate’ book in the Royal College of Organists (desc... British Library
referencedIn Gary Snyder Papers, 1910-2003;, (1945-2002 bulk) University of California, Davis. General Library. . Dept. of Special Collections
referencedIn Aberystwyth University Archive, 1824-[ongoing] Aberystwyth University
referencedIn Teale, Edwin Way, 1899-1980. Papers, 1799-1995 and undated Archives & Special Collections at the Thomas J. Dodd Center.
referencedIn Vol. CLXXV (ff. 404). Mar. -Apr. 1823.includes:ff. 1, 2 Henry John Clements, Irish Treasury Commissioner: Correspondence with Sir R. Peel: 1812-1826.f. 4 Hugh Doherty, formerly 23rd Light Dragoons: Correspondence with Sir R. Peel: 1822-1823.ff. ... British Library
referencedIn United States Sanitary Commission records. Army and Navy Claim Agency archives, 1861-1870 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
referencedIn GRANT from Simon Gunnore to Hugh Reymes, "clericus," of all the lands in Shipden [now Cromer, co. Norf.], which came to him from his mother Cecily, and which had formerly belonged to Alan fil. Galfridi. Witn.: Richard Arnalde, "armiger," William Bond... British Library
referencedIn HAMILTON AND GREVILLE PAPERS. Vol. II (ff. 294). Correspondence and papers of Sir W. Hamilton, C. F. Greville and R. F. Greville with miscellaneous accompts of the first two, 4 Jan. 1790 -4 Dec. 1808. Several letters from C[harles] I[gnatius] Latrobe... British Library
referencedIn Houghton Library printed book provenance file, E-K. Houghton Library
referencedIn Vol. XX. (XIX. ff. 387). 11 Oct.-31 Dec. 1803.includes:f. 1 Walter B-T-Harris: Letter to Lord Nelson: 1803. f. 2 Captain Henry Whitmarsh Pearse, RN: Letter to Sir R. J. Strachan: 1803. f. 4 Lieutenant Magnon: Letter to Lord Nelson: 1803.: Fr. f.... British Library
referencedIn Vol. XXIII. (XXII. ff. 358). 11 May-31 July, 1804.includes:f. 1 Captain James Hillyar, RN: Letters to Lord Nelson: 1803-1604. ff. 1, 98, 202 James Duff, Consul-General at Cadiz: Naval intelligence: 1804. f. 3 Captain Robert Corbet, RN: Letters to L... British Library
referencedIn Vol. XXIV. (XXIII. ff. 304). 1 Aug.-30 Sept. 1804.includes:f. 1 Vice-Admiral Horatio Nelson, Viscount Nelson: Letter to the Lord Mayor of London: 1804.: Copy. ff. 3, 24, 28, 36, 39, 69, 78-82 William Marsden: Correspondence, as Secretary to the Admi... British Library
referencedIn John Thorpe, Apothecary, of Wapping: Gave to J. Petiver: in 1706.Owners of Manuscripts: Thorpe (John), Apothecary, of Wapping: 1706.Owners of Manuscripts: Petiver (James), F.R.S.: 1706.John James, Naval Surgeon: Drawings, with descriptions, of Barbar... British Library
creatorOf Lieutenent Thomas Varker Keam Collection, 1842-1904. Cline Library. Special Collections and Archives Department.
referencedIn Vol. XIII. (XII. ff. 394). 21 Sept.-15 Nov. 1799.includes:f. 1 Philip Lamb, Agent for Transports at Malta: Letters to Lord Nelson: 1798, 1805. f. 3 William Frederick Wyndham, diplomatist: Letters to Lord Nelson: 1796-1798. f. 7 Lieutenant William D... British Library
referencedIn Cummings, E. E. (Edward Estlin), 1894-1962. Papers, 1870-1969 Houghton Library
referencedIn (II. ff. 206). 21 Nov. 1737-12 June, 1738.includes:ff. 2, 172 b Dame Catherine Aston, widow of Sir Thomas Aston, 3rd Baronet: Hervey v. Aston: 1737-1738. f. 12 b Ilchester, Somerset: Bailiff, etc., of, v. Bendyshe: 1737. f. 13 Mary Dassells: Suit v... British Library
referencedIn Vol. XVIII (ff. 557). H-M.includes:f. 3 John Hardy, of Loughgall: Letter to Lord Gosford: 1832.f. 5 John Martin Hanchett, formerly Captain, RN, and Comptroller-General of the Coastguard: Letter to Lord Goderich: 1832.f. 7 Reverend William Antho... British Library
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associatedWith Aberystwyth University corporateBody
correspondedWith Cummings, E. E. (Edward Estlin), 1894-1962 person
associatedWith Houghton Library. corporateBody
associatedWith James family. family
associatedWith James, William, 1842-1910 person
associatedWith Snyder, Gary person
correspondedWith Teale, Edwin Way, 1899- person
associatedWith United States Sanitary Commission corporateBody
Place Name Admin Code Country
Port Civitavecchia, Italy
Corsica, France
Killpeck, Herefordshire
Tiverton, Devon
Taunton, Somerset
Norwich, Norfolk
New Forest, Hampshire
Majorca, Spain
North Tuddenham, Norfolk
Dean, Forest of, Gloucestershire
Gibraltar, Spain
Ireland, Europe
Eastrington, Yorkshire
London, England
Croatia, Europe
Egypt, Africa
Ilchester, Somerset
Broughton, Hampshire
Algiers, Africa
Jamaica, Central America
Trieste, Austria
Long Melford, Suffolk
Birmingham, Warwickshire
Naples and Sicily, Kingdom of, Italy
Tripoli, Lybia
Barbary, North Africa
Shipden now Cromer, Norfolk
Zante, the Ionian Islands
Shrewsbury, Shropshire
Scotland, United Kingdom
London, England
Malta, Europe
Pontefract, Yorkshire
Algiers, Africa
India, Asia
Slavonia, Croatia
Zante, the Ionian Islands
Warwick, Warwickshire
Palma, Majorca


Birth 1956-04-18


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