Harris, J. Rendel (James Rendel), 1852-1941

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For full biographical information, see entry for James Rendel Harris (1852-1941) in Who Was Who ; FBA, 1927. James Rendel Harris held many academic posts from 1882 including Professor, Johns Hopkins University, 1882-5, Haverford College, 1885-92; lecturer in palaeography, Cambridge, 1893-1903; First Principal and Director of Studies at the Friends' Settlement for Social and Religious Study, Woodbrooke College (the first Selly Oak College), 1903-1918 and Curator of Eastern Manuscripts at the John Rylands Library, Manchester, 1918-1925. He was a prolific publisher of specialist studies and devotional writings. He also travelled extensively in the East in search of manuscripts (finding Syriac versions of Apology of Aristides (1889) and Odes of Solomon (1909)). He married Helen Balkwill of Plymouth in 1880, who died in 1914.

Reference: University of Birmingham, Online Archive Catalogue (http://calm.bham.ac.uk/DServeA/). Accessed April 2002.

From the guide to the Papers of James Rendel Harris, circa 1880-1920, (University of Birmingham Information Services, Special Collections Department)

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referencedIn Mekeel, David Lane, b. 1869. Syze collection, 1888-1894. Haverford College Library
creatorOf DARWIN AND CORNFORD PAPERS. Vol. LVI (ff. 220). General correspondence; 1885-1940, n.d. Partly signed. Partly incomplete.Cambridge; University of. Trinity College: Correspondence and papers rel. to, etc.,: circa 1885-1940.includes:f. 15 Henry Sidgw..., 1885-1940 British Library
creatorOf Harris, J. Rendel (James Rendel), 1852-1941. Letter, 1916, September 8, Birmingham, England, to [Philip D.] Sherman. Brown University Archives, John Hay Library
referencedIn A catalogue of manuscripts (chiefly Oriental) and description of Babylonian Cuneiform tablets. Haverford College Library
creatorOf Harris, J. Rendel (James Rendel), 1852-1941. Articles from Expositor, etc. / J. Rendell Harris. Haverford College Library
creatorOf Harris, J. Rendel (James Rendel), 1852-1941. Thomas family papers, 1885-1963. Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College
creatorOf Harris, J. Rendel (James Rendel), 1852-1941. Tašʻita d-Aḥiqar sapra w-ḥakima d-Sanḥrib malka d-Ator wa-d-Ninwe : manuscript, 1898. Houghton Library
creatorOf Gummere, Francis Barton, 1855-1919. Papers / Francis Barton Gummere. Haverford College Library
referencedIn Vol. V (ff. 511). Hadow-Kuentz.includes:f. 1 William Henry Hadow, writer on music: Letter to W. E. Crum: 1927.: Typewritten. Signed.f. 2 Wadie Hanna, of the Coptic Museum, Cairo: Letter to W. E. Crum: 1928.ff. 4-1 1 Bernard Haussoullier: Letter... British Library
creatorOf Gummere, Amelia M. (Amelia Mott), 1859-1937. Albert J. Edmunds papers, 1887-1941. Haverford College Library
creatorOf Papers of James Rendel Harris, circa 1880-1920 University of Birmingham Information Services, Special Collections Department
creatorOf CODEX SINAITICUS PAPERS. Vol. I (ff. 534 + 508*, 509*). Papers; 7 Aug. 1933-5 Jul 1934.William Cosmo Gordon Lang, Baron Lang; Archbishop of Canterbury: Correspondence with Sir G. F. Hill: 1933-1934: Partly signed.James Ramsay MacDonald, Prime Ministe... British Library
creatorOf IDRIS BELL PAPERS. Vol. XXI (ff. 220). T. J. Haarhoff -Diana James.includes:f. 1 Theodore Johannes Haarhoff, classical scholar: Letter to H. I. Bell: 1956.ff. 2-9 Harry Reginald Holland Hall, archaeologist: Letters to H. I. Bell: 1915-1929.ff. 1... British Library
creatorOf Harris, J. Rendel (James Rendel), 1852-1941. [Manuscript] / [James Rendel Harris]. Haverford College Library
creatorOf Harris, J. Rendel (James Rendel), 1852-1941. Collection of Rufus Jones papers, 1894-1947? Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College
creatorOf American Friends' Letters, 1682-1986 Haverford College Library
creatorOf Alexander, Samuel, 1749-1824. British Friends' letters, 1650-1985. Haverford College Library
referencedIn Barrows family papers, 1861-1931. Houghton Library
creatorOf Harris, J. Rendel (James Rendel), 1852-1941. [Gospel book]. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Harris, J. Rendel (James Rendel), 1852-1941. [Gospel book]. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Papers of James Rendel Harris, circa 1880-1920 University of Birmingham Information Services, Special Collections Department
referencedIn Edmunds, Albert J. (Albert Joseph), 1857-1941. Albert J. Edmunds papers, 1844-1941, bulk 1880-1941. Historical Society of Pennsylvania
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correspondedWith Barrows family. family
associatedWith Edmunds, Albert J. (Albert Joseph), 1857-1941. person
associatedWith Gummere, Francis Barton, 1855-1919. person
associatedWith James Rendel Harris person
associatedWith Sherman, Philip D. (Philip Darrell), 1881-1957, person
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Geometry, Solid
Sound
Differential calculus
Algebra
Bible Theology
Geometry
Light
Dynamics
Orientalism Great Britain
Astronomy
Fathers of the church
Electricity
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Archaeology
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Birth 1852-01-27

Death 1941-03-01

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