Sir James Stephen: Diary 1846
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Sir James Stephen (1789-1859), colonial under-secretary, was born at Lambeth on 3 Jan. 1789. In 1806 he entered Trinity Hall, Cambridge. He was called to the bar at Lincoln's Inn on 11 Nov. 1811, and took the LL.B. degree in 1812. His father, James Stephen (1758-1832), who was just leaving the bar, transferred some practice to his son, who also began to make a digest of colonial laws. In 1813 the third Lord Bathurst appointed Stephen counsel to the colonial department. His duty was ...