Montgomery, James, 1771-1854
- Existence: 1771-11-04 - 1854-04-30
James Montgomery (1771-1854), Scottish-born hymn writer, poet, and editor.
Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:
Call Number: Gen MSS 1438
Overview: The Bourne Family Papers consists of materials that document the lives of abolitionist, minister and newspaper editor George Bourne, his wife Mary Oland Stibbs Bourne and their descendants. The majority of materials in the collection document the professional careers of George Bourne and his son Theodore Bourne. George Bourne's papers include an Anti-Slavery Lecture of 1837 along with other religious writings. Theodore Bourne's papers chiefly relate to African...
Call Number: GEN MSS 878
Overview: The collection contains letters from James Montgomery to various friends, colleagues, and associates, including authors, publishers, and clergymen; recipients include John Aikin, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Robert Hartley Davenport, George Williams Fulcher, Thomas Raffles, and Robert Southey. Much of the content relates to Montgomery's writings and publications, in particular his poetry and work for hymnals, though some of the letters are personal in nature. Also present is a small group of...
Dates: 1789-1920, bulk 1803-1850
Call Number: GEN MSS 298
Overview: The collection consists of letters and writings by Southey. Included are letters to James Ballantyne, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, John May, James Montgomery, and Sir Thomas Noon Talfourd. Writings include manuscripts of Amadis de Gaula; The Curse of Kehama; Roderick, the Last of the Goths; and of Robin Hood, written with his wife, Caroline Southey.