Richard James (1592-1638) was the nephew of Thomas James, Bodley's first librarian. He matriculated as a commoner at Exeter College, but moved to Corpus Christi College as a scholar where he took his BA in 1611. He was elected to a fellowship in 1615 and became librarian to Sir Thomas Cotton in 1628. His manuscripts, mostly historical with a strong Protestant bias, came to the library forty years after his death, with the collection of his friend Thomas Greaves.
|Shelfmark||MS. James 43|
|Summary Catalogue no.||3880|
|Summary of contents||English calendrical rhymes and sayings. Medical text.|
|Language||English and Latin|
|Date||15th century, late|
|Catalogue image||Vol. 2 Part 2, p. 771|