Timeline

Y/M/D Description Association Composition Place Locale Food Event
Y/M/D Description Association Composition Place Locale Food Event
1862/08/01 Montague Rhodes James is born in a Goodnestone, Dover, clergy house in Kent, England to Herbert James, an Evangelical Anglican clergyman, and Mary Emily (nee Horton), the daughter of a naval officer. Born Church Of The Holy Cross Goodnestone
1865/00/00 Rev Herbert James serves as pastor at St Peter's Church in the village of Great Livermere. Rev James and family will reside in the rectory until 1909. Home Church Of St Peter Great Livermere
1873/09/00 Montague James begins boarding at Temple Grove School. One of the leading boys' preparatory schools of its day, Temple Grove (razed) was located in East Sheen from 1810 to 1907. Education East Sheen
1876/09/00 Montague James enters Eton College, an independent boarding and sixth form school for boys in the parish of Eton, near Windsor in Berkshire. Education Eton College Eton
1882/08/00 Montague James graduates from Eton College. Education Eton College Eton
1887/00/00 James supervises the rather poorly-executed excavation of Leontari Vouno, a hilltop site south of Nicosia. Archeologist Cyprus
1888/00/00 Ernest Gardner and D G Hogarth, a future keeper of the Ashmolean Museum and mentor to T E Lawrence, excavate the Temple of Aphrodite at Old Paphos. M R James deciphers the inscriptions unearthed. Archeologist Paphos Cyprus
1893/00/00 Montague R James becomes director of the Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge, staying at this position until 1908. Work Fitzwilliam Musuem Cambridge
1893/10/28 M R James reads "Canon Alberic's Scrap-book" at the Chitchat Society in Cambridge, England. Author Canon Alberic's Scrap-Book (short story)
1893/10/28 Montague James reveals "Lost Hearts " at the Chitchat Society in Cambridge, England. Author Lost Hearts (short story)
1895/00/00 From the Douai Register, James traces the burial places of 6 medieval Abbots of Bury including Samson. James: From the lie of the land I am inclined to believe that much of the crypt would be discovered, and ... the Abbots' tombs in the Chapter-house. Archeologist Ruins Of Abbey Church Of St Edmund Bury St Edmunds
1895/12/00 M R James' "Lost Hearts" are discovered in Pall Mall Magazine VII, no 32. Author Lost Hearts (short story)
1903/01/01 With excavations having begun in the winter of 1902, on New Year's Day 5 coffins and an additional body - the 6 Abbots James had predicted - are unearthed in the ruins of the chapter house. Researcher Ruins Of Abbey Church Of St Edmund Bury St Edmunds
1904/00/00 "Count Magnus" appears in 'Ghost Stories of an Antiquary'. Author Count Magnus (short story)
1904/00/00 "Oh, Whistle, and I'll Come to You, My Lad" is published. Author Oh, Whistle, and I'll Come to You, My Lad (short story)
1904/00/00 "The Mezzotint" is published. Author The Mezzotint (short story)
1905/00/00 Montague Rhodes James is appointed provost (senior academic administrator) of King's College, Cambridge. He will remain in the post until 1918. Work King's College, South Range Of First Court, Including The Library And The Former Provost's Lodge King's College
1910/00/00 "The Stalls of Barchester Cathedral" is published. Author The Stalls of Barchester Cathedral (short story)
1911/00/00 "A School Story" is published. Author A School Story (short story)
1911/00/00 "Casting the Runes" is published in More Ghost Stories of an Antiquary. Author Casting the Runes (short story)
1911/00/00 "More Ghost Stories" by M R James is published by Edward Arnold. Author More Ghost Stories (short story collection)
1918/00/00 Montague Rhodes James is appointed provost (senior academic administrator) of Eton College. He will remain in the post until 1936. Work Eton College Eton
1919/00/00 "A Thin Ghost and Others" by M R James is published by Edward Arnold. Author A Thin Ghost and Others (short story collection)
1925/00/00 "A Warning to the Curious and Other Ghost Stories" by M R James is published by Edward Arnold. Author A Warning to the Curious and Other Ghost Stories (short story collection)
1927/07/27 Montague James reads "Wailing Well" at the Eton Boy Scouts' camp at Worbarrow Bay, Dorset. Author Wailing Well (short story) Jurassic Coast
1931/00/00 "The Collected Ghost Stories of M R James" is published. Author The Collected Ghost Stories of M R James (short story collection)
1936/06/12 Montague Rhodes James dies. He is buried in Eton town cemetery. Died

40 Creative Works by M R James »

Title Type Association Y/M/D Moniker
Title Type Association Y/M/D Moniker
Canon Alberic's Scrap-Book (short story) Author Short Story 1895/03/00
Lost Hearts (short story) Author Short Story 1895/12/00
  • 1000 or so Notable Short Stories, True Tales and Mezzobulas
The Treasure of Abbot Thomas (short story) Author Short Story 1904/00/00
  • 1000 or so Notable Short Stories, True Tales and Mezzobulas
Ghost Stories of an Antiquary (short story collection) Author Short Story Collection 1904/00/00
The Ash Tree (short story) Author Short Story 1904/00/00
Number 13 (short story) Author Short Story 1904/00/00
The Mezzotint (short story) Author Short Story 1904/00/00
  • 1000 or so Notable Short Stories, True Tales and Mezzobulas
Oh, Whistle, and I'll Come to You, My Lad (short story) Author Short Story 1904/00/00
  • 1000 or so Notable Short Stories, True Tales and Mezzobulas
Count Magnus (short story) Author Short Story 1904/00/00
  • 1000 or so Notable Short Stories, True Tales and Mezzobulas
The Stalls of Barchester Cathedral (short story) Author Short Story 1910/00/00
  • 1000 or so Notable Short Stories, True Tales and Mezzobulas
Martin's Close (short story) Author Short Story 1911/00/00
More Ghost Stories (short story collection) Author Short Story Collection 1911/00/00
A School Story (short story) Author Short Story 1911/00/00
  • 1000 or so Notable Short Stories, True Tales and Mezzobulas
The Rose Garden (short story) Author Short Story 1911/00/00
Mr Humphreys and His Inheritance (short story) Author Short Story 1911/00/00
Casting the Runes (short story) Author Short Story 1911/00/00
  • 1000 or so Notable Short Stories, True Tales and Mezzobulas
The Tractate Middoth (short story) Author Short Story 1911/00/00
The Story of a Disappearance and an Appearance (short story) Author Short Story 1913/00/00
An Episode of Cathedral History (short story) Author Short Story 1914/00/00
The Residence at Whitminster (short story) Author Short Story 1919/00/00
A Thin Ghost and Others (short story collection) Author Short Story Collection 1919/00/00
The Diary of Mr Poynter (short story) Author Short Story 1919/00/00
Two Doctors (short story) Author Short Story 1919/00/00
The Uncommon Prayer-Book (short story) Author Short Story 1921/06/00
The Five Jars (short story) Author Short Story 1922/00/00
The Haunted Dolls' House (short story) Author Short Story 1923/02/00
A Neighbour's Landmark (short story) Author Short Story 1924/00/00
After Dark in the Playing Fields (short story) Author Short Story 1924/00/00
There Was a Man Dwelt by a Churchyard (short story) Author Short Story 1924/00/00
An Evening's Entertainment (short story) Author Short Story 1925/00/00
A Warning to the Curious and Other Ghost Stories (short story collection) Author Short Story Collection 1925/00/00
A View from a Hill (short story) Author Short Story 1925/05/00
A Warning to the Curious (short story) Author Short Story 1925/08/00
Wailing Well (short story) Author Short Story 1928/00/00
Rats (short story) Author Short Story 1929/00/00
The Collected Ghost Stories of M R James (short story collection) Author Short Story Collection 1931/00/00
The Experiment (short story) Author Short Story 1931/00/00
The Malice of Inanimate Objects (short story) Author Short Story 1933/00/00
A Vignette (short story) Author Short Story 1936/00/00
The Fenstanton Witch (short story) Author Short Story 1990/00/00

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