OF M. R. JAMES (1862-1936)

Based largely on the following sources:

Richard William Pfaff, Montague Rhodes James (London: Scolar 1980) 427-38 (with permission), supplemented from

Nicholas Rogers, "A Bibliography of the Published Works of Montague Rhodes James," pp. 239-267 in The Legacy of M.R. James: papers from the 1995 Cambridge Symposium, ed. Lynda Dennison (Donington ENG: Shaun Tyas/Paul Watkins 2001) -- 440 chronological entries, but there are still a number of omissions. [ISBN: 1900289458]

Ghosts & Scholars 1-33 (1979-2001) has been continued in

The Ghosts & Scholars M.R. James Newsletter  edited by Rosemary Pardoe (; with assistant editors, David Rowlands and Steve Duffy. -- see now "Jamesian News" at

See also "The Ghost Stories of M.R.James" at

This bibliography combines the chronological arrangement followed by Pfaff and Rogers with subdivision, where appropriate, between scholarly works (Pfaff lists books first, then articles, then reviews) and other categories (see A.F.Scholfield's Elenchus, where the materials are presented chronologically within a rather arbitrary threefold division by subject matter; a corrected reprint is appended to S.G.Lubbock's A Memoir of Montague Rhodes James [Cambridge: University Press 1939]). The following list retains Pfaff's useful addition (in brackets) of the page numbers in his biography of MRJ in which the items are discussed, or given more than passing mention. Rogers almost fulfills the hope expressed by Pfaff for "a full, formal bibliography of all of MRJ's writings," except that "no attempt has been made to catalogue all the collections and selections of the ghost stories" (Rodgers) -- and a few other items may still be lacking. Some cross references are also made below to the biography by Michael Cox, M.R.James: An Informal Portrait (Oxford University Press 1983).

Links updated to March 2004 (RAK)

[For introductions and listings of the ghost stories, see --
and for writings about MRJ, see ]




'A Latin Fragment of Plutarch's Sertorius', The Academy 16 (26 July 1879) 68.


[MRJ & St C. Donaldson (eds.)], The Eton College Chronicle, 1881-2,


Dissertation on the Apocalypse of Peter (Kings College, Cambridge: unpublished) [Pfaff 70ff]


'Note on <gk>di/kairon</gk>', Classical Review 1, 244.

{fiction spoof} 'Prof. E. S. Merganser' [i.e. MRJ], Athens in the Fourteenth Century. An Inedited Supplement to Sir John Maundeville's Travels. Published from the Rhodes MS. No. 17 (Cambridge, 1887). [Pfaff 79]

'Note on ikio', Classical Review I (1887) 244.


Contributions to 'Excavations in Cyprus, 1887-88. Paphos, Leontari, Amargetti', Journal of Hellenic Studies, 9 (1888), pp. 147-271: [Pfaff 82]


'Pseudo-Augustine on the Apocalypse', Classical Review 3, 222.


'Cottabos' in W. Smith et al. ed., Dictionary of Greek & Roman Antiquities, 3rd edition., 1. 558-559.


Ed. & tr., Psalms of the Pharisees, commonly called the Psalms of Solomon, with H. E. Ryle [Pfaff 76-7]

'Antiope of Euripides, frag. C,' Classical Review 5, 232.




Ed. The Testament of Abraham (Texts & Studies 2, 2). [Pfaff 73-6]

[The Gospel according to Peter and] the Revelation of Peter [with J. A. Robinson]. [Pfaff 107-9, 248]

'The Sculptures in the Lady Chapel at Ely', Archaeological Journal 49. 345-362. [Pfaff 117-18]

'The Sibyl in Petronius', Classical Review 6, 74

[the stained glass in King's College Chapel; anonymous], Cambridge Review for May 26th


Ed. Apocrypha Anecdota [ 13 texts ... ] (Texts & Studies 2.2). [Pfaff 102-3, 157, 252]

'On Fine Art as Applied to the Illustration of the Bible...', PCAS 7. 31-69. [Pfaff 116-17 (note that Rogers has 1891)]

{fiction} Read before the Chitchat Society in October 1893 [Published in facsimile in a superb volume as M.R. James Two Ghost Stories: A Centenary (the Ghost Story Press 1983)]


Review of R. H. CharIes, tr., The Book of Enoch (1893), in Classical Review 8. 41-4.


Introduction, The Fourth Book of Ezra: The Latin Version ... (Texts & Studies 3.2). [Pfaff 104-7

Descriptive Catalogue of MSS in Library of Eton College. [Pfaff 175-7

Descriptive Catalogue of MSS in the Fitzwilliam Museum. [Pfaff 180-83

Descriptive Catalogue of MSS in Library of Jesus College. [Pfaff 179-80

Descriptive Catalogue of MSS other than Oriental in Library of King's College. [Pfaff 177-8

Descriptive Catalogue of MSS in Library of Sidney Sussex College. [Pfaff 178-9

On the Abbey of St. Edmund at Bury: i The Library; ii The Church (CAS Octavo pub. 28). [Pfaff 137-9, 199-200

The Sculptures in the Lady Chapel at Ely. [Pfaff 117-18

'The Gospel of Peter', Chuch Congress, Norwich, 1895, Report, 206-11. [Pfaff 108

'On the Frescoes in Eton College Chapel', PCAS 8. 92-106. [Pfaff 130, 355

'On a MS Psalter in the Univ. Library Cambridge (Ee.iv.24)', PCAS 8. 146-67. [Pfaff 303

'On a MS Psalter in ... Emmanuel College', PCAS 8. 168-72. [Pfaff 196

'On the Glass in the Windows of the Library at St. Albans Abbey', PCAS 8. 213-20. [Pfaff 122-3

'On a MS of the NT in Latin in ... Pembroke College', PCAS 8. 221-8. [Pfaff 198

{fiction playlet spoof} The Dismal Tragedy of Henry Blew Beard, Esq. [Pfaff 114]

{fiction} "Canon Alberic's Scrap-book," National Review, March 1895 [see 1904 collection; probably written in 1892 or 1893, for Halloween reading to friends; for notes on this story, see]


Ed. & tr. Life & Miracles of St. William of Norwich by Thomas of Monmouth, with A. Jessopp (Cambridge). [Pfaff 99, 129-30

Ed. The Will of King Henry VI now First Printed in Full.... with J.W. Clark, 217. [Pfaff 358

{fiction playlet spoof} Historia de Alexandro Barberio et XL Latronibus [Pfaff 114]


Ed. Apocrypha Anecdota, 2nd series (Texts & Studies V). [Pfaff 156-60

'The New Sayings of Christ', Contemporary Review 72, 153-60. [Pfaff 163

'Two New Apocalypses', The Guardian 24 Nov., 1875.


Descriptive Catalogue of Fifty MSS from the Collection of H. Y. Thompson. [Pfaff 192-4

'Bible Criticism & Study of NT Apocrypha', Church Congress, Bradford, 1898, Report, 234-9. [Pfaff 163

'The Story of Achiacharus', Guardian 2 Feb., 163-4. [Pfaff 161

'The Ancient Libraries of Canterbury', Guardian 18 May, 758-9. [Pfaff 205

Articles in J. Hastings ed., Dictionary of the Bible (5 vols. 1898-1902):

Ananias, 1. 91;
Andrew, I. 92-3;
Asenath, 1, 162-3;
Man of Sin & Antichrist, III. 226-8;
Psalms of Solomon, IV., 162-3, 73,77

Review of M. Bonnet ed., Acta Apostolorum Apocrypha 2.1 (1898), in Guardian 2 Nov., 1699-1700.


Descriptive Catalogue of MSS in the Library of Peterhouse. [Pfaff 183-6

The Sources of Archbishop Parker's Collection of MSS at Corpus Christi College, Cambridge... (CAS Octavo pub. 32). [Pfaff 203-4, 268

Guide to the Windows of King's College, Chapel Cambridge. [Pfaff 94

Articles in T. K. Cheyne & J. S. Black ed., Encyclopaedia Biblica (4 vols., 1899-1903): Apocrypha, 1. Col. 249-61; 2(4) Esdras, 11. col. 1392-4.

'On Some Fragments of XV-Cent. painted glass from the Windows of KCC', PCAS 9. 3-12. [Pfaff 93

'On the Wall-Paintings in Willingham Church', PCAS 9. 96-101. [Pfaff 130

'The Paintings formerly in the Choir at Peterborough', PCAS 9. 178-94. [Pfaff 130-1

'Legends of St. Anne & St. Anastasia', PCAS 9. 194-204. [Pfaff 132-3

'On a Window Recently Releaded in KCC', PCAS 9. 237-41. [Pfaff 94

'Gleanings from the Library at Peterhouse', PCAS 9. 396-404. [Pfaff 183

'John of London', Guardian 2 August, 1062. [Pfaff 207

'The Testament of Solomon', Guardian 15 March, 367. [Pfaff 161 = (full text)]


Western MSS in Library at Trinity College, I. [Pfaff 186-92

The MSS in the Library at Lambeth (CAS Octavo pub. 33). [Pfaff 204-5

'Clement of Alexandria and Plutarch', Classical Review 14. 23-4.

'John Boston of Bury & his Predecessors', Guardian 7 Feb., 199. [Pfaff 202

Review of The Archho Volume ('A Mare's Nest from Missouri'), in Guardian 14 Mar., 120-1. [Pfaff 162


Western MSS at Trinity College, II. [Pfaff 186-92

Verses Formerly inscribcd on Twelve Windows in the Choir of Christ Church, Canterbury ... (CAS Octavo pub. 38). [Pfaff 123-5

'A Fragment of the "Penitence of James & Jambres" ', JTS 2. 572-7. [Pfaff 164


Western MSS at Trinity College, III. [Pfaff 186-92

Descriptive Catalogue of 2nd series of Fifty H. Y. Thompson MSS (Nos. 52, 55, 57, 74, 83-4, 94, 97-9). [Pfaff 192-4

'Medieval Libraries', Quarterly Review 195. 450-65.

'The Christian Renaissance' in Cambridge Modern History 1. 585-619. [Pfaff 141-2

Review of E. A. W. Budge tr., The Contendings of the Apostles (1901), in JTS 3. 286-91.


The Ancient Libraries of Canterbury and Dover. [Pfaff 205-7

'Inventiones Nominium', JTS 4.218-44. [Pfaff 164-5

'The Codex Neapolitanus of Propertius', Classical Review 17. 462-3.

Review of R. L. Poole & M. Bateson eds. Bale's Index Brit. script. (1902), in EHR 18. 362-5. [Pfaff 173


Western MSS in Library of Emmanuel College. [Pfaff 196-7

Description of an Illuminated MS of 13th Cent.... in possession of B. Quaritch. [Pfaff 195-6

'On Two Series of Paintings formerly at Worcester', PCAS 10.99-115. [Pfaff 131-2

'On the Sculptures of the South Portal of the Abbey Church at Malmesbury,' PCAS 10. 136-47. [Pfaff 135

'Sculptures at Lincoln Cathedral', PCAS 10. 148-52. [Pfaff 135

'The Sepulchral Brass of St. Henry of Finland', PCAS 10. 215-22. [Pfaff 134

'A Legend of St. Stephen', PCAS 10. 222-30, 264. [Pfaff 133

'St. Urith of Chittlehampton', PCAS 10. 230-4. [Pfaff 135

'The Scribe of the Leicester Codex', JTS 5. 445-7. [Pfaff 166

'Description of the Stained Glass in the Windows of Election Hall', Etoniana no. 3, 38-9. [Pfaff 359

Review of M. Bonnet, ed., Acta Philippi et Acta Thomae (1903) and C. Schmidt ed., Die Alten Pctrusakten (1903), in JTS 5. 292-6. [Pfaff 167

{fiction} Ghost Stories of an Antiquary (London: Edward Arnold; various reprints) [Pfaff 150ff]


Western MSS of Trinity College, IV. [Pfaff 186-92

Descriptive Catalogue Western MSS Christ's College. [Pfaff 197

Descriptive Catalogue MSS Pembroke College. [Pfaff 198-9

Descriptive Catalogue Western MSS Queens' College. [Pfaff 197

Descriptive Catalogue Western MSS Clare College. [Pfaff 197-8

'A Note on the Acta Pauli', JTS 6. 244-6. [Pfaff 165-6

'The Acts of Titus and the Acts of Paul', JTS 6. 549-56. [Pfaff 165-6

[Garcia Martinez, "Giants" 99 n.8, refers to a MRJ note in JTS 6 (1905) 563-564 on Manichaean stuff in Latin]

'Books and Writing' in L. Whibley ed., Companion to Greek Studies, 512-6.

Review of P. Lacau, Fragments d'Apocryphes coptes (1904), in JTS 6. 577-86. [Pfaff 167]

{fiction spoof} "The Edwin Drood Syndicate" (Cambridge Review 123ff, 142ff) [Pfaff 226]


Notes on Glass in Ashridge Chapel. [Pfaff 121

'Notes on Apocrypha', JTS 7. 562-8. [Pfaff 252

'A Dowsing-Jessop Forgery', Notes & Queries 2 June, 421-2. [Pfaff 122

Review of E. Revillout, ed., Les Apocryphes coptes (1906), in JTS 7. 633-4-

Review of A. E. Medlycott, India and the Apostle Thomas (1905), in JTS 7. 635-6.

{fiction playlet spoof} "Auditor and Impresario" (performed at an Amateur Dramatic Club Smoking Concert in 1907; published in Cambridge Review of 1927, 489-494) [Pfaff 227]


Descriptive Catalogue of MSS in Library of Gonville, & Caius College 1. [Pfaff 263-5

Descriptive Catalogue of MSS in Library of Trinity Hall. [Pfaff 265-6

Catalogue of MSS ... from the Libraries of W. Morris et al.... now in Library of J. P. Morgan. [Pfaff 194-5

Ed., The Frescoes in the Chapel at Eton College: facsimiles of drawings by R. H. Essex. [Pfaff 355

'Latin Writings in England to the Time of Alfred', Cambridge History of English Literature 1.65-87. [Pfaff 236]

MSS 75-7, 80, 89 in Twenty Illuminated MSS ... H. Y. Thompson. [Pfaff 192-4

'The Tapestries at Aix-en-Provence & at La Chaise Dieu', PCAS II. 506-14. [Pfaff 236-7

Review of H. B. Swete ed., The Apocalypse of St. John: Greek text (1906), in Cambridge Review 1906-7, 202-4.


Descriptive Catalogue MSS Gonville & Caius, II. [Pfaff 263-5

The Sculptured Bosses in the Roof of the Bauchun Chapel ... in Norwich Cathedral. [Pfaff 136

Review of L. & L. Ragg eds, The Gospel of Barnabas (1907), in JTS 9, 458-9.


The MSS of Westminster Abbey, with J. A. Robinson. [Pfaff 266-7

Descriptive Catalogue of MSS in College Library of Magdalene College. [Pfaff 266

Descriptive Catalogue of MSS in Library of Corpus Christi College, 7 parts, 1909-12. [Pfaff 267-72

Intro. The Trinity College Apocalypse (Roxburghe Club). [Pfaff 292

'The Catalogue of the Library of the Augustinian Friars at York', in Fascic. J. W. Clarke dicatus, 2-96. [Pfaff 320-21]


'Notes on Apocrypha', JTS 11. 288-91.

'Two More MSS ... by the Scribe of the Leicester Codex', JTS 11. 291-2. [Pfaff 166

'An Ancient English list of the 70 Disciples', JTS 11. 459-62. [Pfaff 254

'The Revelatio Tomae Again', JTS 11. 569. [Pfaff 254

'Names of Angels in Anglo-Saxon & Other Documents', JTS 11. 569-71. [Pfaff 254

'Books & Writing' in J. E. Sandys ed., Companion to Latin Studies, 237-42.

'A Graeco-Latin Lexicon of the XIIIth Century', Me/1anges ... E. Chatelain, 369-411.232-3

Review of W. E. Crum, Catalogue of Coptic MSS.... of John Rylands Library (1909), in JTS 11, 100-1.

Review of C. C. J. Webb, ed., John of Salisbury's Policraticus (1909), in JTS 11. 467-8.


The Sculptured Bosses in the Cloisters of Norwich Cathedral. [Pfaff 136

'A New Text of the Apocalypse of Peter', JTS 12. 36-54, 362-83, 573-83. [Pfaff 248

'The "Epistola Apostolorum" in a New Text', JTS 12. 556.

'Additional Notes of the Apocalypse of Peter', JTS 12. 157.

'Another Book Written by the Scribe of the Leicester Codex', JTS 12. 465-6. [Pfaff 166

Review of E. Amann tr., Le Prote/vangile de Jacques (1910), in JTS 12. 624-6.

Review of J. Viteaux ed. & tr., Les Psaumes du Salomon (1911) in International Journal. of Apocrypha no. 25 (April 1911), 35. [Pfaff 77

More Ghost Stories of an Antiquary (London: Edward Arnold; various reprints)


Descriptive Catalogue of the McClean Collection of MSS in the Fitzwilliain Museum. [Pfaff 272-3]

The 2nd Epistle General of Peter and the General Epistle of Jude (Cambridge Greek Testament for Schools). [Pfaff 169, 250-1]

No. 95 in Descriptive Catalogue of Fourteen Illuminated MSS ... in Library of H. Y. Thompson. [Pfaff 192-4]

'The Earliest Inventory of Corpus Christi College', PCAS 16. 88-104. [Pfaff 237]

Review of A. S. Hunt ed., Greek Papyri in John Rylands Library, I (1911), JTS 13. 130-1.

Review of C. Michel et at. ed., Evangiles apocryphes, I (1911), and of J. Flamion, Les Actes apocryphes d I'Apo^tre Andre/ (1911), JTS 13. 433-7.


Descriptive Catalogue of the MSS in the Library of St. John's College. [Pfaff 274-6]

The Treatise of Walter de Milemete ... and De secretis secretorum (Roxburghe Club). [Pfaff 293]

'Ovidius De mirabilibus mundi', in Essays presented to W. Ridgeway, 286-98. [Pfaff 233]

'Fifteenth Century Carols and other pieces', with G. C. Macaulay, Modern Language Review 8. 68-87. [Pfaff 275]

Review of L. Guerrier, ed. & tr., Le Testament en Galile/e ... (1913) and L. Vouaux, Les Acres de Paul et ses lettres apocryphes (1913), JTS 14. 601-6.

Old Testament Legends, Being Stories Out of Some of the Less-Known Apocryphal Books (Longmans) -- see the selection on 'Solomon and the Demons' reprinted as


Ed. Walter Map, De Nugis Curialium (Anecdota Oxoniensia, med. & mod. series 14). [Pfaff 132, 229-31]

'The Apocryphal Ezekiel', JTS 15. 236-43. [Pfaff 253-4]

'The Library of the Grey Friars, Hereford', Collectanea Franciscana I (Brit. Soc. Franciscan Studies 5), 114-23. [Pfaff 320]

'St. Boniface's Poem to Nithardus', EHR 29. 94. [Pfaff 235]

Review of E. A. W. Budge, tr., Coptic Apocrypha (1913), JTS 15. 125-9.


'Recovery of the Apocalypse of Peter', Church Quarterly Review 80. 1-36. [Pfaff 248]

'Notes on Apocrypha', JTS 16. 403-13. [Pfaff 159, 252]

Review of P. Peeters ed., Evangiles apocryphes, II (1914); E. A. W. Budge tr., Coptic martyrdoms... (1914); and W. E. Cruin ed., Theological texts from Coptic papyri (1913), JTS 16. 268-73.


Introduction, The Chaundler MSS. (Roxburghe Club). [Pfaff 294]

Address at the Unveiling of the Roll of Honour of the Cambridge Tipperary Club, July 12, 1916 (published in 1918, Cambridge University Press)


Tr. The Biblical Antiquities of Philo (Transl. Early Docs., series i). [Pfaff 251-3]

'Some Coptic Apocrypha', JTS 19. 163-6.

'Ego Salathiel Qui et Ezras', JTS 18. 167-9. [Pfaff 106]

'Some Remarks on "The Head of John the Baptist" ' [by Jane Harrison], Classical Review 31. 1-4. [Pfaff 255-6]

'Two Lives of St. Ethelbert, King and Martyr', EHR 32. 314-44. [Pfaff 234]

'Magister Gregorius, de Mirabilibus Urbis Romae', EHR 32. 531-54. [Pfaff 235, 287]

'Lives of St. Walstan', Norfolk Archaeology 19. 238-67. [Pfaff 235]

'[Norwich] Priory MSS now in English Libraries', Norfolk Archaeology 19. 93-116.

Review of G. H. Box tr., The Apocalypse of Ezra (1917), Cambridge Review 1916-17, 395.

Review of J. C. Cox, Benchends in English Churches (1917), Cambridge Review 1916-17. 391.

Review of E. N. Adams, Old English Scholarship in England 1568-1800 (1917), in Cambridge Review 1917-18. 81.

Review of W. M. Lindsay, Notae Latinae (1915), in EHR 32. 114-6.


'Salathiel qui et Esdras', JTS 19. 347-9. [Pfaff 107]

Review of R. H. Charles tr., The Book of jubilees (1917), in Cambridge Review 1917-18. 215.

Review of A. Mingana ed., Some early judaeo-Christian documents in the John Rylands Library (1917), in Cambridge Review 1917-18. 215-6.

Review of G. H. Box tr., The Apocalypse of Abraham (1918), and R. H. Charles tr.,
The Ascension of Isaiah (1918), in Cambridge Review 1917-18. 437-8.

Review of W. M. Flinders Petrie, 'Neglected British History' [Proc. Brit. Acad. 8], in Cambridge Review 1917-18. 363-4.


The Wanderings and Homes of MSS (Helps for Students of History, 17). [Pfaff 262, 336]

Tr. Henry the Sixth, John Blacman's memoir. [Pfaff 358]

'Irish Apocrypha', JTS 20, 9-16.

'Organs & Organists in the [Eton] College Accounts', Etoniana no. 24, 369-376. [Pfaff 360]

{fiction} A Thin Ghost and Others (London: Edward Arnold; various reprints) [Pfaff 409f]


The Lost Apocrypha of the Old Testament (Trs. Early Docs, series i). [Pfaff 164, 254, 371-2]

Intro. La Estoire de St. Aedward le Roi (Roxburghe Club). [Pfaff 294-5]

'Chapel Inventories.' Etoniana no. 25-32 (1920-3), 385-92, 401-8, 429-32, 441-8, 462-4, 476-80, 493-6, 508-12. [Pfaff 176, 359]

Review of E. Darley, tr., Les Acta Salvatoris (1913), and Les Actcs du Sauveur (1919), JTS 21. 284-5.

Review of C. Schmidt, ed., Gespra%che Jesu mit seinen Jungern (1919), and L. Guerrier, ed., Le Testament en Galile/e (1913), JTS 21. 334-8.


Descriptive Catalogue Latin MSS in the John Rylands Library, Manchester 2 vols. [Pfaff 276-9]

Intro. Illustrations of the Book of Genesis [Egerton 1894] (Roxburghe Club). [Pfaff 307-8]

Intro. A Peterborough Psalter and Bestiary (Roxburghe Club). [Pfaff 299-300]

Ed. Lists of MSS formerly owned by Dr. John Dee. [Pfaff 324]

'Notes on Mr. Burch's Article "The Gospel acc. to the Hebrews"', JTS 22. 160-1.

'Medieval libraries' in F. W. Watson ed., Encycl. and Dict. of Education, II, 983-5.

Review of R. H. Charles, Critical and Exegetical Commentary on the Revelation (1920), and E. B. Allo, Saint Jean: l'Apocalypse (1921), JTS 22. 384-91.


Intro. The Apocalypse in Latin and French [Douce 180] (Roxburghe Club). [Pfaff 316]

'Epistola Apostolorum: a possible quotation', JTS 23. 56.

'Robert Grosseteste on the Psalms', JTS 23. 181-5.

'The List of Libraries Prefixed to the Catalogue of John Boston and the Kindred Documents', Collectanea Franciscana II (Brit. Soc. Franc. Studs.), 37-60. [Pfaff 202]

'Learning and Literature till the Death of Bede'; '...till Pope Silvester', Camb. Med. Hist III. 485-538. [Pfaff 237-8, 336]

'Sculpture, Glass, Painting', in A. Tilley, ed., Medieval France, 388-434. [Pfaff 364 ]

'Twelve Mediaeval Ghost Stories', EHR 37. 413-22. [Pfaff 330]

Review of G. F. Warner and J. P. Gilson, British Museum: Catalogue of Western MSS in Old Royal & King's Collections (1921), in The Library. 4th series 2. 193-200. [Pfaff 326, 330]

{fiction fantasy} The Five Jars [a short supernatural fantasy novel for children] (London: Edward Arnold; various reprints) [Pfaff 416f]


Tr. Walter Map, De nugis curialium (Cymmrodorion Rec. Series 9). [Pfaff 231-2]

Bibliotheca Pepysiana pt iii: Mediaeval MSS. [Pfaff 279-80]

Eton College Chapel: the Wall Paintings.

'An English Bible Picture-Book, Holkham MS 666', Walpole Soc. 11. 1-27. [Pfaff 312]

'Rare Mediaeval Tiles and their Story', Burlington Mag. 42. 32-7.

'Presentations to Eton College Livings, 1457-1880', Etoniana nos. 33, 35, 37 (1923-5): 524-8, 556-60, 584-8, 606-7. [Pfaff 360]

Review of C. C. McCown, The Testament of Solomon (1922), JTS 24. 467-8. [Pfaff 162]

Review of F. Madan and H. H. E. Craster, Summary Catalogue of Western MSS in the Bodleian, II: 1 (1922), EHR 38. 296-8.

(ed.) J. S. Le Fanu, Madame Crowl's Ghost and other Tales of Mystery [Pfaff 418]

'The Novels and Stories of J.Sheridan Le Fanu' (abstract of a lecture), Proceedings of the Royal Institution G. B. 24 (1923-25), 79-80 [Pfaff 417f] -- see


The Apocryphal New Testament, Being the Apocryphal Gospels, Acts, Epistles, and Apocalypses, with other Narratives and Fragments Newly Translated (Oxford: Clarendon) [Pfaff 108, 232, 248-9, 372 -6]

Intro. Illustrations to the Life of St. Alban. [Pfaff 294, 296]

'Introduction' (pp. 1-13) to Roy. Comm. Hist. Mons. Eng., London, 1: Westminster Abbey. [Pfaff 369]

Review of E. Hennecke, ed., Neutestamentliche Apokryphen, 2 Aufl. (1923), and J. N. Reagan, The Preaching of Peter (1924), JTS 25. 184-9, 422. [Pfaff 374]

Introduction to V. H. Collins, Ghosts and Marvels: A Selection of Uncanny Tales from Daniel Defoe to Algernon Blackwood [Pfaff 413]


Descriptive Catalogue MSS St. Catharine's College. [Pfaff 287]

Abbeys (with intro. chap. by A. H. Thompson). [Pfaff 364-5]

'An English Mediaeval Sketch Book [Magde. Pepys. 1916], Walpole Soc. 12. I-17. [Pfaff 280]

'Glass' in G. Harford ed., The Prayer Book Dict., rev. edn., 390-4. [Pfaff 122]

'Castrianus: an address to the Eton Commensals', Etoniana no. 609-14. [Pfaff 360]

{fiction} A Warning to the Curious and Other Ghost Stories (London: Edward Arnold) [Pfaff 410]


Intro. Speculum Humanae Salvationis. [Pfaff 312-13]

Intro. the Bromholm Psalter, in Two East Anglian Psalters at the Bodleian Library, with S. C. Cockerell (Roxburghe Club). [Pfaff 303-4]

Intro. Horman's Vulgaria (Roxburghe Club). [Pfaff 361]

Lists of MSS formerly in Peterborough Abbey Library (Bibliog. Soc. Trans. Suppl. 5). [Pfaff 321]

'Bury St. Edmunds MSS', EHR 41. 252-60. [Pfaff 321-2]

'Drawings of Matthew Paris', Walpole Soc. 14. 1-26. [Pfaff 294, 297]

'A New Piece of an Old Gospel?', Empire Review 44. 318-25. [Pfaff 377]

'The New Infancy Gospel', Nation & Athenaeum 23 Oct., 110-11. [Pfaff 377-8]

Review of F. H. Marshall, ed., Old Testament Legends ... (1925), JTS 27. 320.

Review of P. Lehmann, Fuldaer Studien (1925), EHR 41. 276-7.

Review (anon.) of E. G. MilIar, English MSS from the Tenth to the Thirteenth Centuries (1926), TLS 15 Apr. 1926, 274. [Pfaff 285]

Eton and King's: Recollections, Mostly Trivial, 1875-1925 (London: Williams & Norgate) [autobiographical]

Introduction to J. S. Le Fanu, Uncle Silas (reprint) [Pfaff 418]


Ed. Latin Infancy Gospels. [Pfaff 376-9]

Intro. The Apocalypse in Latin, ms. 10 in the Collection of Dyson Perrins, F.S.A. (Oxford University Press). [Pfaff 316]

Intro. A Book of Illustrations .... with S. C. Cockerell (Roxburghe Club). [Pfaff 309]

'Introduction' to A. T. Bannister, Descriptive Catalogue MSS Hereford Cathedral Library. [Pfaff 288]

'The Venice Extracts from the Testaments of the XII Patriarchs', JTS 28. 337-48.

'Greek MSS in England before the Renaissance', The Library. 4th series 7. 337-53.

'The Carew MSS', EHR 42. 261-7. [Pfaff 325]

'Wall-Paintings in Croughton Church', with E. W. Tristram, Archaeologia 76.185-204. [Pfaff 362]

The Times. The first, 12 July 1927, p. 9, is an unsigned review-notice of Sir Israel Gollancz's facsimile of the Caedmon MS produced as a jubilee volume by the British Academy.

{fiction} Wailing Wall (read at Boy Scout camp in July 1927) [Pfaff 412]


Intro. The Bestiary (Roxburghe Club). [Pfaff 289, 300-2]

'The Bestiary in the Univ. Library' [Aberdeen], Aberdeen U. L. Bull. 6. 529-31. [Pfaff 289]

'Mediaeval Wall-Paintings at Christ Church, Oxford', with E. W. Tristram, Walpole Soc. 16. 1-8. [Pfaff 362]

Review of C. H. Box, tr., The Testament of Abraham, and S. Gaselee, tr., The Tests. of Isaac and Jacob (1927), in Cambridge Review 1927-8, 326-7.

Review (anon.) of E. G. Millar, English MSS in the Fourteenth and Fifteenth Centuries (1928), in TLS 14 Feb. 1928, 124. [Pfaff 285, 308]

{fiction} Wailing Well [written 1927; ghost stories limited edition by Robert Gathorne Hardy and Kyrle Leng at the Mill House Press, Stanford Dingley]


Intro. Marvels of the East (Roxburghe Club). 164, 302-3

'The Gospel of Thomas', JTS 30. 51-4.

'The Wall-Paintings in Eton College Chapel & the Lady Chapel of Winchester Cathedral,,' with E. W. Tristram, Walpole Soc., 17. 1-44. [Pfaff 358]

'The Wall-Paintings in Brooke Church...'; 'The Mural Paintings in Wickhampton Church', in C. Ingleby ed., Supplement to Blomefield's Norfolk, 14-25,123-42. [Pfaff 362]

'Some Remarks on Ghost Stories,' The Bookman 169-72 [Pfaff 413]


Descriptive Catalogue of MSS in Library of Lambeth Palace (in 5 parts, 1930-2). [Pfaff 280-7]

Suffolk and Norfolk: a Perambulation of the Two Counties. [Pfaff 6, 92, 139, 365-6]

'Carved Bosses in the Cathedral Church and Cloisters', in D. H. S. Cranage, ed., Thirteen-hundredth anniversary of the Diocese of East Anglia Official Handbook, 55-63. [Pfaff 136]

Review of H. C. Whaite, St. Christopher in English Mediaeval Wall Painting (1929) in Antiquaries Journal 10. 75-6. [Pfaff 363]

Hans Andersen: Forty Stories (Translation; Faber & Faber; 2nd ed 1953 as "Forty-two Stories") [Pfaff 409]


The Apocalypse in Art. [Pfaff 122, 189, 293, 314-15, 317-19]

Two Ancient English Scholars. St Aldhelm and William of Malmesbury (David Murray lecture). [Pfaff 236, 393]

'The Rainer Fragment of the Apocalypse of Peter,' JTS 32. 270-9. [Pfaff 249]

'The Bestiary', History 16. 1-11. [Pfaff 302]

Review of F. Vaganay, L'Evangile de Pierre (1930); F. Blatt, ed., Die Latein. Bearbeitungen der Acta Andreae et Matthiae (1930); H. J. Schonfield, The Lost Book of the Nativity of John (1929), JTS 32. 296-301.

{fiction} The Collected Ghost Stories of M.R. James (London: Edward Arnold; various reprints) [Pfaff 412]

{fiction} 'The Experiment: A New Year's Eve Ghost Story,' Morning Post (31 December), 8


Catalogue of Med. MSS in Univ. Library, Aberdeen. [Pfaff 289-91]

Intro. The Dublin Apocalypse. [Pfaff 317]

A Manual of Mythology in the Clementines', JTS 33, 262-5.

'The MSS of St. George's Chapel, Windsor,' Bibliog. Soc. Tr. 2nd series 13. 55-76. [Pfaff 287-8]

'Iconography of Buckinghamshire', Records of Bucks. 12. 28-98. [Pfaff 394]

Review of A. Mingana, Woodbrooke Studies III (Vision of Theophilus; Apocalypse of Peter; 1931), JTS 33. 76-7. [Pfaff 249]

Review of St. J. D. Seymour, Irish Visions of the Other World (1930), JTS 33. 201-2.

Review of W. Neuss, Die Apokalypse des Hl. Johannes in der Altspan. u. Altchristl. Bibelillustration, Burlington Mag. 61. 291-2. [Pfaff 319]

The Times 5 February 1932, pp. 13-4, a contribution on Cambridge to a series 'Fifty Years Ago...'.


Intro. The Romance of Alexander. [Pfaff 298]

The Woodwork of the Choir at St. George's Chapel, Windsor. [Pfaff 395]

'MSS from Essex Monastic Libraries', Essex Arch. Soc. Tr. n.s. 21. 34-46. [Pfaff 322]

'Primitive Painting', in C. H. C. Baker, British Painting, 1-25. [Pfaff 363]

Review of E. T. DeWald, The Illustrations of the Utrecht Psalter, in Burlington Mag. 62. 146-7. [Pfaff 304]

The Times , 21 October 1933, p. 11, is an appreciation of E. W. Tristram's work in the restoration of wall paintings.

"an article in Killanin's 'Varsity Weekly' on old ... of Cambridge life, full of misprints, 1933" [Pfaff 423 n.91]

{fiction} 'The Malice of Inanimate Objects,' The Masquerade 1.1 (June), 29-32 -- republished in 1984, see


'The Salomites', JTS 35. 287-97. [Pfaff 396-7]

'Description of Ancient MSS in Ipswich Pub. Library', Suffolk Inst. Arch. Proc. 22. 86-103. [Pfaff 287-8]

'The Anlaby Chartulary', Yorks. Arch. Journal. 31. 337-74. [Pfaff 395]


Intro. The Canterbury Psalter. [Pfaff 189]

Intro. The Bohun MSS... with Eric Millar (Roxburghe Club). [Pfaff 306-7]

'The MSS of Bede', in A. H. Thompson, ed., Bede.... 230-6. [Pfaff 396]


Catalogue of the Library of Leicester Abbey, Leics. Arch. Soc. Tr. 19. 111-61, 378-440; cont. in 21 (1939-41), 1-88. [Pfaff 323-4]

Four Leaves of an English Psalter...and an English Picture Book..., Walpole Soc. 25. 1-32. [Pfaff 305-6]

Review of G. McN. Rushforth, Medieval Christian Imagery... (1936), Burlington Mag. 68. 196-7. [Pfaff 120]

"A Vignette," London Mercury 35, 18-22 (submitted 12 September 1935, but appeared after his death)


From The Unfinished Ghost Stories of M.R. James, by Rosemary Pardoe

(1) and (2) see above, 1931, "Stories I Have Tried to Write"

(3) (King's, MRJ A/11). Untitled. A long but incomplete story concerning a "John Humphreys". Although very dissimilar this is clearly a forerunner of "Mr Humphreys and His Inheritance". Approximately 5500 words. [Published as "John Humphreys" in G&S 16]

(4) (King's, MRJ A/12). Untitled. The start of a story which would probably have been of the same type as A/11. Approximately 1750 words.

(5) (CUL Add.7484.1.28(i),(ii)). Untitled. The start of a story which seems to be along similar general lines to "An Episode of Cathedral History". Approximately 1750 words.

(6) (King's, MRJ A/14a). "A Night in King's College Chapel". A short but complete and quite polished tale in the same humorous vein as "After Dark in the Playing Fields". Approximately 1750 words. [Published in G&S 7]

(7) (King's, MRJ A/13). "Merfield House". Two false starts for a black magic story. The writing is not in MRJ's normal hand, and I am not entirely convinced that this draft is by MRJ at all. The Modern Archivist at King's has suggested that MRJ was writing in a deliberately archaic hand for reasons of his own. Approximately 1400 words altogether.


[1936: 'A Vignette,' London Mercury 35, 18-22 (submitted 12 September 1935)]

1939: "Letters to a Child" (letters 1903), ed by Sibyl Cropper, Cornhill Magazine (November) -- republished in Ghosts & Scholars 3 (1981), 32 -- see

1951: 'Pictor in Carmine', Archaeologia 94. 141-66. [Pfaff 125]

1956: Letters to a Friend (Edited by Gwendolen McBryde)

1959: 'The History of Lambeth Palace Library', Trans. Cambridge Bibliog. Soc. 3.1, 1-31. [Pfaff 283]

1985: "A Night in King's College Chapel" (story manuscript) Ghosts & Scholars 7

1990: "The Fenstanton Witch" (story), Ghosts & Scholars 12, 1 -- see

1993: "John Humphreys" (unfinished story), Ghosts & Scholars 16, 1 -- see

1996: James, N. J. R. (Story draft) 'Marcilly-le-Hayer,' Ghosts & Scholars 22, 33

James, M.R., A Pleasing Terror: The Complete Supernatural Writings (Ash-Tree Press, 2001). (Extensive story annotations by various hands) See also under Adrian, Jack; Duffy, Steve; Lubbock, S.G.; Pardoe, Rosemary; Pardoe, Rosemary, and Jane Nicholls; Roden, Christopher and Barbara; Russell, Samuel D.; Simpson, Jacqueline (from )


Select General Bibliography with a list of individual ghost stories --

For MRJ stories on Radio, Film and TV, see