Help Needed

Dear friends,

If anybody has access to the following book and can scan a few pages and email them to me, I’ll be eternally grateful and will fulfill small requests in return. Or even not so small requests.
M. R. James, A Descriptive Catalogue of the Manuscripts in the Library of Lambeth Palace. What I need are the pages dealing with MS 545, a book of hours belonging to the Lewkenor family, which I think are around pages 747-749.

Pretty please on a parachute with green stripes, as Klara says.

Working without being able to access books is torture.

13 thoughts on “Help Needed”

    1. Oh, this is funny to me because, having been trained as a medievalist, I only knew M. R. James as a great bibliographer until after I got my TT job! Then I was surprised to find that he also wrote ghost stories!

      It’s all in your perspective. 🙂


      1. And also: yes, it is very hard to do research without books, so I sympathize with this person. My library will allow us to check out books that we request online, but not to go into the stacks, and ILL is still closed down. Despite the availability of databases, this is a real handicap for scholars, especially in fields like mine.


  1. Since I’ve been despairing over the state of academia lately, I just wanted note how much I enjoyed clicking on the blog this morning and seeing this request. It’s nice to be reminded that there are actual scholars out there doing actual scholarship.

    Like maitreyi1978, I know M.R. James entirely from his ghost stories.

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