He was about twenty-two, and had finished his apprenticeship to become a Freeman of the Stationers' Company
earlier this year. He was grandson of Thomas James
, first Keeper of the Bodleian Library
Wealth and Poverty
Thomas James's will, proved in May 1710, did not leave EJ
the library: he intended it to become a public library in its own right, under the title of the Jameson Society. Elinor, however, got...