James Baldwin 1677-1749

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James BALDWIN 1677-1749

Baldwin;'s bookplate (British Museum Franks Collection 1280)

Biographical Note

Born at Eriswell, Suffolk. BA Trinity College, Cambridge 1699, MA 1704. Rector of Icklingham St James, Suffolk 1706, and held other East Anglian livings; Rector of Bunwell, Norfolk 1731.


Baldwin used an engraved armorial bookplate, noting his status as Rector of Bunwell (Franks 1280); the extent and disposition of his library are not known.


  • Blatchly, J., Some Suffolk and Norfolk ex-libris, London, 2000, p.48.
  • Gambier Howe, E. R. J. Franks bequest: catalogue of British and American book plates bequeathed to the ... British Museum. London, 1903.
  • Venn, J. and J. A., Alumni Cantabrigienses, Cambridge, 1922.