The Rev James Cartmell, D.D. (13 November 1810– 23 January 1887) was Master[1] of Christ's College, Cambridge[2] from 1849 to 1881.[3]

He went to Carlisle Grammar School, after which he spent the rest of his life at Christ's.[4] He was successively undergraduate, fellow and tutor before his long mastership.[5] While at Cambridge he was Worshipful Master of Isaac Newton University Lodge.[6]


  1. ^ Archives, The National. "The Discovery Service". Retrieved 25 January 2017.
  2. ^ "Masters of Christ's College since 1505".
  3. ^ Venn, John; Venn, John Archibald. Alumni Cantabrigienses: A Biographical List of All Known Students, Graduates and Holders of Office at the University of Cambridge, from the Earliest Times to 1900, Part II. Vol. i. Cambridge University Press. p. 530.
  4. ^ McKitterick, D. (2004). History of Cambridge University Press: Volume 3, New Worlds for Learning. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. p. 49. ISBN 978-0521308038.
  5. ^ "Obituary". The Times. No. 30100. London, England. 25 January 1881. p. 10.
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Academic offices Preceded byJoseph Shaw Master of Christ's College, Cambridge 1849–1881 Succeeded byCharles Anthony Swainson