James R. Boyd (1804-1890) was a pastor of the 2nd Presbyterian Church and a principal of the Black River Literary and Religious Institute both in Watertown, New York.
- Elements of Rhetoric and Literary Criticism: With Copious Practical Harper & Brothers, 1852.
- Lord Bacon's Essays: With a Sketch of His Life and Character, Reviews of His Philosophical. A. S. Barnes, 1867.
- Robert Pollok. Edited by James Robert Boyd. The Course of Time. A. S. Barnes, 1871.