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SERIES Identifier: MS Am 1094

X. James family photograph albums

Scope and Contents

James family albums, consisting chiefly of photograps of the novelist Henry James (1843-1916). Includes photographs of extended family members, friends, and notable contemporaries. NB: Some photographs in this collection reproduce work originally done in other media (e.g., photographs of oil portraits). Dates for these items refer to the original works.


  • 1855-1916

Language of Materials

Collection materials are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material.


8 linear feet (25 boxes and 16 volumes)

Biographical / Historical

Captions and notes in these albums were written by Henry James III (1879-1947).


This material was left in the order received from the James family. It originally comprised 3 bound albums, which were at some point unbound, as well as loose photographs.

Physical Location

b, pf

Immediate Source of Acquisition

*50M-362. Gift of Mrs. Henry James, 133 E. 64th Street, New York 18, New York; received: 1951. This material was originally cataloged with MS Am 1095.2, but later moved to the current call-number.

Repository Details

Part of the Houghton Library Repository

Houghton Library is Harvard College's principal repository for rare books and manuscripts, literary and performing arts archives, and more. The library's holdings of primary source material are managed by an expert staff and shared with scholars, students and the public in the reading room.

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