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COLLECTION Identifier: MS Am 2902

Edward Holton James family papers and photographs


  • circa 1860-1978

Language of Materials


Restrictions on Access

Collection is open for research.
Restrictions on Access Part of this collection is shelved offsite. Retrieval requires advance notice. Check with Houghton Public Services staff. Collection is open for research.


5.3 linear feet (5 linear ft.)

Biographical / Historical

Edward Holton James (1873-1954) was an American socialist and the nephew of philosopher William James and novelist Henry James.



Custodial History

Edward Holton James archives, books, documents, portraits, letters, photographs and other personal belongings now in the possession of Rachel Brown as left by her stepmother Mary James Brown, daughter of Edward Holton James, to William Slater Brown, her husband, and thence to Rachel in 1997. Rachel Brown then donated these materials to Hughton Library in 2013.

Processing Information

Minimal description derived from existing records and converted to online finding aid, Betts Coup, 2020. All description and arrangement taken from a box list written by the donor, Rachel Brown.
Link to catalog
James, Edward Holton, 1873-. Edward Holton James family papers and photographs, circa 1860-1978 (MS Am 2902): Guide
Houghton Library, Harvard University.
2018 November 16
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Finding aid written in English.

Repository Details

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