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COLLECTION Identifier: MS Am 1237.18

James family letters to various correspondents


Letters from the James family to others.


  • Creation: 1846-1916

Language of Materials

Collection materials are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material.


.5 linear feet (1 box)

Letters by various members of the James family, including Henry James Sr., Henry James Jr., William James, Alice Howe Gibbens James, and Mary Robertson Walsh James.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

51M-95. Purchased from Miss Florence Pertz; gift of Charleton R. Richmond; received: 1951.

51M-125. Gift of Professor Ralph Barton Perry; received: 1951.

James family. James family letters to various correspondents, 1846-1916: Guide.
Houghton Library, Harvard College Library
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