Letters to William James from various correspondents and photograph album
Letters to American philosopher and psychologist William James and some to his wife, Alice Howe Gibbens James. Also includes a James family photograph album.
- James, William, 1842-1910 (Person)
Language of Materials
Collection materials are in English.
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Extent4.5 linear feet (12 boxes)
Letters sent to William James from various others. Includes letters to his wife, Alice Howe Gibbens James. Also with a James family photograph album primarily including portraits of William James, but also with some group portraits and a few landscapes and buildings. Includes snapshots, studio portraits, tintypes, and a kallitype. Photographers include: Winthrop Pickard Bell, Alice Boughton, Eveleen Tennant Meyers, Ellen Emmet Rand, Theodate Pope Riddle, and Sarah Carlisle Choate Sears, among others.
Biographical / Historical
William James was an American philosopher and psychologist, a leader of the philosophical movement of Pragmatism and of the psychological movement of functionalism. His wife was Alice Howe Gibbens James (1849-1922).
Arranged into two series:
- I. Letters to William James from various correspondents
- II. Photograph album
Immediate Source of Acquisition
No accession number. Gift of the James family.
Items 1179-1182 were transferred to bMS Am 1094 (496-498a).
- James, William, 1842-1910. Letters to William James from various correspondents and photograph album, 1865-1929: Guide.
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