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COLLECTION Identifier: MS Am 1237.14

Letters sent to James B. Pinker concerning Henry James

Letters to Pinker, Henry James' literary agent, concerning the publication of the works of Henry James.


  • 1905-1930

Language of Materials

Collection materials are in English.

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1 linear feet (2 boxes)

Letters, telegrams, and receipts to James B. Pinker (and to his firm James. B. Pinker and Son after his death in 1922), concerning the publication of the works of Henry James. Includes a letter possibly from Henry James and a few letters from members of the James family, including Alice Howe Gibbens James and Henry James II.

Biographical / Historical

Henry James (1843-1916) was an American novelist, short story writer, critic, and dramatist. James Brand Pinker (1863-1922) was his literary and dramatic agent. Pinker was founder of the firm James B. Pinker and Son, a firm of literary agents in London.


Arranged alphabetically by author.

Physical Location


Immediate Source of Acquisition

*46M-85. Gift of the Friends of the Library, purchased from Myers & Co.; received: 1946 Dec. 12.

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Link to catalog
Pinker, James B., recipient. Letters sent to James B. Pinker concerning Henry James: Guide.
Houghton Library, Harvard College Library

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