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COLLECTION Identifier: MS Am 1094.4

Henry James letters to Gaillard Thomas Lapsley


Letters from American writer Henry James to historian Gaillard Lapsley.


  • 1897-1915

Language of Materials

Collection materials are in English.

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There are no restrictions on physical access to this material.


.5 linear feet (1 box)

Biographical / Historical

James was an American novelist, short story writer, critic and dramatist. Lapsley was a constitutional historian and friend of Henry James.


Arranged chronologically.

Physical Location


Immediate Source of Acquisition

*46M-424. Gift of Gaillard Lapsley, Esq., Lenox, Massachusetts; received: 1946.

James, Henry, 1843-1916. Henry James letters to Gaillard Thomas Lapsley: Guide.
Houghton Library, Harvard College Library
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