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COLLECTION Identifier: MS Am 1094.9

Henry James letters to Mary Cadwalader Jones


Letters from American writer Henry James to his friend Mary Cadwalader Jones.


  • 1883-1915

Language of Materials

Collection materials are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material.


.3 linear feet (1 volume)

Contains letters from Henry James to Mary Cadwalader Jones. Also includes letters from Henry James to Beatrix Farrand (Jones' daughter) and to Whitridge, probably the American lawyer Frederick Wallingford Whitridge.

Biographical / Historical

James was an American novelist, short story writer, critic and dramatist. Jones was the wife of Edith Wharton's brother, a socialite, and one of James' intimate friends.


Arranged alphabetically by correspondent.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

*70M-49. Gift of Amy Magdalene Garlandthrough Mr. Robert W. Patterson; received: 1971.

Processing Information

As part of a conscious and inclusive re-description effort, titles were updated to include a woman's first name when identified. Amy Magdalene Garland previously identified as Mrs. Lewis Garland.

Link to catalog
James, Henry, 1843-1916. Henry James letters to Mary Cadwalader Jones: Guide.
Houghton Library, Harvard College Library
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