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COLLECTION Identifier: MS Am 1094.5

James family papers,

Chiefly correspondence and papers of American writer Henry James and of his brother American philosopher and psychologist William James.

Dates

  • 1846-1916.

Language of Materials

Collection materials are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material.

Extent

1 collection (1 box (.5 linear ft.))

Correspondence and papers of Henry James Jr., William James, Alice James, and Henry James II. Includes 2 etchings and 10 photographs related to the James family.

Biographical / Historical

The James family was especially prominent in the intellectual life of New England. Henry James was an American novelist, short story writer, critic and dramatist, and his brother was William James, an American philosopher and psychologist, a leader of the philosophical movement of Pragmatism and of the psychological movement of functionalism. William James' wife was Alice Howe Gibbens James.

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically with James family letters first.

Physical Location

b

Immediate Source of Acquisition

*58M-238. Deposited by the James family; received: 1959.

*58M-239. Gift of Ruth Draper through William James; received 1959.
Title
James family. James family papers: Guide.
Author
Houghton Library, Harvard College Library
EAD ID
hou00393

Repository Details

Part of the Houghton Library Repository

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