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COLLECTION Identifier: MS Am 1975

Henry James letters to Edward Holton James and Mary Lucinda Holton James


Letters of the American writer Henry James to his nephew and sister-in-law.


  • 1874-1933

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)

Consists of 37 letters by Henry James, the bulk of them either to his nephew Edward Holton James or his sister-in-law Mary Lucinda Holton James.

Biographical / Historical

James was an American novelist, short-story writer, critic, and dramatist.

Physical Location


Immediate Source of Acquisition

*78M-18. Gift of Mrs. Slater Brown, Box 536, Rockport, Massachusetts 01966; received: 1979.

James, Henry, 1843-1916. Henry James letters to Edward Holton James and Mary Lucinda Holton James: Guide.
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