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COLLECTION Identifier: MS Am 1505

William James correspondence with Théodore Flournoy

Overview

Letters of American philosopher and psychologist William James to Swiss psychology professor Théodore Flournoy

Dates

  • 1891-1946
  • Majority of material found in 1891-1910

Language of Materials

Collection materials are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material.

Extent

.3 linear feet (1 box)

Includes 69 letters and postcards, 1891-1910. from James to Flournoy together with 8 letters, 1908-1910, from Flournoy to James; 1 letter from Flournoy to William James Jr.; 1 letter from Flournoy to Alice Howe James, the wife of William James; and 4 letters from Alice Howe James to Flournoy. Also includes 2 letters, 1946, from Flournoy's daughter to William James, Jr.

Biographical / Historical

William James was an American philosopher and psychologist. He shared an interest in psychical research with Théodore Flournoy, professor of psychology at the University of Geneva.

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically.

Physical Location

b

Immediate Source of Acquisition

*45M-328, *45M-329, *45M-330, *45M-331, *45M-332, *45M-333. Gift of William Jamesof Cambridge, Massachusetts; received: 1946 3 April.

Title
James, William, 1842-1910. William James correspondence with Théodore Flournoy: Guide.
Author
Houghton Library, Harvard College Library
Language of description
und
EAD ID
hou00617

Repository Details

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