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COLLECTION Identifier: MS Am 1318

Manton Marble correspondence with Henry James


Correspondence between the American novelist Henry James and the American newspaper publisher Manton Marble.


  • 1901-1916

Language of Materials

Collection materials are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material. Collection is open for research.


.5 linear feet (1 box)

Correspondence concerns daily events, James' writing, life in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and England, and their visits to each other. Also includes letters of Henry James to other members of the Marble family and a letter to Theodore Roosevelt from Manton Marble, among other items.

Biographical / Historical

Manton Marble (1834-1917) was a journalist, editor, and publisher of the New York World. James was an American novelist, short-story writer, critic, and dramatist.


Arranged alphabetically by author.

Physical Location


Immediate Source of Acquisition

53M-105. Purchased with the Gifford fund from Joan Evans c/o Madame Claude Carnot, 97 Bd. Malesherbes, Paris, VIIIe, France; received: 1954 January 25.

Marble, Manton, 1834-1917. Manton Marble correspondence with Henry James, 1901-1916: Guide.
Houghton Library, Harvard College Library
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