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COLLECTION Identifier: MS Am 1507

James family miscellaneous papers


Correspondence and other documents relating to the James family, including Henry and William James.


  • 1868-1969

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.


1 linear feet (2 boxes)
Includes correspondence of Henry James, William James, and Alice Howe James; 23 letters from Elizabeth Sherman Hoyt Lindsay to Olivia Cutting James and Olivia Peyton Murray Cutting; and compositions, drawings, photographs, and other papers.

Biographical / Historical

Henry James was an American novelist, short story writer, critic and dramatist. Henry's brother William James was an American philosopher and psychologist, a leader of the philosophical movement of Pragmatism and of the psychological movement of functionalism. His wife was Alice Howe Gibbens James.

Physical Location


Immediate Source of Acquisition

Received from various sources at various times.

Processing Information

Processing Information In 2020-2021, as part of a conscious and inclusive re-description effort, entries were updated to include a woman’s full name when identified.
Link to catalog
James family. James family miscellaneous papers, 1868-1969: Guide.
Houghton Library, Harvard College Library

Repository Details

Part of the Houghton Library Repository

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