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COLLECTION Identifier: MS Am 1435

James family publication accounts and correspondence

Correspondence and financial records, primarily with Henry James (1879-1947), concerning the publication and printing of the writings of members of the James family.

Dates

  • 1890-1923

Language of Materials

Collection materials are in English.

Extent

1.5 linear feet (3 boxes)

Correspondence is primarily with Henry James (1879-1947) and publishers, printers, and agents, including some correspondence regarding Alice Howe Gibbons James's accounts, James Trust accounts, and others. Henry James (1879-1947) managed the finances for the James family publication accounts after his father and uncle died, and the bulk of the papers in this collection begin after 1910. Materials chiefly concern the publications of William James, but also relate to publications of Henry James, Jr. There are a few items concerning Henry James, Sr.

Materials include: correspondence, accounts, check stubs, checks (bank checks), contracts, financial statements, invoices, ledger sheets, mailing lists, memorandums, receipts (financial records), and royalty statements.

Includes correspondence with: Charles Scribner's Sons, Equitable Trust Company of New York, Geo. H. Ellis (Firm), Harper & Brothers, Henry Holt and Company, Houghton, Mifflin and Company, J.M. Dent & Sons, Longmans, Green, and Co., Macmillan Publishing Company, James B. Pinker, and others.

These papers concern the following works of Henry James (1811-1882), Henry James (1843-1916), and William James (1842-1910), or works including their writings:
  1. Boutroux, Emile. William James. Translated from the second edition by Archibald and Barbara Henderson. New York, London: Longmans, Green, and Co., 1912.
  2. James, Henry, (1811-1882). The literary remains of the late Henry James. Edited with an introduction by William James. Boston, New York: Houghton, Mifflin and Company, 1884.
  3. James, Henry, (1811-1882). The secret of Swedenborg. Boston: Houghton, Osgood, and Company, 1896.
  4. James, Henry, (1811-1882). Society the redeemed form of man and the earnest of God's omnipotence in human nature. Boston, Houghton, Osgood, and Company, 1879.
  5. James, Henry. The ambassadors : a novel. New York: Harper & Brothers, 1903.
  6. James, Henry. The American. Boston: Houghton, Mifflin and Company, 1907.
  7. James, Henry. The American scene. New York: Harper & Brothers, 1907.
  8. James, Henry. The Bostonians : a novel. London: Macmillan Publishing Company, 1921.
  9. James, Henry. Daisy Miller. New York, London: Harper & Brothers, 1920.
  10. James, Henry. Embarrassments. Macmillan Publishing Company, 1896.
  11. James, Henry. The Europeans : a sketch. Macmillan Publishing Company, 1923.
  12. James, Henry. The finer grain. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1910.
  13. James, Henry. Guy Domville. [London] : manuscript, [1894?].
  14. James, Henry. An international episode. New York, London: Harper & Brothers, 1902.
  15. James, Henry. The ivory tower. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1917.
  16. James, Henry. The letters of Henry James. Selected and edited by Percy Lubbock. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1920.
  17. James, Henry. The lesson of the master. The marriages. The pupil. Brooksmith. The solution. Sir Edmund Orme. New York, London: Macmillan Publishing Company, 1892.
  18. James, Henry. A little tour in France. Boston: Houghton, Mifflin and Company, 1907.
  19. James, Henry. The middle years. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1917.
  20. James, Henry. Notes of a son and brother. Charles Scribner's Sons, 1914.
  21. James, Henry. Notes on novelists, with some other notes. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1914.
  22. James, Henry. The other house. New York: Macmillan Publishing Company, 1897.
  23. James, Henry. The portrait of a lady. Boston: Houghton, Mifflin and Company, 1909.
  24. James, Henry. The private life. Lord Beaupré. The visits. New York: Harper & Brothers, 1893.
  25. James, Henry. The real thing : and other tales. Macmillan Publishing Company, 1893.
  26. James, Henry. Roderick Hudson. Boston: Houghton, Mifflin and Company, 1917.
  27. James, Henry. The sense of the past. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1917.
  28. James, Henry. A small boy and others. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1913.
  29. James, Henry. The two magics. The turn of the screw. Covering end. New York: Macmillan Publishing Company, 1916.
  30. James, Henry. The soft side. New York: Macmillan Publishing Company, 1900.
  31. James, Henry. Washington Square. New York: Harper & Brothers, 1901.
  32. James, William. Collected essays and reviews. New York: Longmans, Green and Co., 1920.
  33. James, William. Essays in radical empiricism. New York: Longmans, Green, and Co., 1912.
  34. James, William. Habit. New York: Henry Holt and Company, 1914.
  35. James, William. Human immortality : two supposed objections to the doctrine. Boston, New York, Houghton, Mifflin and Company, 1900.
  36. James, William. Human immortality : two supposed objections to the doctrine. London: Constable, 1906.
  37. James, William. Is life worth living? Philadelphia: S. Burns Weston, 1896.
  38. James, William. The letters of William James. Edited by his son, Henry James. Boston: Atlantic Monthly Press, 1920.
  39. James, William. Meaning of truth : a sequel to 'Pragmatism.' New York: Longmans, Green, and Co., 1914, c1909.
  40. James, William. Memories and studies. New York: Longmans, Green and Co., 1912.
  41. James, William. The moral equivalent of war. New York: American Association for International Conciliation, 1910.
  42. James, William. On some of life's ideals. On a certain blindness in human beings. What makes life significant. New York: Henry Holt and Company, 1912.
  43. James, William. On vital reserves. The energies of men. The gospel of relaxation. New York: Henry Holt and Company, 1911.
  44. James, William. Le pragmatisme. Translated by E. Le Brun. Paris: Flammarion, 1911.
  45. James, William. A pluralistic universe : Hibbert lectures at Manchester College on the present situation in philosophy. New York: Longmans, Green, and Co., 1916, c1909.
  46. James, William. Pragmatism : a new name for some old ways of thinking : popular lectures on philosophy. New York: Longmans, Green, and Co., 1909.
  47. James, William. The principles of psychology. New York: Henry Holt and Company, 1890.
  48. James, William. Psychology. New York: Henry Holt and Company, 1910, c1892.
  49. James, William. Psychology. New York: Henry Holt and Company, 1915.
  50. James, William. Selected papers on philosophy. London: J.M. Dent & Sons; New York: E.P. Dutton, 1917.
  51. James, William. The social value of the college-bred : an address made at a meeting of the Association of American Alumnae at Radcliffe College, Nov. 7, 1907. New York, 1908.
  52. James, William. Some problems of philosophy : a beginning of an introduction to philosophy. New York: Longmans, Green and Co., 1911.
  53. James, William. Talks to teachers on psychology : and to students on some of life's ideals. New York: Henry Holt and Company, 1899.
  54. James, William. Talks to teachers on psychology : and to students on some of life's ideals. New York: Henry Holt and Company, 1913, c1900.
  55. James, William. Text-book of psychology. London: Macmillan Publishing Company, 1892
  56. James, William. The varieties of religious experience : a study in human nature : being the Gifford lectures on natural religion delivered at Edinburgh in 1901-1902. New York: Longmans, Green and Co., 1902.
  57. James, William. The will to believe : and other essays in popular philosophy. New York Longmans, Breen and Co., 1907, c1896.
  58. Knickerbocker, Edwin Van Berghen. Present day essays. New York: Henry Holt and Company, 1923. This volume includes William James's On a certain blindness in human beings.
  59. Perry, Ralph Barton. Annotated bibliography of the writings of William James. New York: Longmans, Green and Co., 1920.

Biographical / Historical

These James family materials concern the following members of the family:
  1. Henry James, Sr. (1811-1882): author and religious philosopher; father of Henry James, Jr. and William James.
  2. Henry James, Jr. (1843-1916): novelist.
  3. William James (1842-1910): philosopher and psychologist; father of Henry James (1879-1947).
  4. Alice Howe Gibbens James (1849-1922): wife of William James.
  5. Henry James (1879-1947): lawyer and biographer; son of William James.

Arrangement

Arranged into the following series:
  1. I. Correspondence and financial records by name of firm
  2. II. Correspondence and financial records by topic

Physical Location

b

Immediate Source of Acquisition

54M-333. Gift of Henry James III; received: 1955.

Processing Information

Processed by: Olympia Sosangelis
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Title
James family. James family publication accounts and correspondence, 1890-1923: Guide.
Author
Houghton Library, Harvard College Library
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