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MS Am 1092.7

James, William, 1842-1910. William James manuscripts for Some problems of philosophy : Guide.

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Descriptive Summary

Location: b
Call No.: MS Am 1092.7
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: James, William, 1842-1910.
Title: William James manuscripts for Some problems of philosophy ,
Date(s): 1909-1925.
Quantity: 1 collection (1 box (.5 linear ft.)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Abstract: Manuscripts concerning the writing and publication of Some problems of philosophy .

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

Gift of Henry James, Jr. ; received: 1925 Dec. 15.
Recataloged from WJ 200.5.
The pages of each manuscript set have been left in the order as received in repository.

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Processed by: Bonnie B. Salt

Conditions Governing Access:

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material.

Preferred Citation for Publication:

William James Manuscripts for Some problems of philosophy (MS Am 1092.7). Houghton Library, Harvard University.

Biographical / Historical

William James was an American philosopher and psychologist. The manuscript for this book was begun by James in March of 1909. He left it unfinished upon his death in August of 1910. James left a memorandum stating that this document, when published, should be considered: "fragmentary and unrevised" and should be called "a beginning of an introduction to philosophy." James' friend and pupil, Dr. Horace Meyer Kallen oversaw the publishing of the manuscript (in consultation with Ralph Barton Perry and Henry James, Jr.) and reconciled the various manuscript drafts.
The book was published as: James, William, 1842-1910. Some problems of philosophy: a beginning of an introduction to philosophy. New York: Longmans, Green and Co., 1911.


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Scope and Contents

Includes autograph manuscripts, typescript pages, galley proofs, an autograph notebook, and a letter.

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