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MS Am 1504

James, Henry, 1843-1916. Henry James letters to Jessie Allen, 1899-1919: Guide.

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Descriptive Summary

Location: b
Call No.: MS Am 1504
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: James, Henry, 1843-1916.
Title: Henry James letters to Jessie Allen,
Date(s): 1899-1919.
Quantity: 1 collection (2 boxes (1 linear ft.)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Abstract: Letters from American writer Henry James Jr. to his friend Jessie Allen.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

57M-41. Gift of Miss Ellinor M. Allen, Inchdene, Woodchester Stroud, Glos.; received: 1957.

Conditions Governing Access:

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material.

Preferred Citation for Publication:

Henry James Letters to Jessie Allen, 1899-1919 (MS Am 1504). Houghton Library, Harvard University.

Biographical / Historical

James was an American novelist, short-story writer, critic, and dramatist. In Venice in 1899 he met Jessie Allen, descendant of a distinguished British family. They became good friends and regular correspondents, and James was a frequent visitor at her home in London.

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically.

Scope and Contents

Consists of 221 letters, 1899-1915, from James to Jessie Allen; 2 letters, [1909-1912], to James from Ariana Curtis; and 8 letters, 1910-1919, to Jessie Allen from Alice Howe James, Margaret James, and Percy Lubbock. Also includes a photograph of Henry James by E. O. (Emil Otto) Hoppé.

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