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MS Am 1095.2

James family. James family additional papers, 1858-1947: Guide.

Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University


Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138 USA

© President and Fellows of Harvard College

Descriptive Summary

Location: b, pfc
Call No.: MS Am 1095.2
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: James family.
Title: James family additional papers
Date(s): 1858-1947
Quantity: 1.5 linear feet (3 boxes)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Abstract: Correspondence, drawings, photographs, publications and other papers of the James family.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

*50M-362. Gift of Mrs. Henry James, 133 E. 64th Street, New York 18, New York; received: 1951.

Conditions Governing Access:

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material.

Preferred Citation for Publication:

James Family Additional Papers, 1858-1947 (MS Am 1095.2). Houghton Library, Harvard University.

Separated Materials

This accession originally listed: "(1)F James family. [Photographs, reproductions of portraits, drawings, etc. of three generations of the James family (to Henry James 1879-1947), their friends and views.] [v.p., v.d.] 5 volumes." This material was moved to pfMS Am 1094 (3 volumes) and MS Am 1092 (1 volume). See HOLLIS and OASIS for records for those collections.

Biographical / Historical

The James family was especially prominent in the intellectual life of New England. Henry James was an American novelist, short story writer, critic and dramatist, and his brother was William James, an American philosopher and psychologist, a leader of the philosophical movement of Pragmatism and of the psychological movement of functionalism. William James' wife was Alice Howe Gibbens James.


James family listed first, then arranged alphabetically by author.

Scope and Contents

Includes correspondence, drawings, photographs, publications, and other papers of Henry James II, and other James family members, including Alice Howe Gibbens James, Alice James, Henry James Jr., and William James. There are also letters relating to research on the James family and the use of the James family papers. Includes pen and ink portrait drawing of Edwin Austin Abbey.

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