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MS Am 1094.5

James family. James family papers: Guide.

Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University


Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138 USA

© President and Fellows of Harvard College

Descriptive Summary

Location: b
Call No.: MS Am 1094.5
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: James family.
Title: James family papers,
Date(s): 1846-1916.
Quantity: 1 collection (1 box (.5 linear ft.)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Abstract: Chiefly correspondence and papers of American writer Henry James and of his brother American philosopher and psychologist William James.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

*58M-238. Deposited by the James family; received: 1959.
*58M-239. Gift of Ruth Draper through William James; received 1959.

Conditions Governing Access:

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material.

Preferred Citation for Publication:

James Family Papers (MS Am 1094.5). Houghton Library, Harvard University.

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.


Arranged alphabetically with James family letters first.

Scope and Contents

Correspondence and papers of Henry James Jr., William James, Alice James, and Henry James II. Includes 2 etchings and 10 photographs related to the James family.

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