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MS Am 1505

James, William, 1842-1910. William James correspondence with Théodore Flournoy: Guide.

Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University


Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138 USA

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Descriptive Summary

Location: b
Call No.: MS Am 1505
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: James, William, 1842-1910.
Title: William James correspondence with Théodore Flournoy,
Date(s): 1891-1946 (inclusive), 1891-1910 (bulk).
Quantity: 1 collection (1 box (.3 linear ft.).)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Abstract: Letters of American philosopher and psychologist William James to Swiss psychology professor Théodore Flournoy

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

*45M-328, *45M-329, *45M-330, *45M-331, *45M-332, *45M-333. Gift of William Jamesof Cambridge, Massachusetts; received: 1946 3 April.

Conditions Governing Access:

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material.

Preferred Citation for Publication:

William James Correspondence with Théodore Flournoy (MS Am 1505). Houghton Library, Harvard University.

Biographical / Historical

William James was an American philosopher and psychologist. He shared an interest in psychical research with Théodore Flournoy, professor of psychology at the University of Geneva.


Arranged chronologically.

Scope and Contents

Includes 69 letters and postcards, 1891-1910. from James to Flournoy together with 8 letters, 1908-1910, from Flournoy to James; 1 letter from Flournoy to William James Jr.; 1 letter from Flournoy to Alice Howe James, the wife of William James; and 4 letters from Alice Howe James to Flournoy. Also includes 2 letters, 1946, from Flournoy's daughter to William James, Jr.

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