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MS Am 1356-1356.1

James, Henry, 1843-1916. Henry James letters to Urbain Mengin, 1887-1909: Guide

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Descriptive Summary

Call No.: MS Am 1356-1356.1
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: James, Henry, 1843-1916.
Title: Henry James letters to Urbain Mengin,
Date(s): 1887-1909.
Quantity: 1 collection (.2 linear feet (2 volumes)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English and French.
Abstract: Letters of the American novelist Henry James to the French writer Urbain Mengin.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

54M-241. Purchased from Urbain Mengin, Le Coulomière Rogny, Yonne, France; received: 1955 June 2.
54M-242. Purchased with Duplicate money from Urbain Mengin, Le Coulomière Rogny, Yonne, France; received: 1955 June 2.

Conditions Governing Access:

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material. Collection is open for research.

Preferred Citation for Publication:

Henry James Letters to Urbain Mengin, 1887-1909 (MS Am 1356-1356.1). Houghton Library, Harvard University.

Biographical / Historical

James was an American novelist, short story writer, critic and dramatist. Urbain Mengin was a French professor, writer, and friend of James.

Arrangement

Organized in call number order, then arranged chronologically.

Scope and Contents

Includes 41 letters from James to Mengin concerning their friendship, James' encouragement of Mengin to read and understand English, their visits to each other in London (England) and in Paris (France), Mengin's trip to Edinburgh, their mutual acquaintance of Paul Bourget and his wife, and Mengin's writings. Also with one volume of photostats [stats (copies)] of these letters.

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