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MS Am 2540

Pinker, James B., recipient. James B. Pinker letters concerning the James family, 1900-1934: 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 2540
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Pinker, James B., recipient.
Title: James B. Pinker letters concerning the James family,
Date(s): 1900-1934 and undated.
Quantity: 1 collection (.5 linear feet (1 box)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English and French.
Abstract: Letters sent to Pinker, literary agent to Henry James and his brother William James, concerning the publication of their works.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

47M-141. Gift of Henry James, Esq., 522 Fifth Ave., New York, New York; received: 1947 December 16.

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Preferred Citation for Publication:

James B. Pinker Additional Letters Concerning the James Family, 1900-1934 (MS Am 2540). Houghton Library, Harvard University

Related Materials

See also Pinker, James B., recipient. Letters concerning Henry James, 1905-1930 (MS Am 1237.14)

Biographical / Historical

Henry James (1843-1916) was an American novelist, short story writer, critic, and dramatist. William James (1842-1910) was an American philosopher and psychologist, a professor of psychology and philosophy at Harvard University, and the brother of novelist Henry James. James Brand Pinker (1863-1922) was the founder of James B. Pinker and Son, a firm of literary agents in London. Pinker was literary and dramatic agent to both Henry and William James.


Arranged chronologically.

Scope and Contents

Letters, telegrams, and receipts to James B. Pinker (and to his firm James. B. Pinker and Son after his death in 1922), concerning the publication and printing of the works of Henry James and William James. Primarily letters from publishers and printers, but also includes letters from the James family, especially Henry James, William James, Alice Howe Gibbens James (William's wife), Henry James II, and William James Jr.

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