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MS Am 2721

James, William, 1842-1910. William James letters to George Van Ness Dearborn, 1896-1910: Guide.

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Descriptive Summary

Location: b
Call No.: MS Am 2721
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: James, William, 1842-1910.
Title: William James letters to George Van Ness Dearborn,
Date(s): 1896-1910.
Quantity: 1 collection (.04 linear feet (1 box)
Language of materials: Materials in English.
Abstract: Letters from the psychologist and philosopher William James to his student, George Van Ness Dearborn.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

2010M-90. Purchased with funds from the Harmand Teplow Class of 1920 Book Fund; received: 2011 April 19.

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Preferred Citation for Publication:

William James Letters to George Van Ness Dearborn, 1896-1910 (MS Am 2721). Houghton Library, Harvard University.

Biographical / Historical

William James (January 11, 1842-August 26, 1910) was an American psychologist and philosopher who trained as a physician. George Van Ness Dearborn (1869-1938) was his student in Philosophy 20b at Harvard University with whom James maintained a friendship.


Arranged alphabetically, then chronologically with undated letters at the end.

Scope and Contents

Letters and postcards from James to Dearborn, with one examination paper by Dearborn commented on and graded by James.

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