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MS Am 3050

James, William, 1882-1961. William James Jr. additional papers, 1906-1958: Guide.

Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University


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Descriptive Summary

Location: b
Call No.: MS Am 3050
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: James, William, 1882-1961.
Title: William James Jr. additional papers,
Date(s): 1906-1958.
Quantity: 1 collection (1.5 linear feet (1 box)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Abstract: Pocket diaries and letters of American painter, William James Jr.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

2007M-73. Gift of William James 3rd; received: 2008-2009.

Processing Information:

Processed by: Bonnie B. Salt

Conditions Governing Access:

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

Preferred Citation for Publication:

William James Jr. Additional Papers, 1906-1958 (MS Am 3050). Houghton Library, Harvard University.

Biographical / Historical

William James (1882-1961) ["Billy"] an American painter, was associated with the school at the Boston Museum of Fine Arts as critic of painting (1913-1925) and acting director (1930-1937). He was son of the psychologist William James and the nephew of the writer Henry James. Alice Rutherford Runnells James was his wife.


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Scope and Contents

Printed pocket diaries with daily autograph manuscript entries. Also includes addresses and expense listings and some random jottings. Also with letters from James to his wife, Alice Rutherford Runnells James, from the deathbed in San Francisco, of his sister "Peg", Margaret Mary James Porter (1887-1950).

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