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Henry James collection of papers

Henry James collection of papers, [1867]-1917 bulk (1882-1917).
James, Henry, 1843-1916.
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292 items.
  • Correspondence.
  • Diaries.
  • Notebooks.
Access (note)
  • Restricted access;
Biography (note)
  • Henry James was an American novelist, essayist, and literary critic.
Indexes/Finding Aids (note)
  • Inventory list and card catalog available in repository.
Provenance (note)
  • This is a synthetic collection, created from materials acquired through gift and purchase from various sources. The bulk of the materials is from W. T. H. Howe, Sir Edward Howard Marsh, and the literary agency J. B. Pinker and Son. One of the portraits is inscribed from William James to Wystan Hugh Auden.
Processing Action (note)
  • Cataloged
  • Will microfilm;
Call Number
Berg Coll MSS James
James, Henry, 1843-1916.
Henry James collection of papers, [1867]-1917 bulk (1882-1917).
This is a synthetic collection consisting of manuscripts and typescripts, correspondence, diaries kept from 1907 to 1913, an undated notebook, and portraits. The manuscripts include drafts of stories and reviews, as well as pieces about the author by Max Beerbohm, Randall Jarrell, and Logan Pearsall Smith. The correspondence includes letters from the author, dating from 1882-1915, to Sir Sidney Colvin, Edmund Gosse, Lady Gregory, William Heinemann, Sir Edward Howard Marsh, Emma Wilkinson Pertz, Julia Prinsep Jackson Stephen, Sir Leslie Stephen, A. P. Watt and Son, and others, as well as letters relating to the author, dating from 1890 to 1917, between various individuals including Max Beerbohm, Edmund Gosse, Theodora Bosanquet, Sir Edward Howard Marsh, Virginia Woolf, and others. There are letters to the author from Arthur Christopher Benson, Gelett Burgess, Edward Howard Marsh, Robert Louis Stevenson, and A. P. Watt and son, dating from [1879] to 1915, as well as letters from his father and from his nephew to various correspondents.
Restricted Access
Restricted access; Berg Collection; Permit must be requested at the division indicated.
Henry James was an American novelist, essayist, and literary critic.
Inventory list and card catalog available in repository.
Local Note
Creation of collection-level record funded with the generous support of the Gladys Kreible Delmas Foundation.
Processing Action
Will microfilm; 20080603
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Beerbohm, Max, Sir, 1872-1956.
Benson, Arthur Christopher, 1862-1925.
Burgess, Gelett, 1866-1951.
Jarrell, Randall, 1914-1965.
Smith, Logan Pearsall, 1865-1946.
Colvin, Sidney, 1845-1927.
Gosse, Edmund, 1849-1928.
Gregory, Lady, 1852-1932.
Heinemann, William, 1863-1920.
Marsh, Edward Howard, Sir, 1872-1953.
Pertz, Emma Wilkinson.
Stephen, Julia Duckworth, 1846-1895.
Stephen, Leslie, 1832-1904.
Stevenson, Robert Louis, 1850-1894.
Bosanquet, Theodora.
Woolf, Virginia, 1882-1941.
Auden, W. H. (Wystan Hugh), 1907-1973. Former owner
Howe, W. T. H. (William Thomas Hildrup) Former owner
A. P. Watt and Son.
James B. Pinker and Son. Former owner
Research Call Number
Berg Coll MSS James [Text]
*Z-10348 Microfilm]
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