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James family additional papers, 1859-1922 (bulk), 1859-1986 (inclusive).

Author: James family.Daniel Lewis GibbensEdwin B HoltAlice Howe Gibbens JamesHenry JamesAll authors
Edition/Format:   Book : Manuscript   Archival Material : English
Database:WorldCat
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The bulk of this collection consists of letters from Alice Howe Gibbens James to her sons Henry (1879-1947), a lawyer; and William (1882-1961), a portrait painter. Many of the letters discuss the family's two most famous members: Alice's husband, philosopher William James (1842-1910); and his brother, novelist Henry James (1843-1916). Most of her letters are written from her home in Cambridge (Mass.), or while
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Genre/Form: Diaries
Named Person: Henry James; William James; James family.
Material Type: Manuscript
Document Type: Book, Archival Material
All Authors / Contributors: James family.; Daniel Lewis Gibbens; Edwin B Holt; Alice Howe Gibbens James; Henry James; William James; James Jackson Putnam; Leslie Stephen, Sir
OCLC Number: 612886241
Language Note: In English and French.
Description: 5 boxes (1 linear ft.)

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The bulk of this collection consists of letters from Alice Howe Gibbens James to her sons Henry (1879-1947), a lawyer; and William (1882-1961), a portrait painter. Many of the letters discuss the family's two most famous members: Alice's husband, philosopher William James (1842-1910); and his brother, novelist Henry James (1843-1916). Most of her letters are written from her home in Cambridge (Mass.), or while traveling in Europe. Her involvement with the final months and estate of Henry James (1843-1916) in London is discussed at length. She was also in Stanford (Calif.) for the earthquake of 1906. The collection also includes partial or copied letters by philosopher William James (1842-1910): postscripts he added to letters from his wife to his sons; a copy of a letter to his third son, artist Alexander R. James; a partial courtship letter to his future wife; and a complete letter he dictated to his son William. Also included are letters addressed to William James. The novelist Henry James (1843-1916) is represented with letters he received from family members, 1901-1911. An 1866 letter by family patriarch Henry James (1811-1882) also appears in transcript form. A few non-family letters can also be found in the collection, most notably letters by Edwin B. Holt, James Jackson Putnam, and Sir Leslie Stephen. The compositions series includes a diary written by Daniel Lewis Gibbens (father of Alice Howe Gibbens James) as surgeon on board the ship Manhattan en route between New York City and Liverpool, 1859-1860.

Series "III. Photocopies of letters" consists of color-photocopies of letters. All are letters from William James (1842-1910) primarily to his son William James (1882-1961), and a few to his wife Alice and his other sons, Henry James (1879-1947) and Alexander Robertson James.

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