Collection of Henry James Materials
Scope and Contents
The collection contains correspondence primarily to Thomas Sargent Perry, as well as Violet Paget, Lilla Cabot Perry and other artists, actors, and literary figures in the United States and Britain from the 1880s to 1914, several published manuscripts, miscellaneous programs, and over 20 photographs, some autographed.
- 1850 - 1954
- James, Henry, 1843-1916 (Person)
Language of Materials
Conditions Governing Access
Collection is open for research.
Conditions Governing Use
Materials to be used on site during regular Special Collections hours or by appointment. Photocopying or scanning may be possible at discretion of staff for nominal fee. Digital cameras are permitted. Materials may be protected by copyright.
Biographical / Historical
Henry James, OM (15 April 1843 – 28 February 1916) was an American-born writer, regarded as one of the key figures of 19th-century literary realism. He was the son of Henry James, Sr. and the brother of philosopher and psychologist William James and diarist Alice James.
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The collection contains correspondence to artists, actors, and literary figures in the United States and Britain from the 1880s to 1914, several published manuscripts, a few miscellaneous program documents, and many photographs.
Materials arranged in four series: Correspondence from Henry James, Correspondence to Henry James, Manuscript and Published Materials, Photographs.
Materials acquired via gift or purchase.
Henry James (1843-1916).
- Abbey, Edwin Austin, 1852-1911
- Barrett, Lawrence, 1838-1891
- Fields, Annie, 1834-1915
- Fine Arts
- Gosse, Edmund, 1849-1928
- Howells, William Dean, 1837-1920
- Performing Arts
- Perry, Lilla Cabot, 1848-1933
- Perry, Thomas Sargeant, 1845-1928
- Poets, American -- 19th century -- Correspondence
- Social Life and Customs
- Finding Aid to the Collection of Henry James Materials
- Colby College Special Collections, Waterville, Maine
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
- Script of description
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