James, Henry, 1843-1916

Alternative names
Dates:
Birth 1843-04-15
Death 1916-02-28
US
English, French

Biographical notes:

James was an American novelist, short story writer, critic and dramatist.

From the description of Henry James transcripts of letters to others, 1873-1915. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 612731792

From the guide to the Henry James transcripts of letters to others, 1873-1915., (Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University)

Henry James was born in New York, NY, in 1843. During his lifetime, he was a literary and art critic (writing for Nation from 1866-1869 and for Atlantic from 1866-1872), novelist, and short story author. In addition, he also wrote travel essays and plays. During the 1870s and 1880s, he wrote several of his best-known works: Daisy Miller: A Study (1878), Portrait of a Lady  (1881), and The Bostonians (1886). James was a frequent traveler and corresponded with other writers in the United States and abroad. In 1915, he emigrated to England. He died the following year.

From the guide to the Henry James Letters, 1889-1909, (Special Collections, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Va.)

James was an American novelist, short-story writer, critic and dramatist.

From the description of Henry James compositions, 1893-1915. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 612707694

From the description of Henry James letters to various correspondents and other material, 1861-1915. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 612215775

From the guide to the Henry James letters to various correspondents and other material, 1861-1915., (Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University)

James was an American novelist, short story writer, critic and dramatist. Jones was the wife of Edith Wharton's brother, a socialite and one of James' intimate friends.

From the description of Henry James letters to Mary Cadwalader Jones, 1883-1915. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 612706867

Henry James was an American novelist, essayist, and literary critic.

From the description of Henry James collection of papers, [1867]-1917 bulk (1882-1917). (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 122575674

From the guide to the Henry James collection of papers, 1867]-1917, 1882-1917, (The New York Public Library. Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Collection of English and American Literature.)

James was an American novelist, short story writer, critic and dramatist. Johnson was an American editor, writer, and pioneer conservationist.

From the description of Henry James letters to Robert Underwood Johnson, 1886-1892. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 612706716

Henry James was an American novelist, short-story writer, critic and dramatist.

From the guide to the Henry James compositions, 1893-1915 and undated., (Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University)

Henry James was an American novelist, short story writer, critic and dramatist. George Prothero was a professor, editor, and publisher, and he and James were neighbors in Rye. His wife was Lady Margaret (Fanny) Butcher Prothero, also a friend of Henry James.

From the description of Henry James letters to George Walter Prothero, 1906-1915. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 612706751

From the guide to the Henry James letters to George Walter Prothero, 1906-1915., (Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University)

Henry James (1843-1916) was a noted American-born English author, essayist, and critic. He left the U.S. in 1875, spending time first in Paris, then in England, where he settled and eventually became a British subject. Many of his works looked at social and cultural encounters between Americans and Europeans. He wrote 22 novels and over 100 other novellas, plays, and nonfiction essays. Included among his many works are The Europeans (1878); The Bostonians (1884); and The Turn of the Screw (1898).

From the guide to the Henry James Facsimile of Letter (MS 164), 1907-1928, (University of Colorado at Boulder Libraries. Special Collections Dept.)

Henry James was an American novelist, short-story writer, critic, and dramatist.

From the guide to the Henry James additional compositions, ca.1894-1910., (Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University)

James was an American novelist, short story writer, critic and dramatist. Jones was the wife of Edith Wharton's brother, a socialite, and one of James' intimate friends.

From the guide to the Henry James letters to Mary Cadwalader Jones, 1883-1915., (Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University)

James was an American novelist, short story writer, critic and dramatist. Burnett was an American writer.

From the description of Henry James letters to Frances Hodgson Burnett, 1895-1898. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 612706934

From the guide to the Henry James letters to Frances Hodgson Burnett, 1895-1898., (Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University)

American author.

From the description of Autograph letters signed (76) and typewritten letters signed (3) : various places, to Dr. Baldwin, 1881-1900. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270859740

From the description of Letters of Henry James [manuscript], 1882 and 1915. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647816413

From the description of What Maisie knew [novel] : typescript with autograph corrections, [n.d.]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270875107

James was an American novelist, short story writer, critic, and dramatist.

From the description of Henry James letters to Margaret James Porter, 1899-1915. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 612373092

From the guide to the Henry James letters to Margaret James Porter, 1899-1915., (Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University)

James was an American novelist, short story writer, critic and dramatist. Alice James (1848-1892), the American diarist, was his sister.

From the description of Correspondence and journals of Henry James Jr., 1855-1916. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 78374781

From the guide to the Correspondence and journals of Henry James Jr, 1855-1916 ., (Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University)

James was an American novelist, short-story writer, critic, and dramatist. In Venice in 1899 he met Jessie Allen, descendant of a distinguished British family. They became good friends and regular correspondents, and James was a frequent visitor at her home in London.

From the description of Henry James letters to Jessie Allen, 1899-1919. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 612367645

From the guide to the Henry James letters to Jessie Allen, 1899-1919., (Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University)

James was an American novelist, short story writer, critic and dramatist. Ford (1873-1939) was a British writer, and founder and editor of the English Review and of the Transatlantic Review. Elsie Ford was his wife.

From the description of Henry James letters to Ford Madox Ford and Elsie Martindale Ford, 1896-1909 (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 612706838

From the guide to the Henry James letters to Ford Madox Ford and Elsie Martindale Ford, 1896-1909., (Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University)

American novelist.

From the description of Notes of a son and brother : London, etc. : typed manuscript signed in the author's hand, final page dated Lamb House, Rye [n.d.] and signed by James, 1914. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 269553738

From the description of Autograph letter signed : the Grey House, Winnetka, Ill., to Mrs. James (Catherine A. Fuller) Sullivan, 1905 Mar. 11. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 269535964

From the description of The ambassadors, project of novel : [n.p.] : typed manuscript signed, 1900 Sept. 1. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 269516709

From the description of Receipt signed : London, 1890 Feb. 18. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 269553929

American author; naturalized English citizen.

From the description of Letter : Reform Club, London, to William James, Jr., 1903 March 15. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 34336548

Herbert Ruhm was born in Vienna and came to the United States in 1942. Ruhm studied at Hunter College, New York University, the New School for Social Research, and Michigan State University. Ruhm received his doctorate in English from the University of Chicago. In 1962, Ruhm joined the faculty at the University of Colorado, Boulder. Ruhm is also the editor of Lady Barberina and Other Tales.

From the description of Herbert Ruhm edition of Henry James' Confidence and A Passionate Pilgrim, circa 1962. (Denver Public Library). WorldCat record id: 759521525

Henry James (1843-1916) was an American author whose novels are often cited as excellent examples of 19th-century literary realism. Many of his books dealt with Americans' iinteractions with Europe and Europeans. James spent nearly half his life in England and became a British citizen shortly before his death.

From the guide to the Henry James Letter, 1890, (Special Collections Research Center, Syracuse University Libraries)

James was an American novelist, short story writer, critic and dramatist. Lapsley was a constitutional historian and friend of Henry James.

From the description of Henry James letters to Gaillard Thomas Lapsley, 1897-1915. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 612706787

From the guide to the Henry James letters to Gaillard Thomas Lapsley, 1897-1915., (Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University)

Henry James was born into a wealthy family in New York. Embracing European sensibilities, he established himself as an important author and valued man of letters, writing novels, short stories, plays, critical essays, travel books, and thousands of personal letters. His prodigious volume of work is complex, sophisticated, delicately witty, and rather somber.

From the description of Henry James letters and papers, 1893-1963. (Pennsylvania State University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 50757818

Expatriate American author living in England.

From the description of Letters, 1906-1913. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 32135296

Expatriate author, living in London.

From the description of Letters, 1871-1897. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 154270760

From the description of Letters, 1871-1897. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 19933737

James was an American novelist, short-story writer, critic, and dramatist.

From the description of Henry James papers for The outcry, 1909?. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 612707437

From the description of Henry James papers for The sense of the past, 1914-1916. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 612707461

From the description of Henry James additional compositions, 1894-1910. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 612707656

From the description of Henry James letters to Edward Holton James and Mary Lucinda Holton James, 1874-1933. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 612367557

From the guide to the Henry James letters to Edward Holton James and Mary Lucinda Holton James, 1874-1933., (Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University)

From the guide to the Henry James papers for, The sense of the past, 1914-1916., (Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University)

James was an American novelist, short story writer, critic and dramatist. Urbain Mengin was a French professor, writer, and friend of James.

From the description of Letters to Urbain Mengin, 1887-1909. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 78375070

From the guide to the Letters to Urbain Mengin: Guide, 1887-1909., (Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University)

James was an American novelist, short story writer, critic and dramatist. Johnson was an American editor, writer, and pioneer conservationist. Johnson was on the editorial staff of the Century Magazine, and later succeeded R. W. Gilder as editor.

From the guide to the Henry James letters to Robert Underwood Johnson, 1886-1892., (Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University)

Author and literary critic.

From the description of Henry James collection, undated. (Johns Hopkins University). WorldCat record id: 148047919

Henry James (1843-1916) was an American novelist.

From the description of Letters of Henry James, 1893-1920. (Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens). WorldCat record id: 122443734

Biographical Note

Henry James was a novelist, essayist, and critic.

From the guide to the Henry James Manuscript Collection, 1867-1912, (Special Collections & University Archives: Finding Aid Database)

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