William James papers, 1803-1941 (inclusive) 1862-1910 (bulk).

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James, William, 1842-1910. William James papers, 1803-1941 (inclusive) 1862-1910 (bulk).

William James papers, 1803-1941 (inclusive) 1862-1910 (bulk).

Contains personal and professional correspondence of William James, mostly letters written by him, including over 1300 to his wife Alice and over 400 to his brother Henry; and compositions including manuscripts, drafts, and notes on psychology, philosophy, religion, and Herbert Spencer; as well as addresses, lectures, articles, diaries, 1865-1910 (with gaps), address books and notebooks with reading lists, sketches, and notes James took as a student. Collection also contains correspondence of James's parents and wife, early James family papers, daguerreotypes and photographs of the James family, an account book, scrapbooks, clippings, and miscellaneous material. Also includes manuscripts by others including student notes from his classes, and articles on his work; letters to Ralph Barton Perry from James's students and correspondence concerning Perry's The Thought and Character of William James; correspondence of Henry James III in his search for William James letters; and printed material about William James. Also includes letters from Mary Temple to John Chipman Gray.

42 boxes, 37 volumes, 1 scroll box, and 5 cartons (57 linear ft.)

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Gray, John Chipman, 1793-1881

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Perry, Ralph Barton, 1876-1957

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Perry graduated from Harvard in 1897 and taught philosophy at Harvard. From the description of Papers of Ralph Barton Perry, 1891-1957 (inclusive). (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 76973152 Perry received his A.M. in 1897 and his Ph.D in 1899 from Harvard, and taught philosophy at Harvard. From the description of Public opinion and the Civil War : paper for History 20e, 1896-1898. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 77074149 ...

Temple, Mary, 1845-1870

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James family.

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James, Henry, 1811-1882

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Henry James Sr. and his wife Mary Walsh James (1810-1882) were the parents of the novelist Henry James Jr., the philosopher William James, the diarist Alice James, Robertson James, and Garth Wilkinson James. From the guide to the Letters from Henry James Sr. and Mary Walsh James to various correspondents, 1827-1878., (Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University) Henry James Sr. was an American philosophical theologian. He and his wife Mary Robertson Walsh J...

James, William, 1842-1910

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William James was the preeminent American philosopher of his day. His reinterpretations of psychology and pragmatism were among his major contributions to world thought, and his work continues to reward study and inspire analysis. From the description of William James letter to A.G. Dew-Smith, 1883 Dec. 1. (Pennsylvania State University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 50757824 From the description of William James letter to Violet Paget, 1908 July 29. (Pennsylvania State Uni...

James, Henry, 1843-1916

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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 Natio...

Spencer, Herbert, 1820-1903

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Born 1820; educated at Hinton Charterhouse near Bath, 1833-1836; assistant schoolmaster at Derby, 1837; worked as a draftsman and engineer during the building of the Birmingham and Gloucester Railway, 1837-1841; sub-editor of the Pilot , the organ of the Complete Suffrage Movement, 1844; occupied himself anew with engineering, 1844-1846, and experimented with mechanical inventions, 1846-1847; sub-editor of The Economist in London, 1848-1853; visited house of John Chapman, the advanced publisher,...

James, Alice Howe Gibbens, 1849-1922

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James, Henry, 1879-1947

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Nephew of the novelist Henry James. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Peru, Vt., to Professor [Kenneth B.] Murdock, 1943 Sept. 8. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270693513 United States representative, Inter-Allied Danube River Commission, 1919. From the description of Henry James papers, 1918-1920. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 754868854 Henry James was the son of William James and nephew of the novelist Henry James. ...