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Richard A. Macksey collection on Henry James

 Collection — Box: 1 [31151030056554]
Identifier: MS-0529
Henry James, Jr. (born in New York, New York on April 15, 1843) was an Anglo-American writer who spent the bulk of his career in Britain. He is regarded as one of the key figures of 19th-century literary realism. This collection consists primarily of 22 letters written by Henry James, Jr. to friends and acquaintances, and the corrected typescript of Max Beerbohm’s short story “The Guerdon,” a 1916 parody of James’ late writing style.

Dates

  • 1897-1914

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is housed off-site and requires 48-hours' notice for retrieval. Please contact Special Collections for more information.

Collection is open for use.

Conditions Governing Use

Single copies may be made for research purposes. Permission to publish materials from the collection must be requested from the Special Collections department. Researchers are responsible for determining any copyright questions.

Extent

0.19 Cubic Feet (1 half-sized letter box)

Biographical / Historical

Henry James, Jr. (born in New York, New York on April 15, 1843) was an Anglo-American writer who spent the bulk of his career in Britain. He is regarded as one of the key figures of 19th-century literary realism. He was the second child of Henry James (1811-1882), a theologian devoted to the teachings of Emmanuel Swedenborg, and Mary Robertson Walsh James (1810-1882). The family spent time in Europe and the United States. Henry’s older brother William (1842-1910) was a prominent philosopher and psychologist, and his younger sister Alice (1848-1892) became known for her posthumously published diary.

Scope and Contents

This collection consists primarily of 22 letters written by Henry James, Jr. to friends and acquaintances, and the corrected typescript of Max Beerbohm’s short story “The Guerdon,” a 1916 parody of James’ late writing style.

It contains letters written by James to Margaret Gibbens, who was the sister of his sister-in-law Alice Gibbens James, the wife of his brother William James. Other letters in the collection are addressed to A. Ludovici, Mrs. Norman Forbes Robertson, Mrs. L. C. Jarvis, and Herbert Dunster. There is one undated letter from James’ father, Henry James, Sr., to Alice Gibbens, probably written before Alice married William James, Henry James, Jr.’s older brother.

Other Finding Aids

A more complete inventory is available here: https://wayback.archive-it.org/org-626/20170504031545/http://ead.library.jhu.edu/ms.529-finding-aid.pdf

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The collection was given to the University by Richard A. Macksey in 2009.

Accruals

Accession number 2009-10.MS.052, and one item from 2009-10.MS.051

Processing Information

This collection was reprocessed by Valerie Addonizio in 2014.

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Repository

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