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Guide to the Henry James Manuscript Collection
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  • Overview of the Collection
  • Biographical Information:
  • Access Terms
  • Administrative Information
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  • Scope and Contents

  • Overview of the Collection

    Collection Title: Henry James Manuscript Collection
    Dates: 1867-1912
    Identification: MS-0411
    Creator: James, Henry, 1843-1916
    Physical Description: 0.42 linear ft
    Language of Materials: English
    Repository: Special Collections & University Archives
    5500 Campanile Dr. MC 8050
    San Diego, CA, 92182-8050
    URL: http://library.sdsu.edu/scua
    Email: scref@rohan.sdsu.edu
    Phone: 619-594-6791

    Biographical Information:

    Henry James was a novelist, essayist, and critic.

    Access Terms

    This collection is indexed under the following controlled access subject terms.

    Genre/Form of Material:

    Personal Papers

    Topical Term:

    James, Henry, 1843-1916 -- Correspondence
    James, William, 1842-1910 -- Correspondence

    Administrative Information

    Conditions Governing Use:

    The copyright interests in these materials have not been transferred to San Diego State University. Copyright resides with the creators of materials contained in the collection or their heirs. The nature of historical archival and manuscript collections is such that copyright status may be difficult or even impossible to determine.  Requests for permission to publish must be submitted to the Head of Special Collections, San Diego State University, Library and Information Access. When granted, permission is given on behalf of Special Collections as the owner of the physical item and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder(s), which must also be obtained in order to publish. Materials from our collections are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study. The user must assume full responsibility for any use of the materials, including but not limited to, infringement of copyright and publication rights of reproduced materials.

    Preferred Citation:

    Identification of item, folder title, box number, Henry James Manuscript Collection, Special Collections and University Archives, Library and Information Access, San Diego State University.

    Related Materials:

    Henry James Book Collection
    Information about related materials is available at http://libpac.sdsu.edu/search/X?(%22henry%20james%20collection%22)&b=cdsc%20&s=&m=&l=&Da=&Db=&p=&SORT=DX

    Arrangement of Materials:

    The items are arranged alphabetically by correspondent's last name, then chronologically. Items relating to Henry James are first, then other family members.

    Scope and Contents

    This collection consists of fourteen outgoing letters from Henry James; one book review manuscript; one letter from William James; one letter from Henry James, Sr., and two letters presumed to be from Henry James, son of William James.