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James, Henry, 1843-1916



  • Existence: 1843 - 1916

Biographical Note

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.

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

Henry James Letters

Identifier: Ms-1974-008

The collection consists of four letters, all written while Henry James was in England, one each to Lady Grace Baring, "Mrs. Sheridan," the Society of Authors, and writer George Gissing.

Dates: 1889 - 1909