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Henry James, 1843-1916
Literary File, Photography Collection

53 items

Acquisition: Internal transfers
Access: Open for research
Processed by: Mary Foster and Susan McClellan, 2006
RLIN Record ID: None


Table of Contents

Scope and Contents
Item List
Index of Photographers

Scope and Contents

The Henry James Literary File consists of 53 photographic prints. An index at the end of this guide lists identified photographers whose work is featured in this file. Further descriptions of some items are available in a card catalog in the repository.

This file forms a part of the Literary File Collection, which is comprised of photographs and albums withdrawn from the libraries and/or papers of literary figures, and generally include portraits and images collected by or of those figures.

*Items are located at PH:LF:James, H., unless otherwise indicated.


Item List

Container Accession / P No. Description
*P1-P2 Portraits of Henry James (P1: signed presentation to Miss Robins; P2: photogravure).
* P3-P4, P6-P8, P11-P14, P15A-P15B, P17-P20, P22-P25, P27-P28, P31, P39, P42, P44, P46, P48 Images used in H. Montgomery Hyde痴 biography of Henry James: Henry James at Home. London, 1969. Chiefly copy prints, some photographic reproductions of art. Includes a vintage portrait of Henry and William James, taken in 1901 (P15A).
*P5, P9-P10, P16Photographic reproductions of painted and drawn portraits of Henry James by artists including John Singer Sargent and Max Beerbohm.
*P21 Portrait of Edith Wharton (copy print).
* P26Portrait of A. C. Benson (copy print).
*P29 Photograph of an autograph letter, signed, from Henry James (copy print).
*P30 View of Lamb House, Rye, about 1910 (mounted photograph).
*P32-P47 Snapshots of Lamb House (primarily views of the exterior and the grounds).
*P49 Photographic reproduction of a halftone print: novelist E.F. Benson leaving Lamb House, circa 1930; manuscript description along the left side of the photograph on paper adhered to the back.
* 997:0105:0626Copy print of P1.
PH:LF:OV Box, LargeP50 Photographic reproduction of John Singer Sargent痴 1913 portrait of James, mounted on board; signed presentation from James to Mrs. Colefax.


Index of Photographers

Coburn, Alvin Langdon, 1881-1966--P2
Elliott and Fry (Firm)--P1, 997:0105:0626
Haviland, H. J. (Heath John)--P30
Léon, Marie--P15A
National Portrait Gallery (Great Britain)--P7A-P7B


Henry James Literary File Finding Aid
(Last modified: 11 February 2008)

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