William James papers

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.jamewill
Creators:
James, William, 1882-1961
Dates:
1883-1957
Languages:
English
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Physical Description:
0.3 Linear feet
(on 2 partial microfilm reels)
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Letters, 1887-1935, a scrapbook, 1925-1951, clippings, art works, and photographs, 1883-1957.
Scope and Contents
REEL 3828: A photograph by Dr. Charles Putnam of James sitting on his father's (psychologist William James) lap, ca. 1886.
Scope and Contents
REEL 4392: Twelve letters, from James to his brother Henry and his parents, 1887-1935, and a letter from Abbott Handerson Thayer regarding a pair of boots James ordered, 1904; a scrapbook containing clippings, 1925-1951, an exhibition catalog, 1929, and photographs of James, his brother Alec (Alexander Robertson), and his works of art; 4 clippings, undated and 1950; 2 self-portrait sketches, a portrait sketch of a woman, and a drawing of James by Jane deGlehn; photographs of James, his family, including one of an obscured pose by his uncle Henry James, his friends, including Langdon Warner, 1883-1957, and Elizabeth Boott Duveneck; photographs of portrait paintings of James' ancestors, including Catherine Barber James, Marcia Ames James, William James of Albany, and Reverend William James; and 23 photographs of James' works of art.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Portrait painter, instructor; Cambridge, Mass. Born in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Son of psychologist William James (1842-1910), brother of portrait painter Alexander Robertson James, and nephew of novelist Henry James. Pupil of Benson and Tarbell and teacher at Boston Museum of Fine Arts School, 1913-1926.

Administration
Existence and Location of Copies
35mm microfilm reels 3828 and 4392 available for use at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Existence and Location of Originals
Reel 3828: Original returned to the lender, William James III, after microfilming.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Donated 1986 and 1987 by William James III, the son of William James, except for the photograph on reel 3828, which was lent for microfilming.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Microfilmed materials must be consulted on microfilm. Contact Reference Services for more information.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Painting, American -- Massachusetts Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Scrapbooks Genre Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Art teachers -- Massachusetts Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Portrait painters -- Massachusetts Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Duveneck, Elizabeth Boott, 1846-1888 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
James, Catherine Barber, 1782-1859 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
James, Henry, 1843-1916 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
James, Marcia Ames, 1797-1886 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
James, William, 1842-1910 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
James, William, 1771-1837 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
James, William, 1797-1868 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Warner, Langdon (1881-1955) Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
James, Alexander, 1890-1946 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
De Glehn, Jane Erin Emmet, 1873-1961 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Thayer, Abbott Handerson, 1849-1921 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
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