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James, Henry
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James, Henry
Autograph letter signed, 6 pages (9 x 7 in.; 228 x 178 mm) on his Lamb House stationary, Rye, Sussex, 11 August 1899, to Hamilton Holt; horizontal and vertical folds.  Red buckram folding-case — Authgraph letter signed, 2 pages (10  1/8  x 8 in.; 256 x 203 mm) on his Lamb House stationary, Rye, Sussex, 21 December 1902, to his nephew William James; horizontal and vertical folds, one small stain.  Brown buckram folding-case. 
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Two fine Henry James letters, the first to Hamilton, editor of The Independent in New York, discussing an article he has just written and proposing book reviews he would like to do for the publication.  "I should like to do R. L. Stevenson's Letters when they appear in the autumn; & strange as it may seem to you, the perusal of Harold Frederick's 2nd posthumous novel—The Market Place—has revived my idea that one can do something with him." 

The letter to his nephew, at school in Switzerland, is a Christmas greeting.  "I go up to town for a good many weeks as early as I can in January.  I long for pavements & street lamps.  The short days & the bad roads make too much imprisonment here, & I am growing gross for want of exercise...."

THE JAMES S. COPLEY LIBRARY: ARTS & SCIENCES, INCLUDING THE MARK TWAIN COLLECTION

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