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Alexander Robertson James papers

Creator:
James, Alexander, 1890-1946  Search this
Names:
Faulkner, Barry, 1881-1966  Search this
Gugler, Eric, 1889-1974  Search this
James, Frederika Paine  Search this
James, Henry, 1843-1916  Search this
James, William, 1842-1910  Search this
James, William, 1882-1961  Search this
Kent, Rockwell, 1882-1971  Search this
Lankes, Julius J., 1884-1960  Search this
Sargent, John Singer, 1856-1925  Search this
Thayer, Abbott Handerson, 1849-1921  Search this
Wilder, Thornton, 1897-1975  Search this
Extent:
3.6 Linear feet ((on 7 microfilm reels))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Sketchbooks
Date:
1893-1983
bulk 1914-1946
Scope and Contents:
Family and professional correspondence; exhibition and sales records; sketches; sketchbooks; photographs and printed materials documenting the career and activities of Alexander James.
A marriage certificate; a genealogy of the James family; autobiographical notes; passports for James and his wife Frederika Paine James; a diary with entries by both James (1907) and his mother (1921); loose pages from diaries kept by James and his wife (intermittent, 1917-1939). Correspondence to and from James family members, including eight letters from his father, William James; letters to and from colleagues, friends, museums, galleries, clients, and posthumous exhibition correspondence. Correspondents include Abbott Handerson Thayer, Rockwell Kent, and Eric Gugler.
There are also biographical notes on Abbott Handerson Thayer; a notebook containing James' description of his gesso techniques; Frederika James' notes on her husband's paintings and her account of a family trip to France; reminiscences of James by Barry Faulkner and Thornton Wilder; exhibition files containing correspondence, lists of works, address lists, guest books, clippings and catalogs (1937-1978); commission files; a card file with information on James' paintings, exhibitions and sales; sketches of landscapes and people including sketches of his father and John Singer Sargent.
Five sketchbooks (one too faint to film); an oil study of his father; three watercolors of Giverny, France; three pigment studies (unfilmed); 12 woodcuts by Julius J. Lankes; and a sketch of James by his brother, William James; expense journals; bank records; tax returns; insurance figures for paintings; a notebook of sales' records; price lists; invoices and receipts for materials; deeds; a will; certificates of name changes; photos of James, his studio and his work; photos and a photo album of William James and other family members; two albums of exhibition photos; photos of two sketches of James, one by John Singer Sargent, and the other by Barry Faulkner.
Arrangement:
Reels 4195-4201: I. Biographical materials. II. Family correspondence. III. General correspondence. IV. Writings. V. Exhibition files. VI. Commission files. VII. Card file. VIII. Art works. IX. Financial materials. X. Legal materials. XI. Photographs. XII. Photograph albums. XIII. Printed materials. Chronologically arranged except for commission files which are arranged alphabetically by name of subject.
Biographical / Historical:
Portrait painter. The younger son of psychologist William James (1842-1910), brother of painter William James (1882-1961), and nephew of novelist Henry James, Alexander James was actually christened Francis Temple Tweedy James in 1890. In 1925 he had his name officially changed to Alexander Robertson James. Later in life he dropped the Robertson and became Alexander James. He studied with Abbott Handerson Thayer and was a close friend of John Singer Sargent and Rockwell Kent.
Related Materials:
Also found in the Archives on microfilm only (reel 3828) is a bound volume containing 37 letters from William James to his youngest son, Alexander James, one letter from his mother, Alice Howe Gibbens James, and 11 postcards.
Provenance:
Donated 1986 by Michael James, the son of Alexander James, except for the bound volume on reel 3828 which was lent for microfilming.
Rights:
Reel 3828: Authorization to publish, quote, or reproduce requires written permission from Alexander R. James, Glandore, County Cork, Ireland. Contact Reference Services for more information.
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Occupation:
Portrait painters  Search this
Painters -- New Hampshire  Search this
Topic:
Gesso  Search this
Sculptors -- United States -- Interviews  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sketchbooks
Identifier:
AAA.jamealex
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9f0e03857-3c9f-4b1a-bdac-779ce0446042
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-jamealex

The correspondence of William James / edited by Ignas K. Skrupskelis and Elizabeth M. Berkeley ; with the assistance of Bernice Grohskopf and Wilma Bradbeer

Author:
James, William 1842-1910  Search this
Skrupskelis, Ignas K. 1938-  Search this
Berkeley, Elizabeth M  Search this
James, Henry 1843-1916  Search this
Subject:
James, William 1842-1910 Correspondence  Search this
James, Henry 1843-1916 Correspondence  Search this
Physical description:
v. <1 > : ill. ; 24 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
United States
Date:
1992
1992-
Topic:
Philosophers--Correspondence  Search this
Psychologists--Correspondence  Search this
Call number:
CT275.J278 A1c 1992
CT275.J278A1c 1992
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_447248

The republic of many mansions : foundations of American religious thought / by Denise Lardner Carmody and John Tully Carmody

Author:
Carmody, Denise Lardner 1935-  Search this
Carmody, John 1939-  Search this
Subject:
Edwards, Jonathan 1703-1758  Search this
Jefferson, Thomas 1743-1826  Search this
James, William 1842-1910  Search this
Physical description:
ix, 244 p. ; 24 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
United States
Date:
1990
C1990
Modern period, 1500-
Topic:
Religious thought  Search this
Puritans  Search this
Freedom of religion  Search this
Pragmatism  Search this
Religion  Search this
Call number:
BL2525 .C365 1990X
BL2525.C365 1990X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_403498

Psychology, by William James

Author:
James, William 1842-1910  Search this
Physical description:
xiii, 478 p. illus. 20 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1892
C1892
Topic:
Psychology  Search this
Call number:
BF131 .J29 1892
BF131.J29 1892
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_406151

The philosophy of William James; selected from his chief works, with an introduction by Horace M. Kallen

Author:
James, William 1842-1910  Search this
Kallen, Horace Meyer 1882-1974  Search this
Physical description:
vii, 375 p. 17 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1953
[c1953]
Topic:
Philosophy  Search this
Pragmatism  Search this
Call number:
CT275.J278 A1p 1953
CT275.J278A1p 1953
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_447972

The Jameses : a family narrative / R.W.B. Lewis

Author:
Lewis, R. W. B (Richard Warrington Baldwin)  Search this
Subject:
James family  Search this
James, Henry 1811-1882  Search this
James, William 1842-1910  Search this
James, Henry 1843-1916  Search this
James, Alice 1848-1892  Search this
Physical description:
695 p : ill. ; 25 cm
Type:
Biography
Place:
United States
Date:
1991
C1991
Topic:
Intellectuals  Search this
Call number:
CT275.J259 L67 1991
CT275.J259L67 1991
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_413238

Writings, 1878-1899 / William James

Author:
James, William 1842-1910  Search this
Physical description:
1212 p. : ill. ; 21 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1992
C1992
Topic:
Psychology  Search this
Call number:
CT275.J278 A1w 1992
CT275.J278A1w 1992
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_434708

The Sweetest impression of life : the James family and Italy / edited by James W. Tuttleton and Agostino Lombardo

Author:
Tuttleton, James W  Search this
Lombardo, Agostino  Search this
Subject:
James family  Search this
James, Henry 1843-1916 Knowledge  Search this
James, William 1842-1910 Influence  Search this
Physical description:
xii, 250 p. ; 24 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Italy
Date:
1990
Topic:
In literature  Search this
Call number:
CT275.J259 S97 1990
CT275.J259S97 1990
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_440924

William James papers

Creator:
James, William, 1882-1961  Search this
Names:
De Glehn, Jane Erin Emmet, 1873-1961  Search this
Duveneck, Elizabeth Boott, 1846-1888  Search this
James, Alexander, 1890-1946  Search this
James, Catherine Barber, 1782-1859  Search this
James, Henry, 1843-1916  Search this
James, Marcia Ames, 1797-1886  Search this
James, William, 1771-1837  Search this
James, William, 1797-1868  Search this
James, William, 1842-1910  Search this
Thayer, Abbott Handerson, 1849-1921  Search this
Warner, Langdon (1881-1955)  Search this
Extent:
0.3 Linear feet ((on 2 partial microfilm reels))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Scrapbooks
Date:
1883-1957
Scope and Contents:
Letters, 1887-1935, a scrapbook, 1925-1951, clippings, art works, and photographs, 1883-1957.
REEL 3828: A photograph by Dr. Charles Putnam of James sitting on his father's (psychologist William James) lap, ca. 1886.
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:
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.
Provenance:
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.
Restrictions:
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.
Occupation:
Art teachers -- Massachusetts  Search this
Portrait painters -- Massachusetts  Search this
Topic:
Painting, American -- Massachusetts  Search this
Genre/Form:
Scrapbooks
Identifier:
AAA.jamewill
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9697dcb04-ac2b-42da-9cc2-9a21e7a05a34
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-jamewill

The meaning of truth / William James

Author:
James, William 1842-1910  Search this
Physical description:
xlvi, 328 p. : port. ; 24 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1975
Topic:
Truth  Search this
Pragmatism  Search this
Call number:
B832 .J4 1975X
B832.J4 1975X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_76600

William James : in the maelstrom of American modernism : a biography / Robert D. Richardson

Author:
Richardson, Robert D. 1934-  Search this
Subject:
James, William 1842-1910  Search this
Physical description:
xvi, 622 p., [16] p. of plates : ill., maps ; 24 cm
Type:
Biography
Place:
United States
Date:
2006
Topic:
Philosophers  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_839959

Pragmatism / William James

Author:
James, William 1842-1910  Search this
Physical description:
xxxviii, 316 p. : 24 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1968
1975
Topic:
Pragmatism  Search this
Call number:
B832 .J2 1975X
B832.J2 1975X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_75856

Brazil through the eyes of William James : letters, diaries, and drawings, 1865-1866 / edited by Maria Helena P.T. Machado ; translated by John M. Monteiro = Brasil no ohlar de William James : cartas díarios e desenhos, 1865-1866 / organizado por Maria Helena P.T. Machado ; traduzido por John M. Monteiro

Title:
Brasil no olhar de William James
Author:
James, William 1842-1910  Search this
Machado, Maria Helena Pereira Toledo  Search this
Subject:
James, William 1842-1910 Correspondence  Search this
James, William 1842-1910  Search this
James, William 1842-1910 Travel  Search this
Physical description:
230 p. : ill., map ; 27 cm
Type:
Books
Diaries
Place:
Brazil
Date:
2006
Topic:
Description and travel  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_823211

William James, his life and thought / Gerald E. Myers

Author:
Myers, Gerald E (Gerald Eugene) 1923-  Search this
Subject:
James, William 1842-1910  Search this
Physical description:
xxi, 628 p., [16] p. of plates : ill. ; 26 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1986
C1986
Call number:
CT275.J278 M9
CT275.J278M9
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_362019

A stroll with William James / Jacques Barzun

Author:
Barzun, Jacques 1907-  Search this
Subject:
James, William 1842-1910  Search this
Physical description:
viii, 344 p. ; 24 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1983
C1983
Call number:
B945.J24B37 1983X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_319247

The illusion of technique : a search for meaning in a technological civilization / William Barrett

Author:
Barrett, William 1913-  Search this
Subject:
Wittgenstein, Ludwig 1889-1951  Search this
Heidegger, Martin 1889-1976  Search this
James, William 1842-1910  Search this
Physical description:
xx, 359 p. ; 24 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1978
20th century
Topic:
Philosophy, Modern  Search this
Technology and civilization  Search this
Liberty  Search this
Call number:
B804.B358X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_189529

The compromised scientist : William James in the Development of American psychology / Daniel W. Bjork

Author:
Bjork, Daniel W  Search this
Subject:
James, William 1842-1910  Search this
Physical description:
xiv, 221 p. : ports. ; 24 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
United States
Date:
1983
Topic:
Psychologists--Biography  Search this
Psychology--History  Search this
Call number:
CT275.J278 B62
CT275.J278B62
BF109.J28B551983X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_198650

In light of our differences : how diversity in nature and culture makes us human / David Harmon

Author:
Harmon, David 1958-  Search this
Subject:
James, William 1842-1910  Search this
Physical description:
xvi, 224 p. : ill., map ; 24 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
2002
C2002
Topic:
Human beings  Search this
Cultural pluralism  Search this
Biodiversity  Search this
Human ecology--Philosophy  Search this
Language attrition  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_694720

The will to believe, and other essays in popular philosophy, and Human immortality

Author:
James, William 1842-1910  Search this
Physical description:
332, 70 p. 21 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1960
[1960?]
Topic:
Philosophy  Search this
Belief and doubt  Search this
Immortality (Philosophy)  Search this
Call number:
B945.J23 W5 1960X
B945.J23W5 1960X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_60238

Celebrations of the American Psychological Association, 1942

Author:
James, William 1842-1910  Search this
American Psychological Association  Search this
Subject:
James, William 1842-1910 Congresses  Search this
American Psychological Association History Congresses  Search this
Physical description:
155 p. : ill. ; 25 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
United States
Date:
1943
1943]
Topic:
Psychology--History--Congresses  Search this
Call number:
BF20 .C45 1943
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_537999

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