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Henry James: Cambridge letters and related material

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.8306

Scope and Contents

Letters from Henry James to Geoffrey Keynes, Charles Sayle, A.T. Bartholomew and others, with related correspondence and papers compiled by Keynes. The supporting material includes extracts from Bartholomew and Sayle's diaries concerning James' visit. There are also copies of Keynes' essay 'Henry James in Cambridge', including the version published in the London magazine, vol. 6, no. 3 (March, 1959), pp. 50-61; papers regarding the publication of the essay in various forms; and details of Keynes' B.B.C. Radio broadcast on this subject.


  • Creation: 1884-1974

Conditions Governing Access

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Presented by Sir Geoffrey Keynes, 1981.

Related Materials

Cambridge University Library holds Sir Geoffrey Keynes' first version of the essay 'Henry James in Cambridge', MS.Add.8543.


Sir Geoffrey Keynes, Henry James in Cambridge, a collection of James' letters regarding his Cambridge visit, was published in Cambridge, 1967.
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