Selected Special Collections
Henry James Collection
Early editions of Henry James' writings.
Henry James, Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress
In 1922, through the bequest of Mrs. Clarence W. Jones of Brookline, Massachusetts, the Library received a collection devoted to the writings of the American novelist, Henry James (1843-1916). Around this nucleus, the Library formed the Henry James Collection, adding books selected from the general collections and proof pages of several James novels were deposited for copyright protection. The James Collection contains first English and American editions of James' writing, significant later editions of books he revised, publications to which James contributed prefaces, stories, or essays, and critical studies by James scholars. One of the rarest items in the collection is a dramatization of Daisy Miller that was privately printed in 1882. There are 132 items in this collection.
Digitized Items Available from the Henry James Collection