David James Papers

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David James papers
Creator: James, David, 1915-
Call Number: A.J26
Dates: 1934-1967
Physical Description: 9 boxes, 1 package
Language(s): Materials are in English
Repository: Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester

Table of Contents:

Biographical/Historical Note
Scope and Content
Subject(s)
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Access
Use
Citation
Content List
Series I: Correspondence
Series II: Diaries and journals
Series III: Print sales records
Series IV: Otto Grashof material
Series V: Writings and research notes
Series VI: Personal items
Collection Overview
Title: David James papers
Creator: James, David, 1915-
Call Number: A.J26
Dates: 1934-1967
Physical Description: 9 boxes, 1 package
Language(s): Materials are in English
Repository: Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester

Biographical/Historical Note
David James (1915-1968), was a teacher at Princeton University (1938-1940) and Brown University (1946-1956?), and private print dealer in the 1960s.

Scope and Content
The collection includes correspondence and other papers; his diary, which reveals research activities, especially an interest in European artists in South America during the 19th century; and activities as a print dealer; and record books of print purchases and sales, 1962-1966. Unpublished material includes a work of fiction (Love In Santiago: Four Tales) and material on artists, including Auguste Borget (1809-1877), Otto Grashof (1812-1876), and Johann Moritz Rugendas (1802-1858).

Subject(s):
South America
Painting, Latin American
World War (1939-1945)
Correspondence
Diaries
Manuscripts
James, David, 1915-
Grashof, Otto, 1812-1876
Art dealers
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Received by the University of Rochester Library from the estate of David James, August 1968. Slightly over 100 letters, 1942-1944, of David James to Mabel Gleason chronicling his service in the U. S. Army during World War II (Box 2) and over 200 pages of a descriptive letter-journal, 1942-1943, of his brother, William James, of a trip to South America to help make a series of documentary films (Box 9) were added to the collection in December 1973, the gift of Mrs. Mabel (Gleason) Harkness.Access
The David James papers is open for research use. Researchers are advised to contact Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation prior to visiting. Upon arrival, researchers will also be asked to fill out a registration form and provide photo identification.Use
Reproductions are made upon request but can be subject to restrictions. Permission to publish materials from the collection must currently be requested. Please note that some materials may be copyrighted or restricted. It is the researcher's obligation to determine and satisfy copyright or other case restrictions when publishing or otherwise distributing materials found in the collections. For more information contact rarebks@library.rochester.eduCitation
[Item title, item date], David James papers, A.J26, Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester
Administrative Information
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Content List
Series I: Correspondence
Box 2Correspondence on personal, research, etc. matters, 1937-1967
Series II: Diaries and journals
Box 3Diaries, 1956-1963
Box 4Diaries, 1963-1966
Box 9, Folder 1William James' manuscript journal of a trip to South America, numbers 1-15, October 1- November 26, 1942
Box 9, Folder 2William James' manuscript journal of a trip to South America, numbers 16-25, November 29, 1942 - February 24, 1943
Box 9, Folder 3William James' manuscript journal of a trip to South America, numbers 26-34, February 28-April 21, 1943
Box 9, Folder 4William James' manuscript journal of a trip to South America, pages 1-29, May 16-June 23, 1943
Box 9, Folder 5William James' manuscript journal of a trip to South America, pages 30-58, July 7-August 12, 1943
Box 9, Folder 6William James' manuscript journal of a trip to South America, pages 59-91, August 22-September 4, 1943
Box 9, Folder 7William James' manuscript journal of a trip to South America, envelopes of 1-34
Box 9, Folder 8William James' manuscript journal of a trip to South America, envelopes of pages 1-91 (number 35-48)
Series III: Print sales records
Box 5Print sales records, 1962-1967
Includes notebooks of notes on artists

Series IV: Otto Grashof material
Box 6, Folder 1-2Sudamerikanische Reisen von 1852-1855 von O.E.F. Grashof
Typescript

Box 6, Folder 3-4Sudamerikanische Reisen von 1852-1855 von O.E.F. Grashof
Typescript carbon

Box 6, Folder 5-6South American travels from 1852 to 1855 by O.E.F. Grashof
Manuscript translation by David James

Box 6, Folder 7South American Travel Journals of Otto Grashof (1852-57), English version by David James
Typescript

Box 6, Folder 8Map of South America; list of place names in Grashof journal
Box 6, Folder 9Table of contents, Preface, and Introduction for book on Otto Grashof
Box 6, Folder 10Research notes on Otto Grashof
Box 6, Folder 11Newspaper article on Otto E. Grashof (1962)
Series V: Writings and research notes
Box 7, Folder 1Chile inwardly, four artistic excursions by David James
Box 7, Folder 2"Light Through the Grayness" by David James (a short story)
Box 7, Folder 3Love in Santiago: four tales by David James
Box 7, Folder 4"Journey to Cuba" [1952] by David Jayne Hill
Box 7, Folder 5"Rugendas in Mexico" by David James
Typescript article

Box 7, Folder 6Research notes on Johann Moritz Rugendas
Box 7, Folder 7Miscellaneous notes on Johann Moritz Rugendas
Box 7, Folder 8Material on Auguste Borget
Includes 2 typescript articles by David James

Box 7, Folder 9Letter by Auguste Borget
Typescript

Box 7, Folder 10Research notes on Louis Moreau Gottschalk
Box 7, Folder 11Drafts and notes on Sargent and Subercaseaux
Box 7, Folder 12Poetry, other writings, mid-1930s
Box 7, Folder 13Autobiographical notes and reminiscences
Box 8, Folder 1Art-miscellaneous (notes, programs, etc.)
Box 8, Folder 2 Research proposals, circa 1950
Box 8, Folder 3Notes on prints
Box 8, Folder 4Undated material relating to print dealings
Box 8, Folder 5Notebook with notes on Stendhal
Box 8, Folder 6Miscellaneous programs, notes, etc.
Box 8, Folder 7Travel arrangements, hotel reservations, etc.
Box 8, Folder 9French word book; German practice book
Series VI: Personal items
Box 8, Folder 8Personal finances
Box 8, Folder 10Reserve lists, reading list, etc. for courses, early 1950's
Box 8, Folder 11Autograph with photo of Dorothy Canfield Fisher
Box 8, Folder 12Stamps
Box 8, Folder 13Material relating to his brother William James (1911-1953)
Box 8, Folder 14Clippings
Box 8, Folder 15Photographs of paintings be August Earl and others
Box 8, Folder 16Letter by James Orton of Vassar College, 1876
Photocopy

Box 8, Folder 17Works of South American artists
Copies from a calendar

Box 8Diplomas
B.A. University of Rochester, 1935 Ph.D. Harvard University, 1942



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