James, C. L. R. mss., ca. 1942-1974


Title of collection or material

James, C. L. R. mss., ca. 1942-1974

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LMC 1552

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General notes

The James, C.L.R. mss., ca. 1942-1974, consist of correspondence and writings of West Indian writer and political activist Cyril Lionel Robert James, 1901-1989. The earliest correspondence in the 1940s centers around James' efforts to have an article published in the Socialist Workers Party journal The New International. A more extensive correspondence file, 1962-1973, is between James and New York bookseller Walter Goldwater. Goldwater owned University Place Book Shop and acted on James' behalf as unofficial literary agent. A third, smaller, correspondence folder consists of letters to Constance Webb, James' former wife, from Eric R. James and from C.L.R. James as well as two letters from Webb to Walter Goldwater. From Lilly Library Manuscript Collections.                                                                                                               

Content notes

The collection is organised into thre series: Correspondence; Writings by C.L.R. James and Printed Materials by or about James.



78 items


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ca. 1942-1974

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