Henry and William James at Lamb House

September 1900

William James spent some time with his brother in Rye from the autumn of 1899, during a long period of leave and convalescence. He wrote on 24 December 1899, "We are now received into the shelter of H. J.'s 'Lamb House,' where we have been a week." He continued, "Its host ... leads a very lonely life but seems in perfect equilibrium therewith, placing apparently his interest more and more in the operations of his fancy. His health is good, his face calm, his spirits equable, and he will doubtless remain here for many years to come, with an occasional visit to London" (111). If the photograph is accurately dated (see "Biography, Chronology..."), it was taken on a later visit in the following year. Henry James is on the left.

Image source: James 161.

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