Date of Award
Master of Arts (MA)
One generation of concentrated money making followed by another generation of diligent application to intellectual concerns resulted in the flowering of a family of minds, the James family, among whom were two who gained international renown, William James, the philosopher, and Henry James (1843-1916), the novelist. Henry James, Sr., who was a Swedenborgian by faith, was devoted equally to a life of thought and to the education of his children. Because he spent his life trying to evolve a philosophy which would place man in a moral relation to his Creator, thereby eliminating the old beliefs of a relationship of fear and enmity, he lived separated from the world about him.
Carnefix, Virginia I., "The European Background in the Novels of Henry James" (1939). Graduate Thesis Collection. 157.