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Frank Harris Papers

Call Number



ca. 1900-1971, inclusive


Harris, Frank, 1855-1931


3 Linear Feet in 6 manuscript boxes, 2 flat boxes, 1 flat file folder, and 1 Artex container

Language of Materials

English .

Biographical Note

James Thomas Harris (February 14, 1856 – August 27, 1931) was an editor, author and journalist famous for his sexually explicit and factually unreliable four volume memoir My Life and Loves, as well as for his friendships with notable public and literary figures Oscar Wilde, George Bernard Shaw and Aleister Crowley. Harris was editor of British periodicals the Evening News, the Fortnightly Review, The Saturday Review (for which he hired George Bernard Shaw) and the U.S. edition of Pearson's Magazine. In addition to My Life and Loves his work includes Oscar Wilde: His Life and Confessions, Life of Bernard Shaw and Contemporary Portraits.

Harris, Frank. ( 2009). In Encyclopædia Britannica. Retrieved September 21, 2009, from Encyclopædia Britannica Online:
Harris, Frank Contemporary Portraits Second Series, page ix, 1919



Scope and Content


Conditions Governing Access

Materials are open to researchers. Please contact the Fales Library and Special Collections,, 212-998-2596.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright (or related rights to publicity and privacy) for materials in this collection was not transferred to New York University. Permission to use materials must be secured from the copyright holder. Please contact the Fales Library and Special Collections,, 212-998-2596.

Preferred Citation

Published citations should take the following form:

Identification of item, date (if known); Frank Harris Papers; MSS 101; box number; folder number; Fales Library and Special Collections, New York University Libraries.

Collection processed by

Marvin Taylor, 1998. Updated 2009.

About this Guide

This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on 2023-08-20 17:10:01 -0400.
Language: Description is written in: English, Latin script.

Revisions to this Guide

December 2017: Updated by Megan O'Shea to incorporate artwork being sent to offsite art storage in December 2017


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