A hearty congratulations to 2017–2018 Houghton Visiting Fellow Ermine L. Algaier IV, Visiting Assistant Professor of Philosophy and Religious Studies at Monmouth College in Illinois, who recently published his book, Reconstructing the Personal Library of William James: Markings and Marginalia from the Harvard Library Collection (Rowman & Littlefield, 2019).
Dr. Algaier provides a comprehensive account of all of the known titles from James’ library held by Harvard. In addition to a detailed annotated bibliography covering nearly 2,900 volumes, his book includes essays on the history of the collection, how it came to Harvard, and the methods of reconstructing the James library.
Houghton Library Visiting Fellowships provide financial and research support to researchers working on projects substantially related to Houghton collections. The deadline for the 2020–2021 fellowship is January 17, 2020. For more information and to apply, visit the Houghton Visiting Fellowship webpage.