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James Thomas Harris, 1856-1931

Nationality: Irish/American
Date of Birth: 1856.02.14
Place of Birth: Galway
Date of Death: 1931.08.26
Place of Death: Nice

Identity:

He was an Irish born American writer, playwright and author who edited prominent English periodicals, such as the Fortnightly Review and Saturday Review.

Life:

He also was a collector and bought two lithographs by JW from the Fine Art Society in 1895. JW was in contact with him in the late 1890s (see #05393 and #09921).

His colourful, scandalous and inventive autobiography, My Life, 1926, and his books on Wilde and Shaw, brought him some notoriety.

Bibliography:

Encyclopedia Brittanica, 1911; Who Was Who; Spink, Nesta R., The Lithographs of James McNeill Whistler, gen. eds Harriet K. Stratis and Martha Tedeschi, Chicago, 1998, p. 174.