GROUP OF TYPESCRIPT COPIES OF NINE LETTERS FROM HENRY JAMES TO JOCELYN PEINSE. 1903 - 1914. 11pp. With a letter from Henry James, Lamb House, Rye, Sussex, dated December 7, 1903, to Lord Wolseley. Together with one page entitled, "Duplicates Expurgated, Henry James to Jocelyn Peinse...," and an index to the letters. Of the nine letters to Peinse, seven are carbon typescripts, and one is a "top copy" (with the greeting, "Dearest and most beloved Jocelyn" crossed out in ink and the lower page cut off). Page six, letter seven, is missing. The letter to Lord Wolseley, dated December 7, 1903, is a tribute to his two volumes, Story of a Soldier's Life. "...I feel I must absolutely not have passed these several last evenings in your so interesting and vivid society without thanking you almost as much as if you had personally given me the delightful hours or held me there with your voice. I have read your two volumes from cover to cover and parted from you with a positive pang. They form a 'human document' of a fascinating order, and I greatly rejoice that you were moved to produce them...But what, as a dabbler in the spectacle of life, I think I most envy you is your infinite acquaintance, from the first, with superlative men, and your having been able to gather them in, and make them pass before you, for you to handle and use them. They move through your book, all these forms of resolution and sacrifice, in a long, vivid, mostly tragical procession..." Together with a newspaper clipping of an article on Henry James,' The Sense of the Past, and The Ivory Tower, published by Percy Lubbock, Henry James' literary executor. The clipping is mounted and has handwritten notes by Logan Pearsall Smith. No date. 1p.