James, Alice(1848–92) writer; born in New York City (sister of Henry and William James). She had little formal schooling, lived in Europe when young, and settled in Cambridge, Mass., with her parents. A neurasthenic, she moved to England (1884) with her friend Katharine Loving after the death of her parents; she lived much of her brief life as an invalid. She is known for her personal reflections in Journal (1844; 1934), later published as The Diary of Alice James (1964).
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