As a hedge against possible failure to prove adultery, this alleged that for a period of time from 1901 and continuing thereafter he [had] kept up and continued an undue, improper, indecorous and licentious association and intimacy with a woman, named Mabel Cochrane, many years his junior, and of questionable character and immoral habits.[i] Furthermore, Nina accused James of bestowing upon and receiving marked and improper attention beginning in the fall of 1901, indulging in undue and improper familiarity and intimacy with Mabel Cochrane.

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