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MS Am 1088.1

Norton family, recipient. Letters received by the Norton family, 1830-1920: Guide.

Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University


Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138 USA

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Descriptive Summary

Location: b
Call No.: MS Am 1088.1
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Norton family, recipient.
Title: Letters received by the Norton family,
Date(s): 1830-1920.
Quantity: 1 collection (6 boxes (2.5 linear ft.)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Abstract: Letters from various persons to the family members of Charles Eliot Norton, including his mother, wife, sisters, and his children.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

Presented by various members of the Norton family; received: 1914-1949.

Processing Information:

Recataloged from MS Am 9028.

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Conditions Governing Use:

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Preferred Citation for Publication:

Letters Received by the Norton Family, 1830-1920 (MS Am 1088.1). Houghton Library, Harvard University.

Biographical / Historical

Charles Eliot Norton was an American author, editor, and teacher. He was a professor of the history of fine arts at Harvard. Catherine Eliot Norton (1793-1879) was his mother, Sara Norton (1864-1922) and Elizabeth Gaskell Norton (b.1866) were his daughters, and Margaret Palmer (Meyer) Norton was the wife of his son, Eliot Norton (1863-1932).


Organized into the following series: Arranged alphabetically within each series by name of correspondent.

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