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MS Am 1088.5

Norton, Charles Eliot, 1827-1908. Charles Eliot Norton miscellaneous papers: Guide.

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Last updated on 2011 March 29

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University
Location: b
Call No.: MS Am 1088.5
Creator: Norton, Charles Eliot, 1827-1908.
Title: Charles Eliot Norton miscellaneous papers,
Date(s): ca. 1825-1923.
Quantity: 17 boxes (5.5 linear ft.)
Abstract: Miscellaneous papers relating to American author, editor, and professor of fine arts at Harvard, Charles Eliot Norton. Materials are unprocessed.

Processing Information:

Materials have been briefly described in bulk, but full cataloging has not been done. This box list was compiled by James Turner, 1984 May 1. When these materials are fully cataloged, the order of the materials will change.

Acquisition Information:

Gift of the Norton family, 1914-1940.
Recataloged from MS Am 9028.

Access Restrictions:

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material.

Use Restrictions:

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Preferred Citation for Publication:

Charles Eliot Norton Miscellaneous Papers (MS Am 1008.5). Houghton Library, Harvard University.

Historical Note

Norton was an American author, editor, and teacher. He was professor of the history of fine arts at Harvard (1874-1898) with a special interest in the study and translation of Dante.


Materials are arranged as received in repository.

Scope and Content

Papers include: appointment books, autograph collection, clippings, commonplace books, correspondence, daguerreotypes, diaries, journals, financial records, lecture notes, letters of condolence, notebooks, obituaries, passport, photographs, poems, reviews, speeches, teaching materials, and other materials.

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