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MS Am 1193-1193.3

Norton, Elizabeth Gaskell, 1866-. Elizabeth Gaskell Norton and Sara Norton papers, 1867-1948: Guide.

Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University


Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138 USA

© President and Fellows of Harvard College

Descriptive Summary

Location: b
Call No.: MS Am 1193-1193.3
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Norton, Elizabeth Gaskell,1866-.
Title: Elizabeth Gaskell Norton and Sara Norton papers,
Date(s): 1867-1948 (inclusive),
Date(s): 1880-1946 (bulk).
Quantity: 1 collection (2 linear feet (5 boxes and 3 volumes)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Abstract: Letters and other documents of Elizabeth and Sarah Norton, the daughters of Harvard professor Charles Eliot Norton.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

50M-49. Gift of Elizabeth Gaskell Norton; received: 1950.

Conditions Governing Access:

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material. Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use:

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Preferred Citation for Publication:

Elizabeth Gaskell Norton and Sara Norton Papers, 1867-1948 (MS Am 1193-1193.3). Houghton Library, Harvard University.

Biographical / Historical

Daughters of Charles Eliot Norton (1827-1908), editor, literary scholar, and professor of fine arts at Harvard, Sara edited a published edition of her father's letters.


Scope and Contents

Chiefly letters to the Norton sisters; also albums compiled and annotated by Sara Norton that contain letters (many to Charles Eliot Norton), clippings, and printed material reflecting the family's social life at Shady Hill, their home in Cambridge, and at Ashfield, their summer home in western Massachusetts; and a family photograph album. Major correspondents with Elizabeth include Henry James, James Russell Lowell and Edith Wharton. Most of the letters to Sara concern her edition of the Letters of Charles Eliot Norton.

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