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MS Am 2556

Norton, Grace,1834-1926. Grace Norton portfolio of Nation articles, 1884-1899: Guide.

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Descriptive Summary

Location: b
Call No.: MS Am 2556
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Norton, Grace,1834-1926.
Title: Grace Norton portfolio of Nation articles,
Date(s): 1884-1899.
Quantity: 1 collection (.5 linear feet (1 box)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Abstract: Letters, clippings, and drafts concerning articles published in the Nation by American author, Grace Norton.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

47M-300. Gift of Miss Lucy A. Paton, Hotel Vendome, Boston, Massachusetts; received: 1948 April 22.

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Processed by: Bonnie B. Salt

Conditions Governing Access:

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material.

Preferred Citation for Publication:

Grace Norton Portfolio of Nation Articles, 1884-1899 (MS Am 2556). Houghton Library, Harvard University.

Biographical / Historical

Grace Norton (1834-1926) was born in Cambridge, Massachusetts, the daughter of Andrew Norton and Catherine Eliot Norton, and the sister of American author and Harvard professor, Charles Eliot Norton. She was privately educated in Cambridge, and developed a great love for the literature of France, especially that of the French essayist, Montaigne. Norton became a Montaigne expert, translating, writing, and lecturing on his works, as well as those of other French authors. Many of her articles appeared in World Literature, Nation, and other publications.


This 'portfolio' of materials was assembled by Grace Norton. The materials were received loose within a portfolio cover. The cover was removed, but the arrangement kept as received, chronological by article's publication date.

Scope and Contents

Primarily clippings of articles and book reviews written by Grace Norton and published in the Nation, often anonymously or under a pseudonym. Includes notes and drafts by Norton, letters and notes with comments from Wendell Phillips Garrison, and other Nation editors and readers.

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