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MS Am 2797

Norton, Grace, 1834-1926. Grace Norton lecture notes on French art and literature, 1892 and undated: Guide.

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Descriptive Summary

Location: Harvard Depository
Call No.: MS Am 2797
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Norton, Grace, 1834-1926.
Title: Grace Norton lecture notes on French art and literature,
Date(s): 1892 and undated.
Quantity: 1 collection (2 boxes (1 linear ft.)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in French and English.
Abstract: Manuscript lecture notes on French history, literature and art by American scholar, Grace Norton.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

52M-300. Gift of Ernest R. Green; received: 1953.

Processing Information:

Processed by: Bonnie B. Salt

Conditions Governing Access:

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material. Collection is open for research.
This collection is not housed at the Houghton Library but is shelved offsite at the Harvard Depository. Retrieval requires advance notice. Readers should check with Houghton Public Services staff to determine what material is offsite and retrieval policies and times.

Preferred Citation for Publication:

Grace Norton Lecture Notes on French Art and Literature, 1892 and undated (MS Am 2797). Houghton Library, Harvard University.

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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.


Arranged alphabetically by title.

Scope and Contents

Includes autograph manuscript notes and essays for lectures and/or books. All on topic of French literature, history, and art. Titles for notes were taken from envelopes or covers, in the hand of Grace Norton. A few items include annotations by Norton from a later date explaining what the notes were from.


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