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COLLECTION Identifier: MS Am 1088.5

Charles Eliot Norton miscellaneous papers


Miscellaneous papers relating to American author, editor, and professor of fine arts at Harvard, Charles Eliot Norton. Materials are unprocessed.


  • 1825-1923

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5.5 linear feet (17 boxes)

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.

Biographical / Historical

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.

Physical Location


Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of the Norton family, 1914-1940.

Recataloged from MS Am 9028.

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.

Norton, Charles Eliot, 1827-1908. Charles Eliot Norton miscellaneous papers: Guide.
Houghton Library, Harvard College Library
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Repository Details

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