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COLLECTION Identifier: MS Am 2034

Letters to Charles Eliot Norton and other papers


Letters from famous literary, cultural, and political figures, some of them addressed to Charles Eliot Norton.


  • Creation: 1702-1952

Language of Materials

Collection materials are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material.


1 linear feet (2 boxes)

An autograph collection of letters from famous literary, cultural, and political figures, some of which are addressed to Charles Eliot Norton. Others are addressed to a variety of correspondents. Also includes cut signatures, books, pamphlets, clippings and other printed material.

Biographical / Historical

Norton was an American author, editor, and teacher. He was co-editor of the North American Review (1864-1868) and helped found the political review The Nation in 1865. He was professor of the history of fine arts at Harvard.


Arranged alphabetically by author.

Physical Location


Immediate Source of Acquisition

*86M-26. Gift ofMrs. Donald Starr 198 Beacon Street, Boston, Massachusetts 02116 through Miss Dinah Starr, 15 Scottfield Road, Allston Massachusetts 02134; received: 1987 13 Mar and 19 May.

Norton, Charles Eliot, 1827-1908, recipient. Letters to Charles Eliot Norton and other papers: Guide.
Houghton Library, Harvard College Library
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