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COLLECTION Identifier: MS Am 1088.13

Charles Eliot Norton letters to Eliot Norton


Letters from the American author Charles Eliot Norton to his son Eliot Norton.


  • 1867-1908

Language of Materials

Collection materials are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material.


.5 linear feet (1 box)

Letters from Charles Eliot and Grace Norton to Eliot Norton and his wife Margaret Norton, some pertain to a trip to England.

Biographical / Historical

Charles Eliot Norton was an American author, editor, and teacher. He was a professor of the history of fine arts at Harvard. Eliot Norton was his son.


Arranged chronologically.

Physical Location


Immediate Source of Acquisition

60M-34. Gift of Charles Eliot Norton, P.O. Box 27, Keswick, Virginia; received: 1960.

Norton, Charles Eliot, 1827-1908. Charles Eliot Norton letters to Eliot Norton, 1867-1908: Guide.
Houghton Library, Harvard College Library
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