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COLLECTION Identifier: MS Eng 944

Joanna Baillie letters to Andrews Norton,

Letters to American author and Harvard University professor Andrews Norton from Scottish poet and dramatist Joanna Baillie about poetry and publishing.


  • 1827-1850.

Language of Materials

Collection materials are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material. Collection is open for research.


1 collection (1 volume (.16 linear ft.))

Includes 39 autograph letters from Baillie to Norton concerning poetry and her works which he wished to publish in America.

Biographical / Historical

Baillie was a Scottish poet and dramatist. Norton (1786-1853) graduated from Harvard College in 1804, taught sacred literature as a professor, and authored numerous works on religious topics.


Arranged chronologically.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

54M-150. Purchased from Mrs. Rose Carhart Cheeseman, 1167 South Roxbury Drive, Los Angeles 35, California; received: 1954 November 9.
Baillie, Joanna, 1762-1851. Joanna Baillie letters to Andrews Norton, 1827-1850: Guide.
Houghton Library, Harvard College Library

Repository Details

Part of the Houghton Library Repository

Houghton Library is Harvard College's principal repository for rare books and manuscripts, literary and performing arts archives, and more. The library's holdings of primary source material are managed by an expert staff and shared with scholars, students and the public in the reading room.

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