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COLLECTION Identifier: MS Am 1088.8

Charles Eliot Norton miscellaneous correspondence


Correspondence of American author, editor, and teacher Charles Eliot Norton.


  • Creation: 1849-1908

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.


.5 linear feet (1 box)

Letters from Norton to various correspondents, including several to Nathan Haskell Dole, Sir Arthur Helps, and John Henry Wright. Also includes one typescript and one letter to Norton from Francis Parkman.

Biographical / Historical

Norton was an American author, editor, and teacher. He was co-editor of the North American Review from 1864 to 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 correspondent.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Received from various sources at various times.

Norton, Charles Eliot, 1827-1908. Charles Eliot Norton miscellaneous correspondence, 1849-1908: Guide.
Houghton Library, Harvard College Library
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Repository Details

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