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COLLECTION Identifier: MS Am 183.34

James Russell Lowell letters to the Norton family

Letters of a personal and social nature from American author James Russell Lowell to Norton and Sedgwick family members.


  • 1844-1889

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 of a personal and social nature to Jane, Grace and Sarah Norton, and Sara and Theodora Sedgwick, as well as a few poems by Lowell.

Biographical / Historical

Lowell was an American author, poet, editor, teacher, and diplomat.

Physical Location


Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Miss Elizabeth G. Norton; received: 1939March 11.
Lowell, James Russell, 1819-1891. James Russell Lowell letters to the Norton family, 1844-1889: 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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