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COLLECTION Identifier: MS Am 1088.12

Condolences on the death of Charles Eliot Norton sent to Sara Norton


Letters of condolence on the death of American scholar Charles Eliot Norton.


  • Creation: 1908-1909

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.


.33 linear feet (1 box)

Contains letters and cards of condolence, as well as telegrams, cables, funeral arrangements and obituaries related to the death of Charles Eliot Norton. Includes letters from Charles Francis Adams, Edward Waldo Emerson, Ferris Greenslet, Thomas Wentworth Higginson and Francis Greenwood Peabody.

Biographical / Historical

Sara Norton was the daughter of Charles Eliot Norton, editor, literary scholar, and professor of Fine Arts at Harvard. She later edited a published edition of her father's letters.

Physical Location


Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donor unknown; received: 1948.

Norton, Sara, b. 1864, recipient. Condolences on the death of Charles Eliot Norton sent to Sara Norton, 1908-1909: Guide.
Houghton Library, Harvard College Library
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Repository Details

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