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COLLECTION Identifier: MS Am 2556

Grace Norton portfolio of Nation articles


Letters, clippings, and drafts concerning articles published in the Nation by American author, Grace Norton.


  • 1884-1899

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)
Primarily clippings of articles and book reviews written by Grace Norton and published in the Nation, often anonymously or under a pseudonym. Includes notes and drafts by Norton, letters and notes with comments from Wendell Phillips Garrison, and other Nation editors and readers.

Biographical / Historical

Grace Norton (1834-1926) was born in Cambridge, Massachusetts, the daughter of Andrew Norton and Catherine Eliot Norton, and the sister of American author and Harvard professor, Charles Eliot Norton. She was privately educated in Cambridge, and developed a great love for the literature of France, especially that of the French essayist, Montaigne. Norton became a Montaigne expert, translating, writing, and lecturing on his works, as well as those of other French authors. Many of her articles appeared in World Literature, Nation, and other publications.


This 'portfolio' of materials was assembled by Grace Norton. The materials were received loose within a portfolio cover. The cover was removed, but the arrangement kept as received, chronological by article's publication date.

Physical Location


Immediate Source of Acquisition

47M-300. Gift of Miss Lucy A. Paton, Hotel Vendome, Boston, Massachusetts; received: 1948 April 22.

Processing Information

Processed by: Bonnie B. Salt
Link to catalog
Norton, Grace,1834-1926. Grace Norton portfolio of Nation articles, 1884-1899: Guide.
Houghton Library, Harvard College Library
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