Charles Eliot Norton additional papers
Additional papers of American scholar and Harvard professor, Charles Eliot Norton.
Language of Materials
Collection materials are in English, Latin, and German.
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There are no restrictions on physical access to this material.
Extent2 linear feet (3 boxes and 6 volumes)
Includes: Norton's autograph manuscript drafts for essays, articles, lectures, and speeches, many later published in the North American Review; a record book listing miscellany concerning the publishing of the North American Review, 1863-1868; autograph notes for Norton's various research interests, especially Cluny, Dante, John Donne, and many others; transcript summaries of lecture notes from Fine Arts 3, 1897-1898; and diplomas and awards given to honor Norton. Also includes some Norton-related materials that were given to him and later were donated to the Harvard College Library; and some items not located during the recataloging of this collection.
Biographical / Historical
Born in Cambridge, Massachusetts, Norton was an American scholar and teacher (Harvard AB 1846). He was a professor of the history of art at Harvard University from 1874–1898, co-edited the North American Review (1864–68), and was one of the founders of the journal the Nation (1865). Norton also wrote on art and edited collections of poetry, notably that of John Donne (1895–1905). He is best known for his prose translation of Dante's The Divine Comedy (1891–1892).
Organized into the following series:
- I. Compositions and notes by Charles Eliot Norton
- II. Biographical miscellany concerning Charles Eliot Norton
- III. Charles Eliot Norton related materials
- IV. Materials not located from Treasure Room (September 2006)
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Immediate Source of Acquisition
No accession number. Materials have been recataloged from a portion of the Norton Collection, formerly part of the Treasure Room of Widener Library. See items below for specific acquisition information.
Processed by: Bonnie B. Salt
- Norton, Charles Eliot, 1827-1908. Charles Eliot Norton additional papers, 1851-1922: Guide.
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