Grace Norton lecture notes on French art and literature
Manuscript lecture notes on French history, literature and art by American scholar, Grace Norton.
- 1892 and undated
Language of Materials
Collection materials are in French and English.
Conditions Governing Access
There are no restrictions on physical access to this material. Collection is open for research.
This collection is not housed at the Houghton Library but is shelved offsite at the Harvard Depository. Retrieval requires advance notice. Readers should check with Houghton Public Services staff to determine what material is offsite and retrieval policies and times.
Extent1 linear feet (2 boxes)
Includes autograph manuscript notes and essays for lectures and/or books. All on topic of French literature, history, and art. Titles for notes were taken from envelopes or covers, in the hand of Grace Norton. A few items include annotations by Norton from a later date explaining what the notes were from.
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.
Arranged alphabetically by title.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
52M-300. Gift of Ernest R. Green; received: 1953.
This collection is shelved offsite at the Harvard Depository. See access restrictions below for additional information.
Processed by: Bonnie B. Salt
- Norton, Grace, 1834-1926. Grace Norton lecture notes on French art and literature, 1892 and undated: Guide.
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