Norton, Charles Eliot, 1827-1908

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Birth 1827-11-16
Death 1908-10-21
Americans
English, Latin, German

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Charles Eliot Norton was an American author, editor, and teacher. He was a professor of the history of fine arts at Harvard. Eliot Norton was his son.

From the guide to the Charles Eliot Norton letters to Eliot Norton, 1867-1908., (Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University)

American author, editor, and educator.

From the description of Letter to Edwin D. Mead [manuscript], 1881 May 30. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647814472

Lane was the Librarian of Harvard University.

From the description of Correspondence : with William Coolidge Lane, 1905-1906. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 612841968

Organized in the following series: I. Letters by C.E. Norton to others (8 boxes); II. Letters by C.E. Norton to his family (2 boxes); III. Letters by C.E. Norton to miscellaneous others (1 box); and IV. Norton family letters (3 boxes).

From the description of Letters, ca. 1830-1908. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 612779011

Norton was an American author, editor, and teacher. He was a professor of the History of Fine Arts at Harvard. Welsh was the editor of Maria Edgeworth's Tales that never die.

From the description of Correspondence with Charles Welsh, 1907-1908. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 80709698

From the guide to the Correspondence with Charles Welsh, 1907-1908., (Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University)

Norton was an American author, editor, and teacher. He was a professor of the history of Fine Arts at Harvard.

From the description of Letters to Eliot Norton, 1867-1908. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 612369082

American author, editor and educator.

From the description of Letter to Madame Rogé (Charlotte Fiske Bates) [manuscript], 1907 February 22. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647805141

Norton was an American author, editor, and teacher. He was co-editor of the North American Review (1864-1868) and helped found the political review The Nation in 1865. He was professor of the history of fine arts at Harvard.

From the guide to the Letters to Charles Eliot Norton and other papers, 1702-1952., (Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University)

Author, editor, educator.

From the description of Letters of Charles Eliot Norton [manuscript] 1885, 1904. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647935823

Norton graduated from Harvard in 1846, taught French and fine arts at Harvard and served as Overseer.

From the description of Papers of Charles Eliot Norton, 1859-1907 (inclusive). (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 62525648

From the description of Papers of Charles Eliot Norton, 1859-1907 (inclusive). (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 249198879

Charles Eliot Norton was an American educator, scholar, translator, editor, and critic. An active social reformer and strong advocate of the arts, Norton taught at Harvard and Radcliffe College. His special interests were Classical Greek and Italian Renaissance art, and Dante. He was instrumental in preserving the legacy of the American Romantic authors.

From the description of Charles Eliot Norton letter to Henry Phillips, 1881 Feb. 19. (Pennsylvania State University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 52075152

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).

From the description of Charles Eliot Norton additional papers, 1851-1922. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 612855712

Teacher and art historian.

From the description of Letter, 1897 Dec. 28, Cambridge, to Bliss Carman, New York. (Boston Athenaeum). WorldCat record id: 170925561

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).

From the guide to the Charles Eliot Norton additional papers, 1851-1922., (Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University)

Norton was an American author, editor, and teacher. He was a professor of the history of fine arts at Harvard.

From the description of Charles Eliot Norton miscellaneous papers, ca. 1825-1923. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 612742493

Norton was an American author, editor, and teacher. He was co-editor of the North American Review from 1864 to 1868 and helped found the political review The Nation in 1865. He was professor of the History of Fine Arts at Harvard.

From the description of Miscellaneous correspondence, 1849-1908. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 83426449

From the guide to the Miscellaneous correspondence, 1849-1908., (Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University)

Norton was an American author, editor, and teacher. He was coeditor of the North American Review from 1864 to 1868 and helped found the political review, The Nation in 1865. He was professor of the history of fine arts at Harvard.

From the guide to the Charles Eliot Norton papers, ca.1845-1908., (Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University)

Norton was a man of letters, a Harvard University professor and, from 1852-1864, a trustee of the Boston Athenaeum.

From the description of Letter : Shady Hill, Cambridge [Mass.], to Mr. Sumner, 1863 Feb. 28. (Boston Athenaeum). WorldCat record id: 213434919

Norton was an American author, editor, and teacher. He graduated from Harvard in 1846, and started in business with an East Indian trading firm in Boston, traveling to India in 1849. He was coeditor of the North American Review from 1864 to 1868 and helped found the political review, The Nation in 1865. He was professor of the history of fine arts at Harvard.

From the description of Account books and business papers, 1848-1855. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 612809499

American scholar.

From the description of Letter, [ca. 1890] April 8, to William Sloane Kennedy. (Boston Athenaeum). WorldCat record id: 184904903

Editor, author, teacher.

From the description of Papers of Charles Eliot Norton [manuscript], 1902-1908. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647813290

American author.

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Cambridge, to W.L. Stone, 1867 Jan. 15. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270609876

From the description of Autograph letter signed : London, to George Crabbe, 1883 July 8. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 605995858

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Cambridge, 1885 Nov. 23. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270609878

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Boston, to Messrs. Bartlett & Welford, booksellers in New York, 1848 Feb. 5. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270609811

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Shady Hill [Cambridge, Mass.], to Mrs. Joan Ruskin Agnew Severn, 1904 Mar. 25. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270610825

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Cambridge, Mass., to Sydney Carlyle Cockerell, 1892 Apr. 7. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270609875

From the description of Autograph verses signed : Shady Hill, 1894 Feb. 6. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270612355

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Lugano, to George Crabbe, 1883 July 8. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270611524

From the description of Autograph letter signed : to J. Gilder, 1889 Feb. 22. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270610899

From the description of Autograph letters signed, mostly with intiials (11) : Shady Hill, Cambridge, and Ashfield, to John [W. Field] (10) and his wife (1), 1873 Sept. 28-1887 Mar. 6. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270611586

From the description of Autograph letter signed : to Horace Greeley, 1865 Jan. 24. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270610897

American author, social critic and professor of art.

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Liverpool, to Joan Severn, 1900 July 5. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 764728301

Norton was a Harvard University professor of art and noted American writer. Tyler was an Amherst College professor of Latin and Greek.

From the description of [Letter] 1890 Oct. 23, Cambridge [to] W. S. Tyler / C. E. Norton. (Smith College). WorldCat record id: 300002484

Norton was an American author, editor, and teacher. He was professor of the history of fine arts at Harvard (1874-1898) with a special interest in the study and translation of Dante.

From the description of Charles Eliot Norton papers, ca. 1845-1908. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 612245248

From the description of Compositions, 1862-1863. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 80044051

From the guide to the Charles Eliot Norton miscellaneous papers, ca. 1825-1923., (Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University)

From the guide to the Compositions, 1862-1863., (Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University)

Massachusetts editor, author, and educator.

Although poor health disqualified Charles Eliot Norton from army service during the Civil War, he was a staunch supporter of the Northern cause and wrote articles for the Atlantic Monthly promoting patriotism and service. In Jan. 1863 he was appointed editor of the New England Loyal Publication Society, whose purpose was to print broadsides intended to influence public opinion on such topics as Negro citizenship, government security, and financing the war.

From the description of Letter : Georgetown, D.C., to [Catharine Eliot Norton], 1862 Feb. 28. (Newberry Library). WorldCat record id: 47662250

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