Norcross, Grenville Howland, 1854-1937

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Grenville Howland Norcross (1854-1937), one of eight children of Otis Norcross (1811-1882) and Lucy Ann (Lane) Norcross (1816-1916), was born on 2 February 1854 in Boston, Mass. After graduating from Harvard University in 1875, Grenville acquired his Harvard law degree in 1879 and practiced law in Boston for many years. He was active in numerous historical and literary organizations, including the New England Historic and Genealogical Society, the Massachusetts Historical Society, the American Antiquarian Society, the Bostonian Society (serving as its president, 1911-1932), the Club of Odd Volumes, St. Botolph Club, and the Harvard Club. Grenville died, unmarried, on 12 February 1937 in Boston.

From the description of Diaries, 1860-1876; 1911-1937. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 207161291

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referencedIn Harvard University. General information about Harvard curriculum in 1871-1872. Harvard University Archives.
referencedIn Clapp, William Warland, Jr., 1826-1891. Correspondence, 1790-1891 (bulk 1840-1891) Houghton Library
referencedIn Houghton Mifflin Company contracts, 1831-1979 (inclusive) 1880-1940 (bulk). Houghton Library
referencedIn Collection concerning songs and ballads, 1777-1940 Houghton Library
creatorOf Warren, John Collins, 1842-1927. John Collins Warren additions, 1842-1929. Massachusetts Historical Society
creatorOf Beacon Club Stable Association. Records, 1866-1914. Massachusetts Historical Society
referencedIn Norcross family. Collection of photocopied papers relating to Norcross family estate, 1888-1897. Concord Free Public Library, Special Collection
referencedIn Charles Eliot Norton papers Houghton Library
referencedIn Emerson family correspondence, ca. 1725-1900. Houghton Library
referencedIn Houghton Library. Houghton Library printed book provenance file, L-Q. 1942. Houghton Library
referencedIn Correspondence with Henry Adams, 1861-1920. Houghton Library
referencedIn Joanna Southcott papers, 1807-1823. Houghton Library
creatorOf Willcock, John, 1853-1931. Sermon : manuscript, 1927. Houghton Library
creatorOf Norcross, Grenville H., 1854-1937. Grenville H. Norcross autograph collection, 1489-1937. Massachusetts Historical Society
creatorOf Norcross, Grenville Howland, 1854-1937. Diaries, 1860-1876; 1911-1937. American Antiquarian Society
creatorOf Southcott, Joanna, 1750-1814. Joanna Southcott papers, 1807-1823. Houghton Library
referencedIn Harvard University Archives Photograph Collection: Portraits, ca. 1852-ca. 2004 Harvard University Archives.
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associatedWith Adams, Abigail, 1744-1818. person
associatedWith Adams, Brooks, 1848-1927 person
associatedWith Adams, John, 1735-1826. person
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associatedWith Emerson family. family
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associatedWith Fillmore, Millard, 1800-1874. person
associatedWith Franklin, Benjamin, 1706-1790. person
associatedWith Garfield, James A. (James Abram), 1831-1881. person
associatedWith Garrison, William Lloyd, 1805-1879. person
associatedWith Grant, Ulysses S. (Ulysses Simpson), 1822-1885. person
associatedWith Hale, Edward Everett, 1822-1909. person
associatedWith Hamilton, Alexander, 1757-1804. person
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associatedWith Higginson, Thomas Wentworth, 1823-1911. person
associatedWith Holmes, Oliver Wendell, 1809-1894. person
associatedWith Homer, Winslow, 1836-1910. person
associatedWith Hoover, Herbert, 1874-1964. person
associatedWith Houghton Library. person
associatedWith Houghton Mifflin Company. corporateBody
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associatedWith Johnson, Andrew, 1808-1875. person
associatedWith Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865. person
associatedWith Madison, James, 1751-1836. person
associatedWith Monroe, James, 1758-1831. person
associatedWith Norcross family. family
associatedWith Norton, Charles Eliot, 1827-1908 person
associatedWith Paine, Thomas, 1737-1809. person
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associatedWith Polk, James K. (James Knox), 1795-1849. person
associatedWith Quincy, Josiah, 1772-1864. person
associatedWith Revere, Paul, 1735-1818. person
associatedWith Roosevelt, Franklin D. (Franklin Delano), 1882-1945. person
associatedWith Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919. person
associatedWith Southcott, Joanna, 1750-1814. person
associatedWith Sumner, Charles, 1811-1874. person
associatedWith Taft, William H. (William Howard), 1857-1930. person
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associatedWith Van Buren, Martin, 1782-1862. person
associatedWith Warren, John Collins, 1842-1927. person
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associatedWith Webster, Daniel, 1782-1852. person
associatedWith Willcock, John, 1853-1931. person
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Great Britain
United States
Boston (Mass.)
Books and reading
Collectors and collecting
Manners and customs


Birth 1854

Death 1937



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