Norton, Grace, 1834-1926

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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.

From the description of Grace Norton portfolio of Nation articles, 1884-1899. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 612808674

From the guide to the Grace Norton lecture notes on French art and literature, 1892 and undated., (Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University)

From the guide to the Grace Norton portfolio of, Nation, articles, 1884-1899., (Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University)

Author and lecturer.

From the description of Papers, ca.1898. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 232006771

American author; sister of Charles Eliot Norton.

From the description of Autograph letter signed : [n.p.], to Mrs. John W. Field, 1887 Mar. 3. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270610563

Norton was an American literary scholar who studied 16th-19th-century French art and literature.

From the description of Papers, 1898-1912. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 122357328

From the guide to the Papers, 1898-1912., (Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University)

Norton was an author of Cambridge, Mass. who wrote on the French essayist, Montaigne. Paton was an historian.

From the description of Letters to Lucy Allen Paton, 1905-1925. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 612367092

Grace Norton was born in Cambridge, Massachusetts, the daughter of Andrew and Catherine (Eliot) Norton. She was privately educated in Cambridge, and developed a great love for the literature of France. She became a great student of Montaigne, translating and discussing his works, as well as those of other French authors. Some of her articles appeared in "World Literature."

As a lecturer she was well known. We have received her lecture notes for the series of lectures on "Society in France during the 17th and 18th centuries," as well as those for a second series on other French personages in the literary field.

She was author of:

Studies in Montaigne, 1904 Early Writings of Montaigne and Other Papers, 1904. Le Plutarque de Montaigne, comp. and ed. 1906. The Influence of Montaigne. The Spirit of Montaigne, 1908.

She died in Cambridge, May 5, 1926. See also: Who Was Who .

From the guide to the Papers, ca. 1898, (Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute)

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referencedIn Letters from Wendell Phillips Garrison, 1865-1906. Houghton Library
creatorOf Norton, Grace, 1834-1926. Letters to Lucy Allen Paton, 1905-1925. Houghton Library
referencedIn Fogg Art Museum. Archives of the Fogg Art Museum, 1895-1985 (inclusive). Harvard University Art Museum
referencedIn Norton, Grace. Letters to Horace Howard Furness, [1903], n.d. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
referencedIn Elizabeth Gaskell Norton and Sara Norton papers, 1867-1948 (inclusive), 1880-1946 (bulk). Houghton Library
referencedIn Palfrey family papers, 1713-1915 Houghton Library
referencedIn John Jay Chapman papers, 1841-1940. Houghton Library
referencedIn Moore, Charles Herbert, 1840-1930. Papers, 1894-1910. Harvard University Art Museum
referencedIn James, William, 1842-1910. Papers, 1803-1941 (bulk: 1862-1910) Houghton Library
referencedIn Brooks, John Graham, 1846-1938. Papers of John Graham Brooks, 1845-1938 (bulk 1900-1938). Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America‏
referencedIn Charles Eliot Norton additional papers, 1851-1922. Houghton Library
referencedIn Hand, Learned, 1872-1961. Papers, 1840-1961 Harvard Law School Library, Harvard University.
creatorOf Papers, 1898-1912. Houghton Library
referencedIn Brooks, Helen Lawrence Appleton, 1846-1938. Papers, 1822-1985 (inclusive). Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America‏
referencedIn Rogers, Bruce, 1870-1957. Autograph letter signed : Cambridge, to Henry Watson Kent, 1918 Apr. 16. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Norton family,. Letters received by the Norton family, 1830-1920. Houghton Library
referencedIn James Russell Lowell papers, 1835-1919. Houghton Library
referencedIn Sarah Orne Jewett correspondence, 1861-1930. Houghton Library
referencedIn Pease, Arthur Stanley, 1881-1964. Correspondence and compositions, 1870-1963 Houghton Library
creatorOf Grace Norton lecture notes on French art and literature, 1892 and undated. Houghton Library
referencedIn John Jay Chapman papers, 1841-1940. Houghton Library
referencedIn Wendell family papers, 1620-1921 Houghton Library
referencedIn William James correspondence, 1856-1910. Houghton Library
referencedIn Papers, 1822-1985 Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America‏
creatorOf Norton, Grace, 1834-1926. Autograph letter signed : [n.p.], to Mrs. John W. Field, 1887 Mar. 3. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Harold J. Laski collection, 1918-1946 Syracuse University. Library. Special Collections Research Center
referencedIn Edward Sanford Martin correspondence and compositions, 1882-1939 (inclusive), 1900-1938 (bulk). Houghton Library
creatorOf James, Henry, 1843-1916. Papers of Henry James [manuscript], 1876-1915, 1930-1939. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Chapman, John Jay, 1862-1933. Additional papers, 1841-1940 Houghton Library
referencedIn Charles Eliot Norton letters to Eliot Norton, 1867-1908. Houghton Library
referencedIn Twisleton-Dwight-Parkman-Vaughan family papers, ca. 1800-1900 Houghton Library
creatorOf Papers, ca. 1898 Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America‏
referencedIn Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth, 1807-1882. Letters to Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, 1761-1904 (bulk 1820-1888) Houghton Library
referencedIn William James Jr. papers, 1857-1960 (inclusive), 1911-1959 (bulk). Houghton Library
creatorOf Norton, Grace, 1834-1926. Papers, 1898-1912. Houghton Library
referencedIn Letters to Catherine Eliot Norton and Grace Norton, 1847-1898 and undated. Houghton Library
creatorOf Cleveland, Sarah Perkins, 1818-1893. Letters to Catherine Eliot Norton and Grace Norton, 1847-1898 and undated. Houghton Library
creatorOf Norton, Charles Eliot, 1827-1908. Letters to Eliot Norton, 1867-1908. Houghton Library
referencedIn Houghton Library. Houghton Library printed book provenance file, L-Q. 1942. Houghton Library
creatorOf Norton, Grace, 1834-1926. Papers, ca.1898. Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America‏
referencedIn Houghton Mifflin Company contracts, 1831-1979 (inclusive) 1880-1940 (bulk). Houghton Library
referencedIn Autograph File, N, 1686-1975. Houghton Library
creatorOf James, Henry, 1843-1916. Correspondence and journals of Henry James Jr., 1855-1916. Houghton Library
creatorOf Grace Norton portfolio of, Nation, articles, 1884-1899. Houghton Library
creatorOf Lowell, James Russell, 1819-1891. Letters to the Norton family, 1844-1889. Houghton Library
referencedIn Autograph File, N, 1686-1975. Houghton Library
creatorOf Norton, Grace, 1834-1926. Grace Norton portfolio of Nation articles, 1884-1899. Houghton Library
referencedIn Howe, M. A. De Wolfe (Mark Antony De Wolfe), 1864-1960. Additional papers, 1880-1959 Houghton Library
referencedIn Norton, Charles Eliot, 1827-1908. Papers, ca.1845-1908 Houghton Library
referencedIn Papers of John Graham Brooks, 1805-1938 (bulk 1900-1938) Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America‏
referencedIn Sachs, Paul J. (Paul Joseph), 1878-1965. Papers, 1903-2005 Harvard Art Museums. Archives
referencedIn Thayer, William Roscoe, 1859-1923. Papers, 1762-1927 (bulk 1872-1921) Houghton Library
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associatedWith Cremin, Robert, Mrs, person
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correspondedWith James, William, 1842-1910 person
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associatedWith Judge Lawrence G. Brooks person
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correspondedWith Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth, 1807-1882 person
associatedWith Lowell, James Russell, 1819-1891. person
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associatedWith Montaigne, Michel de, 1533-1592. person
associatedWith Moore, Charles Herbert, 1840-1930. person
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correspondedWith Norton, Elizabeth Gaskell, 1866- person
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associatedWith Raymond of Sabunde person
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correspondedWith Thayer, William Roscoe, 1859-1923 person
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Place Name Admin Code Country
France
France
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French literature--16th century
French literature 18th century
French literature
American literature--20th century
American literature--19th century
French literature To 1500
French literature--17th century
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Authors
Lecturers
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Birth 1834-04-07

Death 1926-05-05

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