Letters to Lucy Allen Paton, 1905-1925.
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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 appe...
Lucy Allen Paton (1865-1951), medievalist and biographer, graduated from Radcliffe College. She received her A.B. (1892), A.M. (1894), and was one of the first to receive the Ph.D (1902). Among her publications was Elizabeth Cary Agassiz: A Biography (1919), and a number of articles about, and editions of, Arthurian mythology. She taught school (1889-1904)and edited the Radcliffe war reports in the Radcliffe Quarterly, 1917-1919, including a report on the war efforts of every alumna. She settled...