A Guide to the Charles Eliot Norton Collection Norton, Charles Eliot. 8381

A Guide to the Charles Eliot Norton Collection

A Collection in the
Clifton Waller Barrett Library of American Literature
Accession number 8381


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Collection Number
Charles Eliot Norton Collection 1851
Shelf Location/Location/Storage

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

Collection is open to research.

Use Restrictions

See the University of Virginia Library’s use policy.

Preferred Citation

Charles Eliot Norton Collection, Accession 8381, Special Collections Department, University of Virginia Library

Acquisition Information

Deposit [ 1963 Dec 17] [ 1966 Sep 12]

Funding Note

Funded in part by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities

Item Listing

  • Preface, "Lectures and Fragments of Lectures by James Russell Lowell" by Charles Eliot Norton
    n. d.
    TMsS, 4 p.

    [Includes author's corrections and addition.] (Bound volume also contains essay "Humor, wit, and fun" and engraving and print of Charles Eliot Norton)

  • Essay, " Humor, wit, and fun" by James Russell Lowell
    n. d.
    TMsS, 24 p.

    [Includes autograph corrections by Charles Eliot Norton. ]

  • Charles Eliot Nortonto Charles E. Guild
    1851 Aug 31
    ALS, 5 p.

    [Regards Longfellow and other friends.]

  • Charles Eliot Nortonto unknown
    1859 Apr 22
    ALS, 2 p.

    [Thanks correspondent for information pertaining to his Eliotancestors; says a witch jury-man is of special interest; wishes to borrow the Eliot familyprinted genealogy.]

  • Charles Eliot Nortonto unknown
    1866 Apr 17
    ALS, 1 p.

    [Refers to a letter by the correspondent which appeared in The North American Review; mentions that [George] Bancroftfled the country on the mere report of the letter's appearance.]

  • Charles Eliot Nortonto unknown
    1877 Jul 3
    ALS, 1 p.

    [Informs correspondent that he was chosen to be a member of the Saturday Club. ]

  • Charles Eliot Nortonto Houghton, Mifflin & Co.
    1883 May 7
    ALS, 2 p.

    [Expresses thanks for a copy of advance sheets of a new edition of Jones Very's poems; praises the spiritual intensity and sincerity of the poems and is glad that they are published.]

  • Charles Eliot Nortonto Editor of CenturyMagazine [ Richard Watson Gilder]
    1884 Jan 23
    ALS, 4 p.

    [Discusses the oldest known portrait of Dante; he states that the portrait in the Bargelloin Florencewas not by Giottobut by one of his pupils.]

  • Charles Eliot Nortonto Carl Wilhelm Ernst
    1887 Apr 12
    ALS, 1 p.

    [Thanks him for sending him an article about letters by Goethethat appeared in the Athenaeum. ]

  • Charles Eliot Nortonto Edmund Clarence Stedman
    1887 Jul 27
    ALS, 3 p.

    [Refers to John Nortonand permits Stedman to make use of his own writings.]

  • Charles Eliot Nortonto Bayard Wyman
    1887 Aug 9
    ALS, 2 p.

    [Refuses a request to write a critical opinion on the work of Tolstoy.]

  • Charles Eliot Nortonto George Pellew
    1888 Mar 3
    ALS, 4 p.

    [Replies after having received an article by him in defense of the works of Williams Dean Howells; interprets "realists" and "actualists" among writers, stating that "actualists" are seldom artists of the highest rank and gives examples of both.]

  • Charles Eliot Nortonto Richard Watson Gilder
    1890 Mar 28
    ALS, 3 p.

    [Refers to a letter by James Russell Lowellwhich, to his great satisfaction, is in the hands of Gilder for later publication; reports on Lowell's health.]

  • Charles Eliot Nortonto Willis Hatfield Hazard
    1893 Feb 1
    ALS, 2 p.

    [Informs him that he might find the passages from the Biblereferred to in the Divine Comedyin an essay " Dante e la Bibbia" by Niccolo Tommaseo. ]

  • Charles Eliot Nortonto Robert Underwood Johnson
    1894 Jan 11
    ALS, 3 p.

    [Discusses publication of the James Russell Lowellpapers in the Century. ]

  • Charles Eliot Nortonto Henry Paret
    1894 Mar 19
    ALS, 1 p.

    [Sends the requested autograph of his father, Andrews Norton. ]

  • Charles Eliot Nortonto the Rev. J[ulius] H[ammond ?] Ward
    1894 Mar 19
    ALS, 4 p.

    [Letter of recommendation regarding J. H. Jones, a student at Harvard, who would like to obtain a position as a reporter at the [Boston ?] Heraldto report on the proceedings and papers of The Schools of Social Ethics; mentions Crawford Howell Toy. ]

  • Charles Eliot Nortonto Messrs. Harper Brothers
    1894 Jul 28
    ALS, 4 p.

    [Gives suggestions on how to improve the appearance of the book, Literary and Social Essays, by George William Curtis, which is about to be printed; points out number of misprints in the last volume of From the Easy Chairand makes corrections.]

  • Charles Eliot Nortonto Gerard Roberts
    1895 Oct 9
    ALS, 2 p.

    [Thanks him for sending a 30 year old notices from the Atlantic Monthlyof the translation of Vita Nuovaby Norton.]

  • Charles Eliot Nortonto Howe
    1896 Jan 22
    ALS, 1 p.

    [Complies with request for titles of books on the art of painting as practiced by the Egyptians.]

  • Charles Eliot Nortonto William Gibbs Peckham
    1896 Jun 8
    ALS, 3 p.

    [Recalls a visit to Bryn Mawrwhere he enjoyed a friendly reception by Peckham and his student daughter, who will be coming to Cambridge. ]

  • Charles Eliot Nortonto William Gibbs Peckham
    1897 Mar 8
    TLS, 1 p.

    [Includes autograph postscript acknowledging letter and cheque for the Memorial Library in memory of Mr. Child; voices his concern about future national politics; says he has noticed Peckham's name on the list of visiting committees to Harvard. ]

  • Charles Eliot Nortonto William Gibbs Peckham
    1898 Apr 13
    ALS, 1 p.

    [Expresses his concern and anxiety about the nation.]

  • Charles Eliot Nortonto Hinckley Gilbert [Thomas] Mitchell
    1899 Mar 17
    ALS, 2 p.

    [Gives the requested title of a book containing all of Dante's works: Tutte le Opere di Dante Alighieriby Dr. Edward Moore; mentions the cancellations of one of his readings.]

  • Charles Eliot Nortonto unknown
    1900 Oct 26
    ALS, 2 p.

    [Gives a short description of the life of Charles C. Burleigh, an abolitionist and lawyer; comments on Burleigh's friendship with fellow abolitionist James Russell Lowell; mentions William Lloyd Garrison, 1805-1879: The story of his life told by his children. ]

  • Charles Eliot Nortonto Franklin Benjamin Sanborn
    1901 Jun 5
    ALS, 2 p.

    [Mentions Ralph Waldo Emersonby Sanborn for the "Beacon Biographies of Eminent Americans" and The Correspondence of Thomas Carlyle and Ralph Waldo Emerson, 1834-1872, which he plans to reissue.]

  • Charles Eliot Nortonto William Gibbs Peckham
    1907 Mar 11
    TLS, 1 p.

    [Includes autograph postscript thanking him for the third series of verse from the Harvard Advocate; expresses hope that in this generation there may be one poet of creative originality, etc.]

  • Charles Eliot Nortonto William Gibbs Peckham
    1907 Apr 13
    TLS, 1 p.

    [Thanks him for sending his memorial pamphlet on R. R. Sinclair; points out the merits of Sinclair.]

  • Printed photograph of Charles Eliot Norton, seated
    n. d.

    [In bound volume with TMs of "Humor and Wit."]

  • Printed etching by Hollyer of James Russell Lowell, head and shoulders
    n. d.

    [In bound volume with TMs of "Humor and Wit."]

Significant Persons Associated With the Collection

  • Andrews Norton
  • Bayard Wyman
  • Carl Wilhelm Ernst
  • Charles C. Burleigh
  • Charles E. Guild
  • Charles Eliot Norton
  • Crawford Howell Toy
  • Dante
  • Edmund Clarence Stedman
  • Edward Moore
  • Franklin Benjamin Sanborn
  • George Pellew
  • George William Curtis
  • Gerard Roberts
  • Giotto
  • Goethe
  • Henry Paret
  • Hinckley Gilbert [Thomas] Mitchell
  • J. H. Jones
  • J[ulius] H[ammond ?] Ward
  • James Russell Lowell
  • John Norton
  • Jones Very
  • Niccolo Tommaseo
  • R. R. Sinclair
  • Richard Watson Gilder
  • Robert Underwood Johnson
  • William Gibbs Peckham
  • Williams Dean Howells
  • Willis Hatfield Hazard
  • [George] Bancroft