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G. P. Marsh - C. E. Norton Correspondence

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Collection Overview

The friendship between Charles Eliot Norton (1827-1908), the American scholar and professor of art history at Harvard, and George Perkins Marsh began in the winter of 1860-61, while Marsh was lecturing at the Lowell Institute in Boston. When Marsh was appointed Minister to Italy, he wanted Norton, who had spent some time in Italy, appointed secretary of Legation, but the choice was not Marsh's to make.


The correspondence continued intermittedly until Marsh's death in 1882. At that time Caroline Crane Marsh asked Norton to return her husband's letters for a projected biography. In consequence, most of the correspondence is now in the Marsh Collection at the University of Vermont; the remainder is part of the Norton Papers at the Houghton Library at Harvard University.


Parent Collections

George Perkin Marsh Online Research Center

Published:  2008-11-26-05:00,  University of Vermont, Bailey/Howe Library, Special Collections

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