Norton, Charles Eliot

Norton, Charles Eliot

Norton, Charles Eliot, 1827–1908, American scholar and teacher, b. Cambridge, Mass., grad. Harvard, 1846. As professor of the history of art at Harvard (1875–98) and as a man of letters he had a stimulating influence on his time. He edited (1864–68), with James Russell Lowell, the North American Review and was a founder (1865) of the Nation. Of his several scholarly works, the most notable were his Italian studies and his prose translation (3 vol., 1891–92) of Dante.

Bibliography

See his letters (1913); biography by L. Dowling (2008); study by K. Vanderbilt (1959).

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Norton, Charles Eliot

(1828–1908) editor, author, teacher; born in Cambridge, Mass. A cosmopolitan man of letters and profoundly influential teacher, he edited the works of Dante, Carlyle, and other writers, helped found The Nation (1865), and pioneered the teaching of art history at Harvard (1873–97).
The Cambridge Dictionary of American Biography, by John S. Bowman. Copyright © Cambridge University Press 1995. Reproduced with permission.
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Norton, Charles Eliot. Notes of Travel and Study in Italy.