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CHARLES ELIOT NORTON - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 03/11/1857 - HFSID 56757

CHARLES ELIOT NORTON He pens a letter to Ticknor and Fields, owners of the small publishing business, requesting that his balance be deposited at a specific bank Autograph Letter signed: "Charles E. Norton" in iron gall ink, 1p, 4½x6¼. Cambridge, 1857 March 11.

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CHARLES ELIOT NORTON He pens a letter to Ticknor and Fields, owners of the small publishing business, requesting that his balance be deposited at a specific bank Autograph Letter signed: "Charles E. Norton" in iron gall ink, 1p, 4½x6¼. Cambridge, 1857 March 11. Addressed to Messieurs Ticknor & Fields. Written to "Gentlemen". In full: "Will you be so kind as to have deposited at the Old Boston National Bank, to my credit, as Trustee, whatever balance may be due to me on your books, and to inform me of the amount and date of deposit?/ Truly Yours". Charles Eliot Norton (1827-1908) was an author and social critic who worked tirelessly as a liberal activist. Passionate about art, Norton traveled extensively in Europe and produced translations of Dante's Vita Nuova and Divina Commedia. During the Civil War, Norton worked for the Loyal Publication Society, maintaining correspondence with newspaper editors all across the U.S. He was an editor for the North American Review, the United States' first literary magazine. He was also an active proponent for legalized euthanasia. An advocate for the Arts and Crafts movement, Norton was one of the founding members of The Society of Arts and Crafts of Boston. Lightly toned. Corners and edges worn, with a hard crease at upper right-hand corner. Left edge irregular. Otherwise, fine condition.

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