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Caroline Sheridan Norton collection

 Collection
Call Number: GEN MSS 260

Scope and Contents

The collection contains letters and writings by or about Caroline Sheridan Norton. The letters are to recipients such as Robert Browning, Henry Cholmondeley-Pennell, Mrs. Catherine Gore, Nathaniel Ogle, Lady Anna Stirling Maxwell, and Frances Trollope, as well as a letter to William Francis Cowper-Temple concerning the death of his uncle, Lord Melbourne. Writings include several autograph poems, and the autograph manuscript of "Love in the World," a novel written when Norton was a young girl.

Accompanying the collection is a typescript of Bertha Coolidge Slade's undated essay "Some Unrecorded Letters of Caroline Norton in the Altschul Collection of the Yale University Library."

Dates

  • 1830-1876

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

The materials are open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

The Caroline Sheridan Norton Collection is the physical property of the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University. Literary rights, including copyright, belong to the authors or their legal heirs and assigns. For further information, consult the appropriate curator.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Ongoing collection of documents acquired by gift and purchase from various sources. Type of accession (gift or purchase) and date of acquisition is noted in the box-and-folder list. For further information, consult the appropriate curator.

Arrangement

Organized into three series: I. Frank Altschul Gift, 1839-1876. II. Bertha Coolidge Slade Gift, 1840-1865. III. Other Papers, 1830-1874.

Extent

1 Linear Feet (4 boxes)

Language of Materials

English

Catalog Record

A record for this collection is available in Orbis, the Yale University Library catalog

Persistent URL

http://hdl.handle.net/10079/fa/beinecke.norton

Overview

The collection contains letters and writings by or about Caroline Sheridan Norton. The letters are to recipients such as Robert Browning, Henry Cholmondeley-Pennell, Mrs. Catherine Gore, Nathaniel Ogle, Lady Anna Stirling Maxwell, and Frances Trollope, as well as a letter to William Francis Cowper-Temple concerning the death of his uncle, Lord Melbourne. Writings include several autograph poems, and the autograph manuscript of "Love in the World," a novel written when Norton was a young girl.

Caroline Sheridan Norton, 1808-1877

Caroline Sheridan Norton was a British feminist, social reformer, and author.

Processing Information

Collections are processed to a variety of levels, depending on the work necessary to make them usable, their perceived research value, the availability of staff, competing priorities, and whether or not further accruals are expected. The library attempts to provide a basic level of preservation and access for all collections, and does more extensive processing of higher priority collections as time and resources permit.

This finding aid encompasses accessions of single manuscripts and small groups of manuscripts and other papers, by or pertaining to Caroline Sheridan Norton, which the library has chosen to group and list as an artificial collection. The finding aid was produced from previously existing cards in the Manuscripts Catalog, or from another inventory. All pertinent bibliographical information has been retained. If the collection also contains unlisted or unsorted material, it has been noted in the box-and-folder list. This finding aid will be updated periodically to account for new materials that may be added to the collection. The date of the most recent update is noted on the title page.

Material in this collection was reclassed from MS Vault Sheridan in 1997.
Title
Guide to the Caroline Sheridan Norton Collection
Author
by Beinecke Staff
Date
July 1997
Description rules
Beinecke Manuscript Unit Archival Processing Manual
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

Part of the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library Repository

Contact:
P. O. Box 208330
New Haven CT 06520-8330 US
(203) 432-2977

Location

121 Wall Street
New Haven, CT 06511

Opening Hours

Access Information

The Beinecke Library is open to all Yale University students and faculty, and visiting researchers whose work requires use of its special collections. You will need to bring appropriate photo ID the first time you register. Beinecke is a non-circulating, closed stack library. Paging is done by library staff during business hours. You can request collection material online at least two business days in advance of your visit, using the request links in Archives at Yale. For more information, please see Planning Your Research Visit and consult the Reading Room Policies prior to visiting the library.