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Luther Norton Letters, Undated, 1915-1923

 File — Box: 4257.017, Folder: 16

Scope and Contents

Letters from Luther Norton, written primarily from Louisiana, Missouri, and Texas, to Lottie Irene Hooks Norton, dating from the period of their courtship through their marriage and the births of their children. The letters recount information about family matters, difficult economic times, and provide news of Norton's recreation activities including attending fashion shows, circuses, baseball games, and sight-seeing. Although married during the dates of the majority of the letters, husband and wife lived apart while Lottie cared for the children. Included in the collection is a letter describing a baseball game Norton attended where he witnessed Babe Ruth hit four home runs as well as several letters written from New Orleans, Louisiana, describing Mardi Gras of 1917.


  • 1915-1923

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From the Collection: 15.2 Linear Feet

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English


Formerly MSS.3867 Luther Norton Letters

Repository Details

Part of the The University of Alabama Libraries Special Collections Repository

Box 870266
Tuscaloosa AL 35487-0266