Alice J. Norton letters
Scope and Contents
The collection contains the correspondence, outgoing and incoming, of botanist and author Alice J. Norton of Bristol, Connecticut. Besides the usual subjects of health and family, the letters cover a much wider range of topics, including plants, drawing, photography, and travel.
- Norton, Alice J. (Person)
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Biographical / Historical
Alice Jeanette Norton, daughter of Gad and Mary Ann Wiard Norton, was born on January 28, 1845, in Bristol, Connecticut. She was an avid botanist and traveled widely. In 1902, she authored Compounce, 1846-1902, a history of Lake Compounce, the oldest continuously-operating amusement park in North America (founded by her father in 1846 as a "picnic" park). Alice never married, living with her brothers until her death on November 19, 1911.
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Language of Materials
The correspondence, outgoing and incoming, of botanist and author Alice J. Norton of Bristol, Connecticut.
The A. S. Williams III Americana Collection, Amelia Gayle Gorgas Library, The University of Alabama
purchased from Benjamin Katz, 2015
Martha Bace, 2015
- Guide to the Alice J. Norton letters
- July 2015
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