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Guide to the Sylvia Norton papers, 1926-1938

Summary

Resident of Stockton and San Francisco, California. Collection consists of manuscript and typewritten letters, written primarily to Sylvia Norton from her family, dealing with their financial struggles during the Great Depression. Also contains manuscripts of poetry and short stories written by either Sylvia or Lillian Norton under the name (Frances) Elliott Norton. Correspondence with author and critic Laurence D'Orsay discusses Elliott Norton's writing abilities. There are also a few news clippings, legal documents, and some biographical materials. Acquired as part of the Sallie Bingham Center for Women's History and Culture.

Collection Details

Collection Number
RL.00957
Title
Sylvia Norton papers
Date
1926-1938
Creator
Norton, Sylvia
Extent
0.6 Linear Feet, 200 Items
Repository
David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
Language
Material in English

Collection Overview

Collection consists of manuscript and typewritten letters, written primarily to Sylvia Norton from her family, dealing with their financial struggles during the Great Depression. Also contains manuscripts of poetry and short stories written by either Sylvia or Lillian Norton under the name (Frances) Elliott Norton. Correspondence with author and critic Laurence D'Orsay discusses Elliott Norton's writing abilities. There are also a few news clippings, legal documents, and some biographical materials.

Acquired as part of the Sallie Bingham Center for Women's History and Culture.

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How to Cite

[Identification of item], Sylvia Norton Papers, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.

Contents of the Collection

Dealer's background information on collection
Box 1
Miscellaneous correspondence
Box 1
1930s California literary ephemera
(3 folders)
Box 1
California, 1933-1937
Box 1
Stockton, California, 1938
(1 of 3 folders)
Box 1
Stockton, California, 1938
(2 of 3 folders)
Box 2
 


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Provenance

The Sylvia Norton papers were received by the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library as a purchase in 2000.

Processing Information

Processed by Rubenstein Library staff, 2000

Encoded by Elizabeth Shesko, May 2011

Accession(s) described in this finding aid: 2000-0292

This collection has been given basic processing: materials may not have been ordered and described beyond their original condition.