Frank L. Norton
Papers, 1871-1882

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Quantity: 1 box (0.50 cubic ft.)
Access: Open to research
Acquisition: Purchase: Arnold Kaplowitz, December 2011
Processed By: Manuscripts and Special Collections, April 2012

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Biographical Note:

Frank Louis Norton (1846-1891), was born and educated in Connecticut. He pursued a career as a member of the clergy with the Episcopal Church and served as assistant rector of St. John's Parish in Troy, New York, and later as dean of the Cathedral of All Saints, in Albany, New York. Norton also composed music, publishing several pieces. He married Jane Huntington Watkinson of Middletown, Connecticut. Watkinson family wealth and affluence, afforded the Nortons a comfortable lifestyle. The Nortons built two homes: a primary residence at 6 Elk Street, Albany, New York, and a summer home, Notleymere House, in Cazenovia, New York.

Scope and Content Note:

These papers include approximately 70 manuscript letters addressed to Frank and Jane Norton, primarily from friends and relatives. Although a few of the letters underscore church business and religious matters, the majority concern personal and family matters.

These papers also include a large number of invoices detailing a wide array of goods and services purchased by the Nortons, including groceries, clothing, shoes, books, stationery, office supplies, home furnishings, coal, and electricity. Many of the providers of these goods and services were located in Troy, New York, coinciding with the time of Norton’s ministry as assistant rector of St. John’s Parish.

Box and Folder List:


Box Folder Description
1 1 Correspondence, 1872-1874 (24 items)
1 2 Correspondence, 1875-1879 (15 items)
1 3 Correspondence, 1880-1882 (27 items)
1 4 Invoices, 1871-1874 (14 items)
1 5 Invoices, 1877  (52 items)
1 6 Invoices, 1878 (46 items)
1 7 Invoices, 1879 (38 items)
1 8 Invoices, 1879 (41 items)
1 9 Invoices, 1880 (47 items)
1 10 Invoices, 1880 (44 items)
1 11 Invoices, 1881 (47 items)
1 12 Invoices, J.J. Alden & Son, Fine Groceries, Liquors, Wines and Imported Segars, Troy, N.Y., 1877-1879 (14 items)
1 13 Invoices, Edward B. Cox, Choice Family Groceries and Provisions, Wines, Liquors, & Segars, Scotch and English Ales, Dublin Porter, &c., Troy, N.Y., 1877-1880 (16 items)
1 14 Invoices, William Cunningham, Furniture Repairing and General Jobbing Shop, Troy, N.Y., 1877-1881 (6 items)
1 15 Invoices, Edgar L. Everett, pictures, frames, artists’ materials, Troy, N.Y., 1877-1880 (12 items)
1 16 Invoices, Charles F. Lucas, Confectioner, Troy, N.Y., 1877-1880 (8 items)
1 17 Invoices, K.C. May, Dressmaker, Troy, N.Y., 1877-1880 (7 items)
1 18 Invoices, G.V.S. Quackenbush & Co.,  Fancy and Staple Dry Goods, Carpetings, Oil Cloths, Rugs, &c., Troy, N.Y., 1877-1879 (18 items)
1 19 Invoices, George B. Smith & Sons, a meat market in Troy, N.Y., 1880 (5 items)
1 20 Invoices, William H. Young, Bookseller & Stationer, Troy, N.Y., 1877-1881 (10 items)
1 21 Invoices, Troy Gas Light Co., 1877-1880 (12 items)
1 22 Invoices (receipts), including newspaper subscriptions for the Troy Daily Whig and the Troy Daily Times, 1877-1880 (22 items)
1 23 Miscellaneous (ca. 18 items)
Last Updated: August 1, 2013