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Norton, Charles Eliot (16 November 1827–21 October 1908), scholar and critic, was born at “Shady Hill,” his family’s estate in Cambridge, Massachusetts. His parents were Andrews Norton, biblical scholar and man of letters, and Catharine Eliot, daughter of a wealthy Boston merchant. Charles grew up in an academic household frequented by ...

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Sanborn, Franklin Benjamin (15 December 1831–24 February 1917), author and social activist, was born in Hampton Falls, New Hampshire, the son of Aaron Sanborn and Lydia Leavitt, farmers. Sanborn was educated at Harvard College from 1852 to 1855. Those years also saw two events that would have a profound effect on him. The first was his ill-fated marriage on 23 August 1854 to Ariana Smith Walker, who had encouraged Sanborn to pursue a formal education. Already gravely ill, she died only eight days after the wedding. The second event was a ten-minute meeting with ...