Date of Birth
Oct. 13, 1803
Date of Death
Benjamin Norris was born 215 years ago.
Letters Received in Collection
|Jan. 29, 1837||Sally B. Norris||New mother writes to husband announcing the birth of their son|
“Dr. Benjamin Norris, a graduate of Brown University, in the class with Prentice; of the Louisville Journal, came in 1835 to Pittsfield. He was a native of Rhode Island. He was a long a leading physician, and very useful and successful, as numerous families can well attest. He was skilled as an entomologist and sent some valuable and rare specimens of insects to the Smithsonian Institution: he had some rare specimens and a large cabinet of insects collected by himself which he left in high state of preservation at his death.”