Benjamin Norris

Date of Birth

Oct. 13, 1803

Date of Death


Letters Authored


Letters Received


Benjamin Norris was born 219 years ago.

Letters Received in Collection


“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.” [1]