Frances Russell's papers include: personal correspondence, manuscripts, course materials, notes, and photographs (1920-1936).
Frank Russell's papers include: correspondence, manuscript material, documents, and photographs (1892-1903). The collection
provides an overview of both individuals' careers.
Personal details on Frances Theresa Peet Russell and Frank B. Russell are sketchy. Mrs. Russell was graduated Phi Beta Kappa
from the University of Iowa with a. Ph.B. degree in 1895. She taught in Iowa from 1895-1900, except for a year of graduate
work at Radcliffe College in 1898-99. In 1900 she married Frank B. Russell, Hho died in 1903. In 1906 she came to Stanford
as an Assistant in Philosophy during the period in William James gave his series of Stanford lectures. She remained as an
Instructor in English, completing work on a Ph.D. degree at Columbia University in 1920. She attained the rank of Professor
several years before her death from cancer on Feb. 15, 1936. Mrs. Russell was an authority on Robert Browning and published
a number of articles and books on the Brownings, as well as on other subjects. She was also a published poet. She was co-author
with Prof. Yvor Winters of the book
The Case of David Lamson, published at Stanford in 1934 by the Lamson Defense Committee. A list of her publications can be found in Box 2, Folder
1.Frank B. Russell was born in Fort Dodge, Iowa on Aug. 26, 1868. He received his Bachelors and Masters degrees from the University
of Iowa in 1892 and 1895.(Prior to this he had spent two years alone in the Arctic doing anthropological and zoological work,
which formed the basis for his book
Explorations in the Far North, published in 1898.) In 1895 he went to Harvard, receiving an A.B. in 1896, an A.M. in 1897, and a Ph.D. in 1898. From 1896-1903
he was Instructor in Anthropology at Harvard. He was also an Ethnologist with the Bureau of American Ethnology from 1901-02.
He died in 1903.
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