This collection is an addition to M0051, the original gift of Mrs. Robert Van Vleck Anderson. These papers are closely related
to the first collection and contain many letters by Melville Best Anderson, as well as drafts of letters by Dr. Anderson,
a category found in limited numbers in the first collection. There are also photographs, pamphlets, and manuscripts of writings.
Family of Scottish-English origins which came to the United States in the middle of the nineteenth century. The family settled
on the East Coast, later moving West; the Andersons contributed to society in the fields of theology, education and literature.
Melville Best Anderson was an author, translator and teacher whose particular interest was the work of Dante. From 1891-1910,
he taught in the English Department at Stanford University, serving as first chairman of the department.
3 linear ft. (ca. 250 items).
Property rights reside with the repository. Literary rights reside with the creators of the documents or their heirs. To obtain
permission to publish or reproduce, please contact the Public Services Librarian of the Dept. of Special Collections.