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Guide to the Anderson Family Papers, 1901-1933
Special Collections M0171  
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Description
For information about this collection, refer also to the Anderson Family Papers, M51 and M111. This group of letters and assorted memorabilia dates from 1903 to 1933. Most of the correspondence is to or from Malcolm P. Anderson. There are many letters concerning Melville Anderson's translation of Dante.
Background
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 th English Department at Stanford University, serving as first chairman of the department.
Extent
.5 linear ft (ca. 200 items).
Restrictions
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.
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