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Guide to the Anderson Family Papers, 1901-1933
Special Collections M0171  
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  • Administrative Information
  • Biographical Note
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  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Anderson Family Papers,
    Date (inclusive): 1901-1933
    Collection number: Special Collections M0171
    Creator: Anderson family.
    Extent: .5 linear ft (ca. 200 items).
    Repository: Stanford University. Libraries. Dept. of Special Collections and University Archives.
    Language: English.

    Administrative Information

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    Publication Rights

    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.


    Gift of Mrs. Robert Van Vleck Anderson, 1967.

    Preferred Citation:

    [Identification of item] Anderson Family Papers, M0171, Dept. of Special Collections, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, Calif.

    Biographical Note

    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.

    Scope and Content

    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.