Correspondence with family and associates including Melville Best
Anderson, John Casper Branner, Herbert and Lou Henry Hoover, David Starr Jordan, Chester H.
Rowell, Benjamin Ide Wheeler, and Ray Lyman Wilbur. Also includes diaries, notes,
photographs, newsclippings, pamphlets, published works, medals, and memorabilia.
Henry Rushton Fairclough was born near Barrie, Ontairo, Canada on July 15, 1862. He
graduated from the University of Toronto in 1883. He also received his M.A., Litt. D. from
there. From Johns Hopkins he received his Ph. D. in 1896. He was a fellow in Classics
(1883-84) and lecturer in Greek (1887-93) at University College, Toronto. He came to
Stanford in 1893 as assoc. prof. in Classics, teaching Latin, then Greek and Classical
Literature. He became professor emeritus in 1917.
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