Guide to the Anderson Family Papers, 1809-1933

Department of Special Collections
Green Library
Stanford University Libraries
Stanford, CA 94305-6004
Phone: (650) 725-1022
Email: speccollref@stanford.edu
URL: http://www-sul.stanford.edu/depts/spc/
© 1999
The Board of Trustees of Stanford University. All rights reserved.

Guide to the Anderson Family Papers, 1809-1933

Collection number: M0243

Department of Special Collections and University Archives

Stanford University Libraries

Stanford, California

Contact Information

  • Department of Special Collections
  • Green Library
  • Stanford University Libraries
  • Stanford, CA 94305-6004
  • Phone: (650) 725-1022
  • Email: speccoll@sulmail.stanford.edu
  • URL: http://www-sul.stanford.edu/depts/spc/
Processed by:
Special Collections staff
Date Completed:
1973
© 1999 The Board of Trustees of Stanford University. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Anderson Family Papers,
Date (inclusive): 1809-1933
Collection number: Special Collections M0243
Creator: Anderson, Melville Best, 1851-1933.
Extent: 2.5 linear ft. (500 items).
Repository: Stanford University. Libraries. Dept. of Special Collections and University Archives.
Language: English.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

None.

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.

Provenance

Gift of Mrs. Robert Van Vleck Anderson, 1973.

Preferred Citation:

[Identification of item] Anderson Family Papers, M0243, 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 the English Department at Stanford University, serving as first chairman of the department.

Scope and Contents

The Anderson Family Papers is a collection of the papers of Melville Best Anderson. Most of the material is related to Anderson's translation of Dante's Divine Comedy. The material consists of: 1) correspondence to and from Anderson, 2) typescripts and manuscripts of poems, 3) miscellaneous typescripts and manuscripts re: Dante's Divine Comedy, 4) newsclippings, magazine articles and books and 5) other miscellaneous items.

Container List

Box 1, Folder 1

Correspondence to and from Melville Best Anderson - 1909, 1913, 1915-1910, 1918-1922, 1924, 1926, 1929.

Box 1, Folder 2

Correspondence to and from Melville Best Anderson - 1931-1933 and no date.

Box 1, Folder 3

Correspondence between Anderson and Dr. John H. Nash re: revision of Anderson's translation of Divina Commedia.

Box 1, Folder 4

Miscellaneous poems, some re: Dante's Divine Comedy, typescripts and manuscripts.

Box 1, Folder 5

Typescripts of poems, some re: Dante's Divine Comedy, alphabetical by title (A-O).

Box 1, Folder 6

Typescripts of poems, some re: Dante's Divine Comedy, alphabetical by title (P-Z).

Box 1, Folder 7

Typescripts and manuscripts of poems, alphabetical by 1st line (A-Z).

Box 1, Folder 8

Typescript of Anderson's translation of Dante's Divine Comedy, includes and introduction(?): England and Florence in the Time of Dante.

Box 1, Folder 9

Miscellaneous poems and verses, typescript and manuscript, no order.

Box 1, Folder 10-12

Typescripts of parts of Dante's Divine Comedy with manuscript notes.

Box 2, Folder 13

Final revision of Date's Divine Comedy.

Box 2, Folder 14

Miscellaneous typescripts and manuscripts, includes a review by Anderson re: Dante's Divine Comedy - review mentioned in correspondence, Dec. 17, 1926.

Box 2, Folder 15

Miscellaneous typescripts.

Box 2, Folder 16

Pamphlet re: Dante (in Italian?).

Box 2, Folder 17

Miscellaneous

 

1) biography of Melville Best Anderson,

 

2) leaflets, pamphlets - printed ephemera,

 

3) Paget Toynbee: Some Personal [UNK]

Box 2, Folder 18

Newsclippings, magazine articles, etc.