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James Marion Farr Manuscripts

Identifier: Ms Coll. 028

Scope and Content

Typescripts of all three titles are included in this collection along with documentation on Farr's Special Status.


  • Creation: 1935-1939



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Biographical/Historical Note

James Marion Farr was appointed head of English instruction at the Florida Agricultural College at Lake City in 1901 and later served as head of the Department of English at the University of Florida. He became the University's first vice-president and served as acting president upon the death of President A. A. Murphree in December 1927. He resigned from the faculty in 1934 and was placed on Special Status. As part of his Special Status duties he was requested to write several pieces: "The Southern University Race Commission: A Personal Memoir by One of Its Members", "Intensive and Reflexive Pronouns in Chaucer", and "The Making of a University". The last title is a history of the Florida Agricultural College and the University of Florida covering the years 1901 through 1918.


0.01 Linear feet (2 folders)

Language of Materials



Typescripts of three works by Farr, including a history of the Florida Agricultural College and the University of Florida, along with documentation on Farr's Special Status.

Physical Location

University of Florida Smathers Library Building

Alternate Form of Material

Digital reproductions of items in this collection are available online via the University of Florida Digital Collections (UFDC). Please read the Permissions for Use statement for information on copyright, fair use, and use of UFDC digital objects.

A Guide to the James Marion Farr Manuscripts
Finding aid prepared by Dept. Staff
March 2005
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Finding Aid Prepared Using Dacs
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Script of description
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Description is written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the Special and Area Studies Collections, George A. Smathers Libraries, University of Florida Repository

George A. Smathers Libraries
PO Box 117005
Gainesville Florida 32611-7005 United States of America