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James Nesbitt Anderson Papers

Identifier: Ms Coll. 029

Scope and Content

This small collection consists of notes taken as student at the University of Virginia, a paper he wrote as a graduate student at Johns Hopkins, and a paper on classical studies in Florida colleges in the early part of the twentieth century. Also included in the collection is a manuscript for a short story entitled The Slave and His Master.


  • 1885-1911



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Biographical/Historical Note

James Nesbitt Anderson was the first Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences and the first Dean of the Graduate School at the University of Florida. He received a Bachelors of Literature from the University of Virginia in 1886 as well as a Master of Arts in 1887. He did graduate work in several institutions in the United States and Europe and received his Ph. D. in Greek, Latin, and Sanskrit from Johns Hopkins in 1894. He became professor of Greek at Florida State College (Tallahassee) in 1903 and joined the faculty of the University of the State of Florida in Lake City after passage of the Buckman Act of 1905. When the University was reorganized in 1909, he became Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences. He retired in 1938.


0.1 Linear feet (3 folders and 1 volume)

Language of Materials



Notes taken by Anderson as a student and a paper written in 1911 on classical studies in Florida colleges.

Physical Location

University of Florida Smathers Library Building

Alternate Form of Material

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A Guide to the James Nesbitt Anderson Papers
Finding aid prepared by Dept. Staff
March 2005 (Updated June 2019)
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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