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James Nesbitt Anderson Papers

 Collection
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.

Dates

  • 1885-1911

Creator

Access

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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.

Extent

0.1 Linear feet (3 folders and 1 volume)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

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

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.

Title
A Guide to the James Nesbitt Anderson Papers
Status
Completed
Author
Finding aid prepared by Dept. Staff
Date
March 2005 (Updated June 2019)
Description rules
Finding Aid Prepared Using Dacs
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
Description is written in English.

Repository Details

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

Contact:
George A. Smathers Libraries
PO Box 117005
Gainesville Florida 32611-7005 United States of America
352-273-2755