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A Guide to the James Nesbitt Anderson Papers

Finding aid prepared by Dept. Staff

University of Florida Smathers Libraries - Special and Area Studies Collections

March 2005 (Updated June 2019)

Descriptive Summary

Creator: Anderson , James Nesbitt.
Title: James Nesbitt Anderson Papers
Dates: 1885-1911
Abstract: Notes taken by Anderson as a student and a paper written in 1911 on classical studies in Florida colleges.
Extent: 0.1 Linear feet. 3 folders and 1 volume.
Identification: Ms Coll. 029
Language(s): English
Online ContentItems from this collection have been digitized and are available online in the UF Digital Collections. For more information please see the note below.

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.

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.

Access or Use Restrictions


The collection is open for research.

Administrative Information

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.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], James Nesbitt Anderson Papers, Special and Area Studies Collections, George A. Smathers Libraries, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida.

Contents List

Box Folder
11 "Interpretation" a student paper by James N. Anderson, read before the Latin Seminar of Johns Hopkins University, February 16, 1894; notes are in a bound notebook and are from chemistry lecture class taken 1885-1886. 1885-1886, 1894
12 "The Status of Classical Studies in Florida Colleges," paper read by James N. Anderson before the Florida Classical Association, Jacksonville, December 28, 1911. Folder has originals and photocopies. 1911
13 The Slave and His Master - Short story by Anderson. Folder includes typescript and manuscript version. undated

Selected Subjects and Access Terms

Classical education.
Twentieth century.

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