Kelsey, Francis W. (Francis Willey), 1858-1927

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Professor of classics and archeologist at University of Michigan.

From the description of Francis Willey Kelsey papers, 1894-1928. (University of Michigan). WorldCat record id: 34421754

From the description of Francis Willey Kelsey papers, 1894-1928. (University of Michigan). WorldCat record id: 83851247

Epithet: Professor at Michigan University

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Epithet: Professor of Latin at Michigan

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Epithet: archaeologist

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Francis Willey Kelsey was born at Ogden, New York on May 23, 1858, and graduated from the University of Rochester in 1880. From that same institution, he also received his Ph.D. in 1886 and LL.D. in 1910. He began teaching Latin at Lake Forest University in 1880 and continued there until 1889 when he came to the University of Michigan. In 1890, upon the death of Henry S. Frieze, Kelsey was made head of the Latin Department and here he gained renown as a teacher, a translator of classical texts, and an advocate of classical studies.

Kelsey's reputation as a scholar was international. In 1900-1901, he was given a leave of absence to serve as director of the American School of Classical Studies in Rome. Later in 1920, Kelsey organized and secured funds for the first Near East Expedition of the University of Michigan, which he directed for the next two years. As a result, a wealth of photographs, archaeological material, especially manuscripts and papyri, were brought to the University Library. In 1924, he arranged a second expedition which resulted in successful excavations at ancient Antioch, Carthage, and Karanis in the Fayoum of Egypt.

Kelsey was active in the University Musical Society serving as its president from 1889 until his death in 1927. From 1907 to 1912, he was president of the Archaeological Institute of America. He also was a member of other classical associations and served as president of the American Philological Association in 1907 and the Michigan Schoolmasters' Club in 1927. He died May 14, 1927.

Kelsey married Mary Isabelle Badger in 1886. They had three children: Charlotte Badger Kelsey, Easton Trowbridge Kelsey, and Ruth Cornelia Kelsey.

From the guide to the Francis Willey Kelsey papers, 1891-1953, (Bentley Historical Library University of Michigan)

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referencedIn Pease, Arthur Stanley, 1881-1964. Correspondence and compositions, 1870-1963 Houghton Library
referencedIn Albert Robinson Crittenden papers, 1868-1933 Bentley Historical Library , University of Michigan
referencedIn R. M. Wenley Papers, 1879-1931 Bentley Historical Library , University of Michigan
referencedIn Library (University of Michigan) records, 1837-2005, 1920-2000 Bentley Historical Library , University of Michigan
referencedIn Sink, Charles A. (Charles Albert), 1879-1972. Charles Albert Sink papers, 1907-1996. University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
creatorOf Stearns Collection of Musical Instruments. Stearns Collection of Musical Instruments records, 1897-1907. University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
referencedIn Carl Eugen Guthe Papers, 1919-1943 Bentley Historical Library , University of Michigan
referencedIn Vol. V (ff. 511). Hadow-Kuentz.includes:f. 1 William Henry Hadow, writer on music: Letter to W. E. Crum: 1927.: Typewritten. Signed.f. 2 Wadie Hanna, of the Coptic Museum, Cairo: Letter to W. E. Crum: 1928.ff. 4-1 1 Bernard Haussoullier: Letter... British Library
referencedIn Fred Newton Scott papers, 1860-1931 Bentley Historical Library , University of Michigan
creatorOf Kelsey, Jane J. Jane and Francis Kelsey papers, [ca. 1912-ca. 1955]. Kansas State Historical Society
referencedIn Lucius L. Hubbard papers, 1871-1935 Bentley Historical Library , University of Michigan
referencedIn University of Michigan. News and Information Services. Faculty and Staff Files, 1944-2005 (bulk 1960-1995) Bentley Historical Library , University of Michigan
creatorOf Francis Willey Kelsey Papers, 1891-1953 Bentley Historical Library , University of Michigan
referencedIn Wells Ira Bennett Papers, 1916-1965 Bentley Historical Library , University of Michigan
creatorOf University of Michigan. Library. Library (University of Michigan) records, 1837-[ongoing]. University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
creatorOf Stanley, Albert A. (Albert Augustus), 1851-1932. Albert A. Stanley papers, 1907-1932 and undated. University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
creatorOf FRAGMENT of a zoological work. 2nd-3rd cent. 9½ in. x 4¼ in. Published by H. J. M. Milne, Classical Review xxxvi (1922), pp. 66-67. Milne, Catalogue, no. 164. Presented by Prof. F. W. Kekey.Zoology: Fragment of work on: 2nd-3rd cent.: Gr. British Library
creatorOf IDRIS BELL PAPERS. Vol. XXII (ff. 199). H. Jenner -G. E. Kirk.includes:f. 1 Henry Jenner, of Hayle, county Cornwall: Letter to H. I. Bell: 1928.ff. 2-71 P. Jernstedt, of Leningrad: Letters, with a photograph, to H. I. Bell: 1926-1937: Mostly Ger... British Library
creatorOf Francis Willey Kelsey Papers, 1891-1953 Bentley Historical Library , University of Michigan
creatorOf Pierpont Morgan Library. [Hagiographic narrative mentioning a certain Moses]. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Dunham, Fred Sylvester, 1881-1979. Fred S. Dunham papers, 1903-1970. University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
referencedIn Vol. I (ff. 204). Abd al Masih-Budge.includes:ff.1-8 Yassa Abd al Masih, of Cairo: Letters to W. E. Crum: 1935-1936.: Mainly typewritten. ff.9-11 Hakim Abu-Seif, of Luxor: Letters to W. E. Crum: 1917. ff. 12-61b Charles Robert Cecil Austin Allberry, ... British Library
referencedIn McFadden, Irene, 1890-1952. Irene McFadden papers, 1909-1912. University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
referencedIn Fred S. Dunham papers, 1903-1970 Bentley Historical Library , University of Michigan
referencedIn Backus, Standish. Standish Backus papers, 1919-1942. University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
referencedIn John Garrett Winter papers, 1901-1954 Bentley Historical Library , University of Michigan
referencedIn Waring, Eloise. Eloise Waring papers, 1899-ca. 1904. University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
creatorOf Kelsey, Francis W. (Francis Willey), b. 1858. Three folders of voluminous Correspondence, 1912-1916, 1917-1918, 1919-1924. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Albert A. Stanley papers, ca. 1890s-1932 Bentley Historical Library , University of Michigan
creatorOf Scott, Fred Newton, 1860-1931. Fred Newton Scott papers, 1882-1931. University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
referencedIn Harry Burns Hutchins Papers, 1879-1930 Bentley Historical Library University if Michigan
creatorOf Kelsey Museum of Archaeology. Kelsey Museum of Archaeology papers, 1890-1979. University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
referencedIn Junius E. Beal Papers, 1869-1946 Bentley Historical Library , University of Michigan
referencedIn Hinsdale, W. B. (Wilbert B.), 1851-1944. W.B. Hinsdale papers, 1895-1934. University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
referencedIn Jesse Siddall Reeves Papers, 1853-1942, 1901-1942 Bentley Historical Library , University of Michigan
referencedIn Stearns Collection of Musical Instruments records, 1897-1921 Bentley Historical Library , University of Michigan
creatorOf Fletcher, Alice C. (Alice Cunningham), 1838-1923. Alice C. Fletcher collection of School of American Archaeology records, 1904-1911. Museum of New Mexico Library
creatorOf Wenley, R. M. (Robert Mark), 1861-1929. Robert M. Wenley papers, 1879-1931. University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
creatorOf VanderPoel, Halsted B. Halsted B. Vander Poel Campanian collection, ca. 1570-1997. Getty Research Institute
creatorOf LETTER from Proculus to A-. A.D. 5-6. 7¾ in. x 3¾ in. Description, text and facsimile in New Palaeographical Society, Series II, pl. 136 (a).Papp. 2552, 2553 were presented on behalf of the University of Michigan by Prof. F. W. Kelsey.Proculus: Lette... British Library
creatorOf Pierpont Morgan Library. [Iliad fragment]. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn J. T. (John Townsend) Trowbridge papers, 1855-1939. Houghton Library
referencedIn Sink, Charles A. (Charles Albert), 1879-1972. Charles Albert Sink papers, 1907-1985. University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
creatorOf Dennison, Walter, 1869-1917. Walter Dennison papers, 1887-1918. University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
creatorOf Swain, George Robert, 1866-1947. George Robert Swain photographs and papers, 1870-1947 (bulk 1913-1947). University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
referencedIn Kelsey Museum of Archaeology papers, 1890-1979 Bentley Historical Library , University of Michigan
referencedIn University of Michigan Faculty and Staff Portraits, ca. 1860-ca. 1960 Bentley Historical Library , University of Michigan
creatorOf Winter, John Garrett, 1881-1956. John Garrett Winter papers, 1901-1951. University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
creatorOf Karpinski, Louis Charles, 1878-1956. Louis Charles Karpinski papers, 1901-1955. University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
creatorOf Beal, Junius E. (Junius Emery), 1860-1942. Junius Emery Beal papers, 1869-1946. University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
referencedIn Arthur Lyon Cross Papers, 1897-1940 Bentley Historical Library , University of Michigan
creatorOf LETTER from Thermutharion to Philippius. A.D. 9. 9 in. x 3¾ in. Description, text and facsimile in New Palaeographical Society, Series II, pl. 136 (b).Thermutharion: Letter to Philippus: A.D. 9.: Gr. British Library
referencedIn Biblical Manuscripts and Gold Treasure Collection, 1907-1920 Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives
creatorOf Norton, Richard, 1872-1918. Letter book : manuscript, 1910-1912. Houghton Library
creatorOf Kelsey Museum of Archaeology. Kelsey Museum of Archaeology papers, 1890-1977. University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
creatorOf Guthe, Carl E. (Carl Eugen), 1893-1974. Carl Eugen Guthe papers, 1919-1943. University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
creatorOf Crittenden, Albert Robinson, 1867-1933. Albert Robinson Crittenden papers, 1868-1933. University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
creatorOf Bennett, Wells Ira, 1888-. Wells I. Bennett papers, 1916-1965. University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
creatorOf Avicenna, 980-1037. [Canon medicinae]. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Francis Willey Kelsey Papers, 1891-1953 Bentley Historical Library , University of Michigan
creatorOf Guthe, Carl E. (Carl Eugen), 1893-1974. Carl Eugen Guthe papers, 1919-1942. University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
referencedIn Century Company records, 1870-1924 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
referencedIn Fletcher, Alice C. (Alice Cunningham), 1838-1923. Alice C. Fletcher collection of School of American Archaeology records, 1904-1911. Museum of New Mexico Library
referencedIn Alice C. Fletcher Collection, 1904-1911 Museum of New Mexico. Fray Angélico Chávez History Library.
referencedIn James B. Angell Papers, 1845-1916 Bentley Historical Library , University of Michigan
referencedIn Standish Backus papers, 1919-1942 Bentley Historical Library , University of Michigan
referencedIn Halsted B. Vander Poel Campanian collection, circa 1570-1997 Getty Research Institute
referencedIn Louis Charles Karpinski papers, 1838-1889 and 1901-1955 Bentley Historical Library , University of Michigan
referencedIn Charles A. Sink Papers, 1890s-1996 Bentley Historical Library , University of Michigan
referencedIn Claude Halstead Van Tyne papers, 1885-1930 Bentley Historical Library , University of Michigan
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associatedWith Adams, Charles Kendall, 1835-1902. person
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associatedWith Askren, D. L. person
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associatedWith Bennett, Wells Ira, 1888- person
associatedWith Bishop, William Warner, 1871-1955. person
associatedWith Boak, Arthur E. R. (Arthur Edward Romilly), 1888-1962. person
associatedWith Bristol, Mark L. (Mark Lambert), 1868-1939. person
associatedWith Budge, E. A. Wallis (Ernest Alfred Wallis), Sir, 1857-1934. person
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associatedWith Davison, Archibald T. (Archibald Thompson), 1883-1961. person
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associatedWith Dulles, Allen, 1893-1969. person
associatedWith Dunham, Fred Sylvester. person
associatedWith Dunham, Fred Sylvester, 1881-1979. person
associatedWith Fletcher, Alice C. (Alice Cunningham), 1838-1923. person
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associatedWith Kelsey, Easton T. person
associatedWith Kelsey, Jane J. person
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associatedWith McFadden, Irene, 1890-1952. person
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associatedWith Norton, Richard, 1872-1918. person
correspondedWith Pease, Arthur Stanley, 1881- person
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associatedWith University of Michigan. Institute of Archaeological Research. corporateBody
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associatedWith VanderPoel, Halsted B. person
associatedWith VanderPoel, Halsted B. person
associatedWith Van Tyne, Claude Halstead, 1869-1930 person
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Turkey
Turkey.
Turkey
Middle East.
Lausanne (Switzerland)
Lausanne (Switzerland)
Lausanne (Switzerland)
Michigan--Ann Arbor
Middle East
Middle East
Subject
Archaeology
Forgery of antiquities--Michigan
Classrooms--Michigan--Ann Arbor
Education
Education--Michigan--Ann Arbor
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Death 1927

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