Anderson, Charles Roberts, 1902-1999

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Author and English professor, Duke University.

From the description of Charles Roberts Anderson papers, 1955-1984. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 31421816

Anderson was a scholar of American Literature. He served on the faculties of Duke University (1930-1941) and Johns Hopkins University (1941-1969).

From the description of Charles Roberts Anderson papers, 1806-1993 and undated. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 46345756

  • 1902: Charles Roberts Anderson born in Macon, Georgia
  • 1930: Joined faculty of the English Department at Duke University
  • 1936: Received doctorate from Columbia University; thesis was on Herman Melville's naval career
  • 1939: Published Melville in the South Seas
  • 1941: Appointed to faculty of Johns Hopkins University, in part to serve as general editor of the centennial edition of the collected works of Sydney Lanier, published in 1946
  • 1949 - 1970s : Became sought-after as an international lecturer on American literature, traveling to Heidelberg University (1949), the University of Rome (1952-1953), Japan (1954), and the University of Torino (1960); during the 1960s and 1970s the U.S. Department of State engaged him for a lecture tour of Japan, Southeast Asia, the Balkans, and other countries
  • 1960: Published Emily Dickinson's Poetry: Stairway of Surprise, which received the Christian Gauss Book Award from Phi Beta Kappa in 1962
  • 1965: Edited the two-volume anthology, American Literary Masters
  • 1968: Publication of The Magic Circle of Walden
  • 1976: Memorial to Henry James unveiled at Westminster Abbey
  • 1977: Published Person, Place, and Thing in Henry James's Novels, for which he won a second Christian Gauss award
  • 1999: Died in Charleston, S.C.

From the guide to the Charles Roberts Anderson Papers, and undated, 1806-1993, (David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University)

Archival Resources
Role Title Holding Repository
creatorOf Anderson, Charles Roberts, 1902-1999. Charles Roberts Anderson papers, 1955-1984. Duke University Libraries, Duke University Library; Perkins Library
creatorOf Anderson, Charles Roberts, 1902-1999. Melville's English debut / by Charles Anderson : manuscript, 1939. Princeton University Library
creatorOf Gohdes, Clarence, 1901-1997. Papers, 1935-1992. Duke University Libraries, Duke University Library; Perkins Library
creatorOf Anderson, Charles Roberts, 1902-1999. Melville's English debut, by Charles Anderson : manuscript. 1939. Princeton University Library
creatorOf Gohdes, Clarence, 1901-1997. Papers, 1845-1992. Duke University Libraries, Duke University Library; Perkins Library
creatorOf Anderson, Charles Roberts, 1902-1999. Charles Roberts Anderson papers, 1806-1993 and undated. Duke University Libraries, Duke University Library; Perkins Library
creatorOf Dickinson, Emily, 1830-1886. Emily Dickinson collection, 1853-1960. Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf Anderson, Charles Roberts, 1902-1999. Research on Charleston intellectual life [microform], 1938. College of Charleston, Marlene and Nathan Addlestone Library
creatorOf Charles Roberts Anderson Papers, and undated, 1806-1993 David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
creatorOf Commager, Henry Steele, 1902-1998. Commager Papers, 1920-1998 (bulk 1945-1985). Amherst College. Library
creatorOf Dickinson, Emily, 1830-1886. Emily Dickinson collection, 1853-1960. Yale University Library
creatorOf Anderson, Charles Roberts, 1902-1999. Charles R. Anderson papers, n.d. South Carolina Historical Society
creatorOf Shoolbred, Florence Wilson, 1896-1982. Places and people of interest in Lower Richland / [Florence Wilson Shoolbred ; preface by Annie Rivers Faver]. College of Charleston, Marlene and Nathan Addlestone Library
referencedIn Jay B. Hubbell Papers, 1816-1998 and undated, bulk 1920-1979 David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
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associatedWith Anderson, Charles Roberts, 1902- person
associatedWith Anderson family. family
associatedWith Anderson family. family
associatedWith Bingham, Millicent Todd, 1880-1968. person
associatedWith Commager, Henry Steele, 1902-1998. person
associatedWith Dickinson, Emily, 1830-1886. person
associatedWith Faulkner, William, 1897-1962. person
associatedWith Gohdes, Clarence, 1901-1997. person
associatedWith Hayne, Paul Hamilton, 1830-1886. person
associatedWith Hubbell, Jay B. (Jay Broadus), 1885-1979. person
associatedWith James, Henry, 1843-1916. person
associatedWith Jay B. Hubbell Center for American Literary Historiography. corporateBody
associatedWith Johnson, Thomas Herbert. person
associatedWith Lanier, Sidney, 1842-1881. person
associatedWith Leconte family. family
associatedWith LeConte, John, 1818-1891. person
associatedWith LeConte, Joseph, 1823-1901. person
associatedWith Melville, Herman, 1819-1891. person
associatedWith Nesbitt family. family
associatedWith Shoolbred, Florence Wilson, 1896-1982. person
correspondedWith Thompson, Lawrance Roger, 1906-1973. person
associatedWith Thoreau, Henry David, 1817-1862. person
associatedWith Twain, Mark, 1835-1910. person
associatedWith Westminster Abbey. corporateBody
associatedWith Whitman, Walt, 1819-1892. person
associatedWith Wilson, Thomas J. person
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Georgia
United States
Charleston (S.C.)
Charleston (S.C.) in film
Southern states
South Carolina--Charleston
Charleston (S.C.)
Macon (Ga.)
United States
Great Britain
Subject
American literature
Literature--19th century--History and criticism
Authors and publishers--Correspondence
American literature--Study and teaching
Literature, American--History and criticism
American literature--History and criticism
Authors and publishers
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Birth 1902-10-17

Death 1999

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