Anna Forbes Liddell Papers
Collection — Box: 1820
Identifier: MSS 2006-016
Scope and Contents
The majority of the collection is comprised of professional and personal correspondence. Most of the professional correspondence is about Liddell's translation of Nicholas of Cusa's De Docta Ignorantia. Correspondence between Liddell and scholar Ernst Hoffmann, Anna's mentor, is included. Personal correspondence is from the years she was an advocate for women's suffrage (1915-1920) and includes letters with friends serving in France during World War I. Her professional papers include student recommendations, student papers, her application for a Fulbright Scholarship, and recommendations from her former students. Newspaper clippings, photographs and biographical information are also included. Digital images of additional items that are not part of the collection include lecture notes and photographs for the Anna Forbes Liddell TV Humanities series, and three Liddell diaries.
- Created: 1902-1961
- Other: Majority of material found in 1930-1961
- Liddell, Anna Forbes (Person)
Conditions Governing Access
Collection is open to all researchers.
Conditions Governing Use
All requests for permission to quote, publish, broadcast or otherwise reproduce from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Associate Dean for Special Collections & Archives. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Florida State University Libraries as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the researcher.
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Language of Materials
The Anna Forbes Liddell Papers consists of personal and professional papers collected throughout her life and includes correspondence, newspaper clippings, research notes, articles, lecture notes, student papers, biographical information, photographs, and poetry.
The bulk of the collection was transferred from the office of Nancy Marcus in September 2006. Richard T. Hull of Tallahassee donated two sets of CDs. One set contains digital photos of the original Marcus donation and three diaries, owned by Will Adkins of Tallahassee, that are not part of the collection. The second set contains digital images of additional Liddell materials that are not part of the collection, owned by Liddell's niece Eva Curry of Tallahassee.
Source of Acquisition
Nancy Marcus, Richard T. Hull, and Eva Curry by donations.
Imported into Archon on 14 December 2011.
- Clippings (Books, newspapers, etc.) Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Diaries Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Florida State College for Women
- Florida State University Libraries. Manuscripts Collections Subject Source: Local sources
- Hoffmann, Ernst
- Lecture notes Subject Source: Local sources
- Liddell, Anna Forbes, 1891-1979
- Nicholas, of Cusa, Cardinal, 1401-1464
- Philosophy. Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Photographs Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Poetry Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Anna Forbes Liddell Papers
- Stephanie Dutcher (March 2010)
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