Jessie, Lady Anderson: Letters of her Family and Friends

Scope and Content

Miscellaneous letters from distinguished persons, preserved as part of an autograph collection by Lady Anderson, wife of Sir Hugh Anderson. About half are to the Anderson family, the rest were acquired from friends. They are arranged alphabetically within each group by writer.

1-81. Letters to members of the Anderson family, c.1870-1930. The addressees's identities are sometimes uncertain.

82-111. Letters to Sir Walter Besant, 1881-1892.

112-122. Letters to Edward Clodd, 1889-1893.

123-127. Letters to Sir Trenchard Cox and Lady Cox (ne Anderson), 1930-1954.

128-129. Letters to Sir Edmund Gosse, 1893-1894.

130-131. Letters to Carl Haag and Miss Haag, 1904 and undated.

132-136. Letters to Robert C. Haldane, 1888.

137-139. Letters to Professor William Hughes, 1862-1871.

140-154. Letters to Miss Jessie Innes (afterwards Lady Anderson), 1872-1889.

155-194. Letters to various addressees (many unidentified), 1868-1927, with one from Sir Walter Scott to Sir W. Forbes and Co., 1796 (no.184).

Administrative / Biographical History

Sir Hugh Kerr Anderson (1865-1928), physiologist and administrator, was Master of Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge, 1912-1928. In 1894 he married Jessie, daughter of Surgeon-General Francis William Innes. They had one son and one daughter.

Access Information

Open for consultation by holders of a Reader's Ticket valid for the Manuscripts Reading Room.

Acquisition Information

Presented by Lady Trenchard Cox (ne Anderson), 1964.


Former title of collection Anderson family and others: Letters to them.

Description compiled by Robert Steiner, Department of Manuscripts and University Archives.

Other Finding Aids

Additional Manuscripts Catalogue.

Family Names