Material relating to the French Studies of Elizabeth R. Anderson (fl. 1947-1994)

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

The collection is composed of the following material relating to French Studies and a piece of work on Charles-Georges Le Roy, noted as per content of each box:

Box 1

  • 8 x files/folders - Notes on: Eugene; Condillac; Athalie; Mithridate; Berenice; and Phedre; and French magazine cuttings

Box 2

  • 2 x files/folders - Notes on: Andromaque; and Bajazet
  • 1 x typescript - Introduction: Charles-Georges Le Roy
  • 2 x envelopes/files - Loose notes
  • 1 x envelope/file - Correspondence, 1990s
  • 2 x volumes - Typescript notes, Descartes etc
  • Offprints - including 'Should Voltaire have killed off Pangloss?'

Box 3

  • 1 x file - Mansucript and typescript material, on Hume
  • 12 x files - Notes: manuscript material including Charles-Georges Le Roy

Box 4

  • 2 x archive folders - Notes
  • 8 x files - Notes c.1961: including Diderot, d'Holbach

Box 5

  • 5 x files - Notes: including those taken at Versailles, Archives l'Hotel de Ville: Voltaire
  • 1 x file - Correspondence, 1970s: Relating to journal  Trivium
  • 2 x envelope/file - Loose manuscript notes
  • 1 x envelope/file - Notes: Archives Nationales

Box 6

Box 7

  • 1 x envelope/file - Notes: sur l'histoire des sciences
  • circa 5 x envelopes/files - Notes: Philosophy, Descartes etc

Box 8

Box 9

  • 3 x files - Notes

Box 10

Box 11

  • 1 x drawer of files in card index format

Administrative / Biographical History

Elizabeth Ramsay Anderson graduated from Edinburgh University in 1947 with the degree of M.A. She was awarded the degree of Ph.D. in 1952 (Edinburgh) for her research entitled  Charles-Georges Le Roy, philosophe encyclopediste (1723-1789).

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Acquisition Information

Accession no: E2006.23.


The biographical/administrative history was compiled using information available within Edinburgh University Library, Special Collections.

Other Finding Aids

None prepared for this collection.

Alternative Form Available

Microfilm copy of thesis Charles-Georges Le Roy, philosophe encyclopediste (1723-1789) available Edinburgh University Library, Special Collections, shelfmark, Mic.Th., 1952

Archivist's Note

Compiled by Graeme D. Eddie, Edinburgh University Library, Special Collections.

Location of Originals

Original thesis (Ph.D. 1952) entitled Charles-Georges Le Roy, philosophe encyclopediste (1723-1789) available Edinburgh University Library, Special Collections, theses.