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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.


  • Creation: 1902-1961
  • Creation: Majority of material found in 1930-1961


Language of Materials

English .

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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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.

Custodial History

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.

Related Materials

Related archival materials may be found in the University of North Carolina at Charlotte Manuscript Collection.

Processing Information

Imported into Archon on 14 December 2011.

Anna Forbes Liddell Papers MSS 2006-016
Stephanie Dutcher (March 2010)
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Repository Details

Part of the FSU Special Collections & Archives Repository

Tallahassee FL 32306 US