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COLLECTION Identifier: MS Am 1853

Melville Best Anderson papers concerning Dante's Inferno in translation


Papers concerning the literary scholar Melville Best Anderson's translation of Dante's Canto V from the Inferno.


  • Creation: 1921-1933

Language of Materials

Collection materials are in English.

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There are no restrictions on physical access to this material.


.2 linear feet (1 volume)

Contains Anderson's typescript translation of Dante's Canto V from the Inferno, and letters to Laura Huxtable Porter regarding this translation.

Biographical / Historical

Anderson was a literary scholar known for his translation of the Divina Comedia.


Typescript is followed by letters to Laura Huxtable Porter arranged chronologically.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

*70M-20. Gift of Mrs. Laura Huxtable Porter, Bayview Gardens, 57B Clearwater, Florida, 33515; received: 1970.

Anderson, Melville Best, 1851-1923. Melville Best Anderson papers concerning Dante's "Inferno" in translation: Guide.
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