(1865-1928) Physiologist and academic administrator. Admitted Gonville and Caius College, 1884. Elected scholar 1886; Fellow 1897; Master 1912. BA 1887; MB 1891; FRS 1907; Kt 1922. Member of various University bodies, including the Medical Board, Financial Board, Council of the Senate, Press Syndicate and the Buildings Syndicate. Member of the Royal Commission on the Universities, 1919; statutory commissioner for Cambridge, 1923.
(For further biographical information see the Dictionary of National Biography and The Caian (Easter 1929))
Including a letter from Sir William Newenham Montague Orpen (Painter, 1878-1931) regarding his portrait of Anderson; from Horace Lockwood Smith Dorrien (General, 1858-1930) in thanks for hospitality offered to him and his staff; from Sir Henry Hughes Wilson (1864-1922) accepting membership of the Combination Room; from Henry Sinclair Horne, Baron Horne of Stirkoake (1861-1929) regarding the service to unveil the College War Memorial; from Richard Burdon Haldane, Viscount Haldane (1856-1928), John Allsebrook Simon, 1st Viscount Simon (1873-1954) and Roger John Brownlow Keyes, 1st baron Keyes (1872-1945) regarding meetings or hospitality at Caius.
98.013 - These migrant items of magisterial correspondence were selected by Anderson's daughter, Maisie Cox, from among her mother's collection of autographs, with the intention of sending the letters to Anderson's successor as Master, Nevill Mott (see letter from Maisie Cox accompanying these letters). The letters remained in the private hands of the Mott family until 1998 when Alice Crampin, duaghter of Nevill Mott gave them to the College.
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Please cite as Gonville and Caius College Archive, Cambridge, Letters to Sir Hugh Kerr Anderson as Master of Gonville and Caius College, PPC/HKA
- the Master's records (MAS)
- Maisie Anderson's papers (PPC/MAN). See also materials relating to Sir Hugh Kerr Anderson in other repositories:
- correspondence and papers, Medical Research Council
- correspondence and family papers, Cambridge University Library
- correspondence with AV Hill, Cambridge University: Churchill Archives Centre.