Frances Russell's papers include: personal correspondence,
manuscripts, course materials, notes, and photographs (1920-1936). Frank Russell's
papers include: correspondence, manuscript material, documents, and photographs
(1892-1903). The collection provides an overview of both individuals'
Personal details on Frances Theresa Peet Russell and Frank B. Russell are sketchy. Mrs.
Russell was graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the University of Iowa with a. Ph.B. degree in
1895. She taught in Iowa from 1895-1900, except for a year of graduate work at Radcliffe
College in 1898-99. In 1900 she married Frank B. Russell, Hho died in 1903. In 1906 she
came to Stanford as an Assistant in Philosophy during the period in William James gave
his series of Stanford lectures. She remained as an Instructor in English, completing
work on a Ph.D. degree at Columbia University in 1920. She attained the rank of
Professor several years before her death from cancer on Feb. 15, 1936. Mrs. Russell was
an authority on Robert Browning and published a number of articles and books on the
Brownings, as well as on other subjects. She was also a published poet. She was
co-author with Prof. Yvor Winters of the book The Case of David
Lamson, published at Stanford in 1934 by the Lamson Defense Committee. A list
of her publications can be found in Box 2, Folder 1.Frank B. Russell was born in Fort Dodge, Iowa on Aug. 26, 1868. He received his
Bachelors and Masters degrees from the University of Iowa in 1892 and 1895.(Prior to
this he had spent two years alone in the Arctic doing anthropological and zoological
work, which formed the basis for his book Explorations in the Far
North, published in 1898.) In 1895 he went to Harvard, receiving an A.B. in
1896, an A.M. in 1897, and a Ph.D. in 1898. From 1896-1903 he was Instructor in
Anthropology at Harvard. He was also an Ethnologist with the Bureau of American
Ethnology from 1901-02. He died in 1903.
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