Fulton Henry Anderson

Title: Fulton Henry Anderson fonds

Date(s) of creation:  1920-1967

Physical description: 5.11 metres of textual records

Admin. history/Biographical Sketch: Fulton Henry Anderson was born on May 23, 1895 at Morell, PEI. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Dalhousie University in 1917; an M.A. (1918) and Ph.D. (1920) from the University of Toronto.  While at University of Toronto he studied under Professor G. S. Brett.  He was appointed Assistant Professor at the University of Colorado in 1921. Three years later he returned to the University of Toronto as lecturer in the Department of Philosophy.  He became Assistant Professor in 1926, Associate Professor in 1929 and Professor in 1934.  On the death of G.S. Brett he was made Acting head of the Deparrment of Philosophy and in 1945, head of both the Department of Philosophy and the Department of Ethics in University College.  He held these posts until his retirement in 1963.  In 1966, he became acting Chairman of the Department of Philosophy at Huntington College, Laurentian University.  On a return visit to PEI as visiting professor of philosophy at Prince of Wales College in Charlottetown he was taken ill and died on January 11, 1968 at the age of 72.

Scope and content:  Personal records of Fulton Anderson, professor in (1926-1966) and sometime head(1945-1963) of the Department of Philosophy, University of Toronto and(1966-1968) Laurentian University.  They consist partially of the material assembled for a proposed book on John Locke, and for books on Francis Bacon, Plato, and Coleridge; also correspondence, lecture notes, students' term papers, administrative files.  There are also records belonging to George Sidney Brett.

Access/Use: Open

Finding aids:  Finding aids available in Reading Room.

Related records in a different fonds: Department of Philosophy; George Sidney Brett

Accruals:   Further accruals not expected.

Corresponding accessions: B1972-0021/B1973-0033