Size: 3.6 linear ft. (on 6 microfilm reels)
Summary: Correspondence, writings, drawings, and sketchbooks.
REELS 4867-4868: Papers, ca. 1915-1940, including letters from Anderson (referred to as Bob) to his parents, 1915-1919, mostly from boarding school in Manilus, N.Y., and 1922-1928, from New York City and Philadelphia, while attending the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts; correspondence with his wife, Agnes Grinstead (referred to as Sissy), 1930-1933 and later as his wife, 1938-1940; writings, including Anderson's log books of his travels to Hong Kong, ca. 1949, and boat trip to Graveline and Oldfields, Mississippi, as well as his account of pelicans and copies of his favorite poems; and six sketchbooks.
REELS 4869-4872: Papers, ca. 1940-1960, including log books, both bound and on loose pages, recording Anderson's travels, most notably to the Gulf Coast's Chandeleur and Horn Islands; others describe his trips out-of-state and abroad as well as his activities while living at Oldfields, in Gautier, Mississippi; several files of loose pages containing Anderson's commentaries on a variety of subjects, including nature, the arts, religion, philosophy, and poetry; and Anderson's notes on Ancient Near Eastern and Greek and Egyptian art.