W. B. Anderson

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William Blair Anderson (28 July 1877 – 9 December 1959) was a Scottish classicist and academic. Having been born in Aberdeen, Scotland, he studied at the University of Aberdeen and then Trinity College, Cambridge. He taught classics at the University of Aberdeen, the Victoria University of Manchester in England and Queen's University, Kingston in Canada. He was Hulme Professor of Latin at the Victoria University of Manchester from 1929 to 1936, and Kennedy Professor of Latin at the University of Cambridge from 1936 to 1942.[1][2][3] During the First World War, he served with the Officer Training Corps and in the Military Intelligence Directorate.[4] He was "one of the most eminent Latinists of his day".[3]


  1. ^ "Anderson, William Blair, (28 July 1877–9 Dec. 1959)". Who Was Who. Oxford University Press. 1 December 2007. doi:10.1093/ww/9780199540884.013.U234065. ISBN 978-0-19-954089-1. Retrieved 24 June 2020.
  2. ^ "St John's College Library; Papers of William Blair Anderson". Archives Hub. Retrieved 24 June 2020.
  3. ^ a b "Obituary: Professor W. B. Anderson, Cambridge Chair of Latin". The Times. No. 54642. 12 December 1959. p. 10.
  4. ^ "Latin Professor at Cambridge". Aberdeen Press and Journal. No. 25447. 23 July 1936. p. 6.
Academic offices
Preceded by Kennedy Professor of Latin
University of Cambridge

1936 to 1942
Succeeded by