Hugh Kerr Anderson

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Sir Hugh Kerr Anderson, FRS (6 July 1865 – 2 November 1928) was a British physiologist, and educator. He was the son of James Anderson (1811–1897) and Eliza Murray, died 1890 aged 60.

He served as Master of Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge 1912 to 1928.[1] He was the Chairman of the Cambridge University Press in 1918. He was elected Fellow of the Royal Society, in 1907. A monument to him is in the Gonville and Caius College Chapel.[2]

He is buried at Parish of the Ascension Burial Ground, Cambridge.[3] His papers are held at Janus Library, Cambridge.[4]

He married in 1894 Jessie Mina Innes d.1946, daughter of Surgeon-General Francis William Innes CB; they had two children: Austin Innes, born 1897 – ?, and Mary Desiree, 1902 – 1973, an author. Lady Jessie Anderson is buried with her husband, in the same grave in Cambridge.


  1. ^ Universities of Oxford and Cambridge Act, 1923.
  2. ^ Chapel guide. (2003-09-29). Retrieved on 2014-06-08.
  3. ^ Sir Hugh Kerr Anderson (1865–1928). Retrieved on 2014-06-08.
  4. ^ Janus: Letters to Sir Hugh Kerr Anderson as Master of Gonville and Caius College. Retrieved on 2014-06-08.

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Academic offices
Preceded by
Ernest Stewart Roberts
Master of Gonville and Caius College
Succeeded by
John Forbes Cameron