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    DescriptionPresident of the Archaeological Institute of America, professor at the University of Michigan from 1889 to 1927, and president of the American Philological Association, Francis Kelsey was crucially involved in the founding or growth of major educational institutions. He came to maturity in a period of great technological change in communications, transportation, and manufacturing. Kelsey took full advantage of such innovations in his ceaseless drive to promote education for all, to further the expansion of knowledge, and to champion the benefits of the study of antiquity.A vigorous traveler around the United States, Europe, and the Mediterranean, Kelsey strongly believed in the value of personally viewing sites ancient and modern and collecting artifacts that could be used by the new museums and universities that were springing up in the United States. This collecting habit put him in touch with major financiers of the day, including Charles Freer, Andrew Carnegie, and J. P. Morgan, as he sought their help for important projects.Drawing heavily on Kelsey's daily diaries now held at the University of Michigan's Bentley Historical Library, John Griffiths Pedley gives us a biography that records the wide-ranging activities of a gifted and energetic scholar whose achievements mirrored the creative and contributive innovations of his contemporary Americans.

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    The Life and Work of Francis Willey Kelsey
    Archaeology, Antiquity, and the Arts
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) John Griffiths Pedley
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 468
    Width: 157 mm
    Height: 231 mm
    Thickness: 41 mm
    Weight: 862 g
    ISBN 13: 9780472118021
    ISBN 10: 0472118021

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    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.5
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    Illustrations note
    Illustrations, map, ports.
    The University of Michigan Press
    Imprint name
    The University of Michigan Press
    Publication date
    15 December 2011
    Publication City/Country
    Ann Arbor, MI
    Author Information
    John Griffiths Pedley is Emeritus Professor of Classical Archaeology and Greek at the University of Michigan and past Director of the Kelsey Museum of Archaeology. He is the author of numerous books, on topics as varied as Greek sanctuaries, Sardis, Greek sculpture, and South Italian archaeology and architecture.
    Review quote
    ."..this biography is an important record of a visionary man who happened to live in a critical moment in the study of classics in America."--Pablo Alvarez, "Bryn Mawr Classical Review"--Pablo Alvarez"Bryn Mawr Classical Review" (11/27/2012)