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War Correspondence

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Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Anderson family fonds
Description Level
Series
GMD
textual records
Date Range
1899-1946
Accession Number
2004-05
Storage Location
C5 Sh5 B1
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Anderson family fonds
Description Level
Series
Accession Number
2004-05
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 105
Storage Location
C5 Sh5 B1
GMD
textual records
Date Range
1899-1946
Series
Anderson family fonds - War Correspondence series
Physical Description
12 cm of textual records
Scope and Content
Series consists of correspondence of Robert Marshall Anderson and Donald Hume Anderson with various soldiers from the St. Thomas area who served during the Boer War/South African War (1899-1902), the First World War (1914-1918), and the Second World War (1939-1945).
Much of the Boer War/South African War-era correspondence is between Robert Marshall Anderson and his brothers Archie and Duncan, both of whom served in the conflict, Duncan as a physician in the medical corps, Archie in the infantry. In addition, Robert Marshall Anderson corresponded with some of his employees serving as soldiers in South Africa.
The First World War correspondence features letters to and from an employee of the Anderson Department Store, Warren Andrews, who served with distinction and returned to St. Thomas at war's end with the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. Correspondents include Robert Marshall Anderson and Anderson Department Store employees E.G. Cooper, Ruby Copeman and Donald McCallum.
Much of the Second World War correspondence consists of letters written to Donald Hume Anderson by Anderson Department Store employees injured while serving as soldiers during the Second World War expressing thanks for care packages sent to them during periods of convalescence. Correspondents include Corporal Carlyle R. Taylor, [Petty Officer?] W. Jack Taylor, Sergeant Thomas W. Hanna, Sergeant E.J. (Ted) Higginbottom, Corporal A.W. Shaw, Private F.E. Lapp, and Doug Keith. Includes stationery and envelopes bearing various military insignia. Series also includes correspondence dated 1945-1946 between Donald Hume Anderson, in his capacity as an officer of the St. Thomas-Elgin Rehabilitation Committee, and various individuals and agencies including the Canadian Department of Veterans Affairs.
Series includes the following files:
Correspondence of Private P.H. Stacey, 1900. C5 Sh5 B1 F1
Correspondence of Duncan Anderson, 1900-1901. C5 Sh5 B1 F2
Correspondence of Archie Anderson, 1899-1900. C5 Sh5 B1 F3
Correspondence of Archie Anderson, 1899-1900. C5 Sh5 B1 F4
Correspondence - Anderson Department Store staff to W.A. Andrews, 1916. C5 Sh5 B1 F5
Correspondence - E.G. Cooper to W.A. Andrews, 1917. C5 Sh5 B1 F6
Correspondence - Donald McCallum to W.A. Andrews, 1917. C5 Sh5 B1 F7
Correspondence - Ruby Copeman to W.A. Andrews, 1916-1917. C5 Sh5 B1 F8
Correspondence - Robert Marshall Anderson to W.A. Andrews, 1916-1917. C5 Sh5 B1 F9
Correspondence - St. Thomas-Elgin Rehabilitation Committee, 1945-1946. C5 Sh5 B1 F10
Correspondence - Various Correspondents to Donald Hume Anderson, 1943. C5 Sh5 B1 F11
Name Access
Anderson, Archie
Andrews, Col. W.A.
Anderson, Dr. Duncan
Anderson, Robert Marshall
Anderson, Donald Hume
St. Thomas-Elgin Rehabilitation Committee
Anderson Department Store
St. Thomas (Ont.)
Subject Access
First World War
Second World War
Conservation
Letters have been placed in melinex sleeves
Related Material
Anderson Department Store fonds
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Don Cosens Collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
ca. 1904-1923
Accession Number
2018-58
Storage Location
M5 S1 Sh6 B1 F3
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Don Cosens Collection
Description Level
Item
Accession Number
2018-58
Storage Room
Archives 4th Floor Storage Room
Storage Location
M5 S1 Sh6 B1 F3
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
ca. 1904-1923
Series
Don Cosens Collection - Scrapbook series
Physical Description
1 volume
Scope and Content
A scrapbook containing newspaper clippings that feature local news stories, deaths and poetry. Contains newspaper clippings regarding local soldiers involved in the First World War, and many poetic tribute published in honour of local soldiers. Includes obituaries and death announcements for George Shaw, George Shipway, Michael O'Shea, Sapper Norman Frank Roberts, George A. Metcalf, Frederick Cheeseborough, Thomas Hunter, Frederick Austin, Mary Roberts, Richard Edward Blackwell, Catharine Coughlin, Edwin Yorke Berry, James Henry Roberts, Elizabeth Munro, Chester Steen, Margaret Small, Mary Shaw, [first name unknown] Tomlinson (daughter of Harry T. Tomlinson), George Robinson, J.E. Hatch, Eliza Wilson, James H. Roberts, Mabel Irene Berry, Sarah Ann West, Mary Eleanor Charlton, Frank Cole, Charles Berry, Maggie Lewis, Harold Austin, William Mullins,
Subject Access
First World War

Portrait Photograph - Sam Dubber

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Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Don Cosens Collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
ca. 1890
Accession Number
2018-58
Storage Location
M5 S1 Sh1 B4 F2 2
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Don Cosens Collection
Description Level
Item
Accession Number
2018-58
Storage Room
Archives 4th Floor Storage Room
Storage Location
M5 S1 Sh1 B4 F2 2
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
ca. 1890
Series
Don Cosens Collection- Photographs series
Physical Description
1 postcard : b&w ; 10 x 16.5 cm
Scope and Content
A portrait photograph of Sam Dubber, taken by photographer J.H. Hopkins of St. Thomas, Ontario.
Subject Access
First World War
Images

Papers and Essays - Elgin Women's Work During the Great War

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Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Elgin Historical Society fonds
Description Level
Item
GMD
textual records
Date Range
1897-2001
Accession Number
2002-25
Storage Location
R7 S2 Sh4 B2 F69
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Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Elgin Historical Society fonds
Creator
Hattie Robinson
Description Level
Item
Accession Number
2002-25
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 107
Storage Location
R7 S2 Sh4 B2 F69
GMD
textual records
Date Range
1897-2001
Physical Description
1 hand written school notebook. 8 pgs notebook transcript.
Scope and Content
From a series which consists of papers and essays prepared for and/or presented to the Elgin Historical Society and its predecessor the Elgin Historical and Scientific Institute.
"Elgin Women's Work During the Great War" by Hattie Robinson, 2001. R7 S2 Sh4 B2 F69
Address by Hattie Robinson to: "Women's Historical Society" describing the work done by Elgin County Women's groups to raise funds for relief efforts and support materials for "Comfort Boxes" sent to soldiers at the front. Not dated.
Hattie Robinson served as Secretary of the Elgin Branch of the Canadian War Contingency Association (C. W. C. A.) during their First World War activities.
See: http://www.elgincounty.ca/fww/images/Left%20At%20Home/CWCA/cwca%20index.htm for photogallery of original notebook pages.
Name Access
Elgin Historical Society
Elgin Historical and Scientific Institute
Subject Access
First World War
Images
Documents

R7_S2_Sh4_B2_F69_1 transcribed.pdf

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Papers and Essays - Elgin Women's Work During the Great War

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Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Elgin Historical Society fonds
Description Level
Item
GMD
textual records
Date Range
1897-2001
Accession Number
2002-25
Storage Location
R7 S2 Sh4 B2 F69
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Elgin Historical Society fonds
Creator
Hattie Robinson
Description Level
Item
Accession Number
2002-25
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 107
Storage Location
R7 S2 Sh4 B2 F69
GMD
textual records
Date Range
1897-2001
Physical Description
1 hand written school notebook. 8 pgs notebook transcript.
Scope and Content
From a series which consists of papers and essays prepared for and/or presented to the Elgin Historical Society and its predecessor the Elgin Historical and Scientific Institute.
"Elgin Women's Work During the Great War" by Hattie Robinson, 2001. R7 S2 Sh4 B2 F69
Address by Hattie Robinson to: "Women's Historical Society" describing the work done by Elgin County Women's groups to raise funds for relief efforts and support materials for "Comfort Boxes" sent to soldiers at the front. Not dated.
Hattie Robinson served as Secretary of the Elgin Branch of the Canadian War Contingency Association (C. W. C. A.) during their First World War activities.
Name Access
Elgin Historical Society
Elgin Historical and Scientific Institute
Subject Access
First World War
Images

Papers and Essays - "Letters to His Family"

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Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Elgin Historical Society fonds
Description Level
Item
GMD
textual records
Date Range
1897-2001
Accession Number
2002-25
Storage Location
R7 S2 Sh4 B2 F47
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Elgin Historical Society fonds
Description Level
Item
Item Number
R7 S2 Sh4 B2 F47
Accession Number
2002-25
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 107
Storage Location
R7 S2 Sh4 B2 F47
GMD
textual records
Date Range
1897-2001
Physical Description
3 pgs. of textual records
Scope and Content
Series consists of papers and essays prepared for and/or presented to the Elgin Historical Society and its predecessor the Elgin Historical and Scientific Institute. Item consists a transcription of two letters from a First World War fighter pilot signed "Jack". "Letters to His Family" by First World War fighter pilot "Jack," 1917. R7 S2 Sh4 B2 F47
Name Access
Elgin Historical Society
Elgin Historical and Scientific Institute
Subject Access
First World War
Images

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