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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

Anderson Company Limited Peace Day Parade Float

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Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Scott Studio fonds
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
July 19, 1919
Storage Location
Box 143, Envelope 95800
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Scott Studio fonds
Description Level
Item
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 107
Storage Location
Box 143, Envelope 95800
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
July 19, 1919
Physical Description
1 negative : glass plate
Physical Condition
Broken, with a small piece missing
Scope and Content
The Anderson Company Limited parade float decorated for Peace Day celebrations held July 19, 1919 in St. Thomas. Anderson Company Limited founder and president Robert Marshall Anderson is visible wearing a black-banded hat, and his son Donald Hume Anderson is second from the left. This photograph was probably taken at Robert Marshall Anderson's residence, 24 Rosebery Place, St. Thomas.
Name Access
St. Thomas (Ont.)
Anderson Company Limited
Anderson Department Store
Anderson, Donald Hume
Anderson, Robert Marshall
Subject Access
First World War
91st Battalion
Military
Business and Industry
Images

Anderson Company Limited Peace Day Parade Float

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Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Anderson Department Store fonds
Description Level
File
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
1919
Accession Number
2004-05
Storage Location
C5 Sh6 B1 F19 1
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Anderson Department Store fonds
Description Level
File
Accession Number
2004-05
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 105
Storage Location
C5 Sh6 B1 F19 1
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
1919
Series
Anderson Department Store fonds - The Anderson Company Limited series
Anderson Department Store fonds - The Anderson Company Limited series - Photographs sub-series
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 11.5 x 16.5 cm
Scope and Content
Black and white photograph showing an Anderson Company Limited parade float decorated for the Peace Day celebration held in St. Thomas on July 19, 1919 to mark the conclusion of the First World War. Anderson Company Limited founder and president Robert Marshall Anderson is at the wheel of the float, and his son, Donald Hume Anderson is second from the left. This photograph was probably taken at Robert Marshall Anderson's residence, 24 Rosebery Place, St. Thomas.
Name Access
Anderson Department Store
Anderson Company Limited
St. Thomas (Ont.)
Anderson, Robert Marshall
Anderson, Donald Hume
Subject Access
Business and Industry
First World War
Military
91st Battalion
Images