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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

I.O.D.E. Float in Peace Day Parade, 1919

https://inmagic.elgin.ca/en/permalink/archives103133
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Scott Studio fonds
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
1919
Storage Location
Box 143, Envelope 95807
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Scott Studio fonds
Description Level
Item
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 107
Storage Location
Box 143, Envelope 95807
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
1919
Physical Description
1 negative : glass plate
Physical Condition
Good
Scope and Content
A float of the I.O.D.E. (Imperial Order of the Daughters of the Empire), St. Thomas chapter decorated for the Peace Day Parade held in St. Thomas on July 19, 1919, celebrating the end of the First World War. The float was designed and decorated by Warren A. Andrews, an Anderson Department Store employee.
This photograph was published in the St. Thomas Times-Journal, July 21, 1919, with caption: "The spirit of peace surmounting the globe was splendidly portrayed in the float arranged by St. Thomas Chapter I.O.D.E., which was given the place of honour in the peace pageant. Warren Andrews of the Anderson Company Limited designed this delightful creation and supervised the decorating. The horses were loaned by W.T. Futcher, of Talbotville, who also donated his services as driver. The wagon was donated by Thomas McKeown of this city while Barrister W.K. Cameron very kindly permitted the ladies to use his rink for rehearsal purposes. Mrs. Bowers was convenor of the float. The little girls who figured in the unit were: Jean Andrews, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Warren Andrews, spirit; Grace McIlroy, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Edwin McIlroy; Grace Wright, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. E.N. Wright; Jean Evans, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A. Evans; Charlotte Chamberlain, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A. Chamberlain."
Name Access
St. Thomas (Ont.)
Anderson Department Store
Andrews, Col. W.A.
Imperial Order of the Daughters of the Empire
IODE
Subject Access
Parades
First World War
Images

Correspondence - W.A. Andrews

https://inmagic.elgin.ca/en/permalink/archives23524
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Anderson family fonds
Description Level
File
GMD
textual records
Date Range
1916
Accession Number
2004-05
Storage Location
C5 Sh5 B1 F5
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Anderson family fonds
Description Level
File
Item Number
C5 Sh5 B1 F5 4, 5, 6
Accession Number
2004-05
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 105
Storage Location
C5 Sh5 B1 F5
GMD
textual records
Date Range
1916
Series
Anderson family fonds - War Correspondence series
Physical Description
5 pages / 3 letters
Scope and Content
C5 Sh5 B1 F5 4a, b, C5 Sh5 B1 F5 5a, b, C5 Sh5 B1 F5 6a
File contains a collection of letters written on December 6, 1916, from various Anderson Department Store employees to Warren Andrews, a former employee and member of the 2nd Battalion, Canadian Expeditionary Forces during the First World War
Letters are all written on 9.5 cm x 14.5 cm sheets of paper, and mostly contain messages of support for the war and holiday cheer for Christmas; many employees describe events that have been taking place at the store since Anderson's absence (new Christmas decorations et. al.); a few letters reveal that St. Thomas had been having an unseasonably warm December, with a good chance of a green Christmas
Letters were posted to "somewhere in France"
Name Access
Anderson Department Store
Anderson, Robert Marshall
Andrews, Col. W.A.
Subject Access
First World War
Images

Correspondence - W.A. Andrews

https://inmagic.elgin.ca/en/permalink/archives23525
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Anderson family fonds
Description Level
File
GMD
textual records
Date Range
1916
Accession Number
2004-05
Storage Location
C5 Sh5 B1 F5
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Anderson family fonds
Description Level
File
Item Number
C5 Sh5 B1 F5 7, 8, 9, 10
Accession Number
2004-05
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 105
Storage Location
C5 Sh5 B1 F5
GMD
textual records
Date Range
1916
Series
Anderson family fonds - War Correspondence series
Physical Description
6 pages / 4 letters
Scope and Content
C5 Sh5 B1 F5 7a, b, C5 Sh5 B1 F5 8a, C5 Sh5 B1 F5 9a, C5 Sh5 B1 F5 9b, C5 Sh5 B1 F5 10a
File contains a collection of letters written on December 6, 1916, from various Anderson Department Store employees to Warren Andrews, a former employee and member of the 2nd Battalion, Canadian Expeditionary Forces during the First World War
Letters are all written on 9.5 cm x 14.5 cm sheets of paper, and mostly contain messages of support for the war and holiday cheer for Christmas; many employees describe events that have been taking place at the store since Anderson's absence (new Christmas decorations et. al.); a few letters reveal that St. Thomas had been having an unseasonably warm December, with a good chance of a green Christmas
Letters were posted to "somewhere in France"
Name Access
Anderson Department Store
Anderson, Robert Marshall
Andrews, Col. W.A.
Subject Access
First World War
Images

Correspondence - W.A. Andrews

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Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Anderson family fonds
Description Level
File
GMD
textual records
Date Range
1916
Accession Number
2004-05
Storage Location
C5 Sh5 B1 F5
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Anderson family fonds
Description Level
File
Item Number
C5 Sh5 B1 F5 11, 12, 13, 15
Accession Number
2004-05
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 105
Storage Location
C5 Sh5 B1 F5
GMD
textual records
Date Range
1916
Series
Anderson family fonds - War Correspondence series
Physical Description
6 pages / 5 letters
Scope and Content
C5 Sh5 B1 F5 11a, b, C5 Sh5 B1 F5 12a, C5 Sh5 B1 F5 13a, C5 Sh5 B1 F5 14a, C5 Sh5 B1 F5 15a
File contains a collection of letters written on December 6, 1916, from various Anderson Department Store employees to Warren Andrews, a former employee and member of the 2nd Battalion, Canadian Expeditionary Forces during the First World War
Letters are all written on 9.5 cm x 14.5 cm sheets of paper, and mostly contain messages of support for the war and holiday cheer for Christmas; many employees describe events that have been taking place at the store since Anderson's absence (new Christmas decorations et. al.); a few letters reveal that St. Thomas had been having an unseasonably warm December, with a good chance of a green Christmas
Letters were posted to "somewhere in France"
Name Access
Anderson Department Store
Anderson, Robert Marshall
Andrews, Col. W.A.
Subject Access
First World War
Images

Correspondence - W.A. Andrews

https://inmagic.elgin.ca/en/permalink/archives23527
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Anderson family fonds
Description Level
File
GMD
textual records
Date Range
1916
Accession Number
2004-05
Storage Location
C5 Sh5 B1 F5
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Anderson family fonds
Description Level
File
Item Number
C5 Sh5 B1 F5 16, 17, 18, 19
Accession Number
2004-05
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 105
Storage Location
C5 Sh5 B1 F5
GMD
textual records
Date Range
1916
Series
Anderson family fonds - War Correspondence series
Physical Description
6 pages / 4 letters
Scope and Content
C5 Sh5 B1 F5 16 C5 Sh5 B1 F5 17a, C5 Sh5 B1 F5 17b, C5 Sh5 B1 F5 18a, C5 Sh5 B1 F5 18b, C5 Sh5 B1 F5 19
File contains a collection of letters written on December 6, 1916, from various Anderson Department Store employees to Warren Andrews, a former employee and member of the 2nd Battalion, Canadian Expeditionary Forces during the First World War
Letters are all written on 9.5 cm x 14.5 cm sheets of paper, and mostly contain messages of support for the war and holiday cheer for Christmas; many employees describe events that have been taking place at the store since Anderson's absence (new Christmas decorations et. al.); a few letters reveal that St. Thomas had been having an unseasonably warm December, with a good chance of a green Christmas
Letters were posted to "somewhere in France"
Name Access
Anderson Department Store
Anderson, Robert Marshall
Andrews, Col. W.A.
Subject Access
First World War
Images

Correspondence - W.A. Andrews

https://inmagic.elgin.ca/en/permalink/archives23528
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Anderson family fonds
Description Level
File
GMD
textual records
Date Range
1916
Accession Number
2004-05
Storage Location
C5 Sh5 B1 F5
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Anderson family fonds
Description Level
File
Item Number
C5 Sh5 B1 F5 20, 21, 22, 23
Accession Number
2004-05
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 105
Storage Location
C5 Sh5 B1 F5
GMD
textual records
Date Range
1916
Series
Anderson family fonds - War Correspondence series
Physical Description
6 pages / 4 letters
Scope and Content
C5 Sh5 B1 F5 20a, C5 Sh5 B1 F5 20b, C5 Sh5 B1 F5 21, C5 Sh5 B1 F5 22, C5 Sh5 B1 F5 23a, C5 Sh5 B1 F5 23b
File contains a collection of letters written on December 6, 1916, from various Anderson Department Store employees to Warren Andrews, a former employee and member of the 2nd Battalion, Canadian Expeditionary Forces during the First World War
Letters are all written on 9.5 cm x 14.5 cm sheets of paper, and mostly contain messages of support for the war and holiday cheer for Christmas; many employees describe events that have been taking place at the store since Anderson's absence (new Christmas decorations et. al.); a few letters reveal that St. Thomas had been having an unseasonably warm December, with a good chance of a green Christmas
Letters were posted to "somewhere in France"
Name Access
Anderson Department Store
Anderson, Robert Marshall
Andrews, Col. W.A.
Subject Access
First World War
Images

Correspondence - W.A. Andrews

https://inmagic.elgin.ca/en/permalink/archives23529
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Anderson family fonds
Description Level
File
GMD
textual records
Date Range
1916
Accession Number
2004-05
Storage Location
C5 Sh5 B1 F5
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Anderson family fonds
Description Level
File
Item Number
C5 Sh5 B1 F5 24, 25, 26
Accession Number
2004-05
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 105
Storage Location
C5 Sh5 B1 F5
GMD
textual records
Date Range
1916
Series
Anderson family fonds - War Correspondence series
Physical Description
6 pages / 3 letters
Scope and Content
C5 Sh5 B1 F5 24a, C5 Sh5 B1 F5 24b, C5 Sh5 B1 F5 25a, C5 Sh5 B1 F5 25b, C5 Sh5 B1 F5 26a, C5 Sh5 B1 F5 26b
File contains a collection of letters written on December 6, 1916, from various Anderson Department Store employees to Warren Andrews, a former employee and member of the 2nd Battalion, Canadian Expeditionary Forces during the First World War
Letters are all written on 9.5 cm x 14.5 cm sheets of paper, and mostly contain messages of support for the war and holiday cheer for Christmas; many employees describe events that have been taking place at the store since Anderson's absence (new Christmas decorations et. al.); a few letters reveal that St. Thomas had been having an unseasonably warm December, with a good chance of a green Christmas
Letters were posted to "somewhere in France"
Name Access
Anderson Department Store
Anderson, Robert Marshall
Andrews, Col. W.A.
Subject Access
First World War
Images

Correspondence - W.A. Andrews

https://inmagic.elgin.ca/en/permalink/archives23530
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Anderson family fonds
Description Level
File
GMD
textual records
Date Range
1916
Accession Number
2004-05
Storage Location
C5 Sh5 B1 F5
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Anderson family fonds
Description Level
File
Item Number
C5 Sh5 B1 F5 27, 28, 29
Accession Number
2004-05
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 105
Storage Location
C5 Sh5 B1 F5
GMD
textual records
Date Range
1916
Series
Anderson family fonds - War Correspondence series
Physical Description
6 pages / 3 letters
Scope and Content
C5 Sh5 B1 F5 27a, C5 Sh5 B1 F5 27b, C5 Sh5 B1 F5 28a, C5 Sh5 B1 F5 28b, C5 Sh5 B1 F5 29a, C5 Sh5 B1 F5 29b
File contains a collection of letters written on December 6, 1916, from various Anderson Department Store employees to Warren Andrews, a former employee and member of the 2nd Battalion, Canadian Expeditionary Forces during the First World War
Letters are all written on 9.5 cm x 14.5 cm sheets of paper, and mostly contain messages of support for the war and holiday cheer for Christmas; many employees describe events that have been taking place at the store since Anderson's absence (new Christmas decorations et. al.); a few letters reveal that St. Thomas had been having an unseasonably warm December, with a good chance of a green Christmas
Letters were posted to "somewhere in France"
Name Access
Anderson Department Store
Anderson, Robert Marshall
Andrews, Col. W.A.
Subject Access
First World War
Images

Correspondence - W.A. Andrews

https://inmagic.elgin.ca/en/permalink/archives23531
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Anderson family fonds
Description Level
File
GMD
textual records
Date Range
1916
Accession Number
2004-05
Storage Location
C5 Sh5 B1 F5
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Anderson family fonds
Description Level
File
Item Number
C5 Sh5 B1 F5 30, 31, 32
Accession Number
2004-05
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 105
Storage Location
C5 Sh5 B1 F5
GMD
textual records
Date Range
1916
Series
Anderson family fonds - War Correspondence series
Physical Description
6 pages / 3 letters
Scope and Content
C5 Sh5 B1 F5 30a, C5 Sh5 B1 F5 30b, C5 Sh5 B1 F5 31a, C5 Sh5 B1 F5 31b, C5 Sh5 B1 F5 32a, C5 Sh5 B1 F5 32b
File contains a collection of letters written on December 6, 1916, from various Anderson Department Store employees to Warren Andrews, a former employee and member of the 2nd Battalion, Canadian Expeditionary Forces during the First World War
Letters are all written on 9.5 cm x 14.5 cm sheets of paper, and mostly contain messages of support for the war and holiday cheer for Christmas; many employees describe events that have been taking place at the store since Anderson's absence (new Christmas decorations et. al.); a few letters reveal that St. Thomas had been having an unseasonably warm December, with a good chance of a green Christmas
Letters were posted to "somewhere in France"
Name Access
Anderson Department Store
Anderson, Robert Marshall
Andrews, Col. W.A.
Subject Access
First World War
Images

Correspondence - W.A. Andrews

https://inmagic.elgin.ca/en/permalink/archives23532
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Anderson family fonds
Description Level
File
GMD
textual records
Date Range
1916
Accession Number
2004-05
Storage Location
C5 Sh5 B1 F5
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Anderson family fonds
Description Level
File
Item Number
C5 Sh5 B1 F5 33, 34, 35, 36, 37
Accession Number
2004-05
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 105
Storage Location
C5 Sh5 B1 F5
GMD
textual records
Date Range
1916
Series
Anderson family fonds - War Correspondence series
Physical Description
5 pages / 5 letters
Scope and Content
C5 Sh5 B1 F5 33, C5 Sh5 B1 F5 34, C5 Sh5 B1 F5 35, C5 Sh5 B1 F5 36, C5 Sh5 B1 F5 37,
File contains a collection of letters written on December 6, 1916, from various Anderson Department Store employees to Warren Andrews, a former employee and member of the 2nd Battalion, Canadian Expeditionary Forces during the First World War
Letters are all written on 9.5 cm x 14.5 cm sheets of paper, and mostly contain messages of support for the war and holiday cheer for Christmas; many employees describe events that have been taking place at the store since Anderson's absence (new Christmas decorations et. al.); a few letters reveal that St. Thomas had been having an unseasonably warm December, with a good chance of a green Christmas
Letters were posted to "somewhere in France"
Name Access
Anderson Department Store
Anderson, Robert Marshall
Andrews, Col. W.A.
Subject Access
First World War
Images

Correspondence - W.A. Andrews

https://inmagic.elgin.ca/en/permalink/archives23533
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Anderson family fonds
Description Level
File
GMD
textual records
Date Range
1916
Accession Number
2004-05
Storage Location
C5 Sh5 B1 F5
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Anderson family fonds
Description Level
File
Item Number
C5 Sh5 B1 F5 38
Accession Number
2004-05
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 105
Storage Location
C5 Sh5 B1 F5
GMD
textual records
Date Range
1916
Series
Anderson family fonds - War Correspondence series
Physical Description
1 envelope
Scope and Content
C5 Sh5 B1 F5 38a, C5 Sh5 B1 F5 38b,
File contains a collection of letters written on December 6, 1916, from various Anderson Department Store employees to Warren Andrews, a former employee and member of the 2nd Battalion, Canadian Expeditionary Forces during the First World War
Letters are all written on 9.5 cm x 14.5 cm sheets of paper, and mostly contain messages of support for the war and holiday cheer for Christmas; many employees describe events that have been taking place at the store since Anderson's absence (new Christmas decorations et. al.); a few letters reveal that St. Thomas had been having an unseasonably warm December, with a good chance of a green Christmas
Letters were posted to "somewhere in France"
Name Access
Anderson Department Store
Anderson, Robert Marshall
Andrews, Col. W.A.
Subject Access
First World War
Images

Correspondence - Donald McCallum to W.A. Andrews

https://inmagic.elgin.ca/en/permalink/archives23534
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Anderson family fonds
Description Level
File
GMD
textual records
Date Range
1917
Accession Number
2004-05
Storage Location
C5 Sh5 B1 F7
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Anderson family fonds
Description Level
File
Item Number
C5 Sh5 B1 F7 2
Accession Number
2004-05
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 105
Storage Location
C5 Sh5 B1 F7
GMD
textual records
Date Range
1917
Series
Anderson family fonds - War Correspondence series
Physical Description
9 pages of textual records
Scope and Content
File contains letters written by Anderson Department Store employee Donald McCallum to W.A. Andrews while Andrews was a member of the 2nd Battalion, Canadian Expeditionary Forces during the First World War.
Name Access
Anderson Company Limited
Anderson Department Store
Andrews, Col. W.A.
Subject Access
First World War
Images

Correspondence - Ruby Copeman to W.A. Andrews

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Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Anderson family fonds
Description Level
File
GMD
textual records
Date Range
1916-1917
Accession Number
2004-05
Storage Location
C5 Sh5 B1 F8
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Anderson family fonds
Description Level
File
Item Number
C5 Sh5 B1 F8 1
Accession Number
2004-05
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 105
Storage Location
C5 Sh5 B1 F8
GMD
textual records
Date Range
1916-1917
Series
Anderson family fonds - War Correspondence series
Physical Description
10 pages of textual records
Scope and Content
File contains letter from Ruby Copeman, an employee of the Anderson Department Store, to Warren Andrews, a former employee and member of the 2nd Battalion Canadian Expeditionary Forces in the First World War
Letter is dated June 15, 1917, and is written on "The Anderson Company, Limited" stationery
Letter is mostly concerned with keeping Andrews up-to-date with the various changes occuring at the department store (changes in staff etc.); Copeman states: "store and war news is about all I have to talk about."
Copeman has enclosed a clipping from the St. Thomas Times-Journal regarding the replacement of volunteer nurses with professionals at military hospitals in France
Name Access
Anderson Company Limited
Anderson Department Store
Andrews, Col. W.A.
Copeman, Ruby
Subject Access
First World War
Images

Correspondence - Ruby Copeman to W.A. Andrews

https://inmagic.elgin.ca/en/permalink/archives23536
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Anderson family fonds
Description Level
File
GMD
textual records
Date Range
1916-1917
Accession Number
2004-05
Storage Location
C5 Sh5 B1 F8
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Anderson family fonds
Description Level
File
Item Number
C5 Sh5 B1 F8 2
Accession Number
2004-05
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 105
Storage Location
C5 Sh5 B1 F8
GMD
textual records
Date Range
1916-1917
Series
Anderson family fonds - War Correspondence series
Physical Description
10 pages of textual records
Scope and Content
File contains letter from Ruby Copeman, an employee of the Anderson Department Store, to Warren Andrews, a former employee and member of the 2nd Battalion Canadian Expeditionary Forces in the First World War
Letter is dated August 19, 1916, and is written on "The Anderson Company, Limited" stationery
Describes some changes occurring at the department store, including the training of new administrative staff
Copeman mentions getting letters from other St. Thomas natives who are fighting in the war: a member of the Kerr family, and Donald "Mac" McCallum, another former employee of the department store
Name Access
Anderson Company Limited
Anderson Department Store
Andrews, Col. W.A.
Copeman, Ruby
Subject Access
First World War
Images

Correspondence - Robert Marshall Anderson to W.A. Andrews

https://inmagic.elgin.ca/en/permalink/archives23537
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Anderson family fonds
Description Level
File
GMD
textual records
Date Range
1916-1917
Accession Number
2004-05
Storage Location
C5 Sh5 B1 F9
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Anderson family fonds
Description Level
File
Item Number
C5 Sh5 B1 F9 2
Accession Number
2004-05
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 105
Storage Location
C5 Sh5 B1 F9
GMD
textual records
Date Range
1916-1917
Series
Anderson family fonds - War Correspondence series
Physical Description
11 pages of textual records
Scope and Content
File contains letter from Robert Marshall Anderson, president and owner of the Anderson Department Store, to Warren Andrews, a former employee, and member of the 2nd Battalion Canadian Expeditionary Forces during the First World War
Letter is dated November 1, 1916, and typed on "The Anderson Company, Limited" stationery; it is addressed to "somewhere in France"
Anderson states that he has published the "non-personal" part of a letter from Andrews in the local newspaper (Times-Journal?) believing it would be of interest to the people of St. Thomas
States that the 153rd Wellington Battalion have been quartered in St. Thomas for the winter
Discusses events at the department store (Autumn opening, good business, rearrangement of the stockroom, etc.)
Mentions another former store member, Donald "Mac" MacCallum, who has fallen ill while overseas training for the war
States that a number of the local men of the 91st Battalion have returned to Canada because they were physically unfit
Name Access
Anderson Company Limited
Anderson Department Store
Anderson, Robert Marshall
Andrews, Col. W.A.
Subject Access
First World War
Images

Warren A. Andrews

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Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Anderson family fonds
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
1914
Accession Number
2004-05
Storage Location
C5 Sh6 B3 F17
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Anderson family fonds
Creator
Hopkins Studio
Description Level
Item
Accession Number
2004-05
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 105
Storage Location
C5 Sh6 B3 F17
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
1914
Series
Anderson family fonds - Photographs series
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 15 x 10 cm in frame 23.5 x 15.5 cm
Scope and Content
Black and white portrait photograph showing Anderson Department Store employee Warren A. Andrews in his military uniform, 1914. Andrews served as an officer with the 91st Overseas Battalion, Canadian Expeditionary Force during the First World War.
Name Access
St. Thomas (Ont.)
Anderson Department Store
Andrews, Col. W.A.
Elgin Regiment
Subject Access
First World War
Business and Industry
Images

Presentation of Colours to 91st Battalion

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Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Elgin County Vertical File Collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
textual records
Date Range
1916
Storage Location
Box 247, File 29
(R11 S4 Sh3 B7)
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Elgin County Vertical File Collection
Description Level
Item
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 110
Storage Location
Box 247, File 29
(R11 S4 Sh3 B7)
GMD
textual records
Date Range
1916
Physical Description
4 p. of textual records
Scope and Content
Digitized copy of St. Thomas Daily Times article published May 25, 1916 concerning the ceremony held at Pinafore Park, St. Thomas, on Victoria Day, May 24, 1916, in which the 91st Battalion, C.E.F. received its regimental colours. The article includes photographs of the presentation ceremony (taken by photographer John Jackson) and the donor of the colours, St. Thomas businessman Robert Marshall Anderson.
Name Access
St. Thomas (Ont.)
91st Battalion
Anderson, Robert Marshall
Anderson Department Store
Pinafore Park
Subject Access
91st Battalion
First World War
Soldiers
Military
Documents

Oriental Tea Room

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Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Anderson Department Store fonds
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
1915
Accession Number
2004-05
Storage Location
C5 Sh6 B1 F5 22
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Anderson Department Store fonds
Description Level
Item
Accession Number
2004-05
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 105
Storage Location
C5 Sh6 B1 F5 22
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
1915
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 ; 15.5 x 25.5 cm
Scope and Content
Black and white photograph showing an "oriental tea room" installation at the Anderson Department Store. Includes employees and others dressed in costumes. The installation was part of a benefit staged to support Elgin County soldiers serving in the First World War.
Name Access
Anderson Department Store
Anderson Company Limited
St. Thomas (Ont.)
Subject Access
Business and Industry
First World War
Images

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