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Elgin County Archives
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Anderson family fonds
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ca. 1975-1986
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ca. 1975-1986

'Letter from Dr. Duncan Anderson to his Mother'

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Elgin County Archives
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Anderson family fonds
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textual records
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1900
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C5 Sh5 B1 F2 #1
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Elgin County Archives
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Anderson family fonds
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Archives Storage Rm. 105
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C5 Sh5 B1 F2 #1
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1900
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Anderson family fonds - War Correspondence series
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4 pages of textual records
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Letter from Dr. Duncan Anderson, a medical officer in the Royal Military Rifles, 6th Regiment, to his mother, written during the Boer War, dated June 2, 1900
Paper has been somewhat damaged and Anderson's penmanship is not always neat, making some portions of the letter difficult to decipher
Seems to describe a period in which Anderson was stationed in Cape Town, South Africa; he discusses the hot weather near the equator, the wildlife in the area, the reception of Canadian soldiers, and the quality of local hotels (poor)
Mentions that other doctors had been stationed in South Africa for a year and that these men speculated that the war would continue for sometime (official end to the Second Boer War was marked by the signing of the Peace of Vereeniging two years later)
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Anderson, Dr. Duncan

'Letter from Dr. Duncan Anderson to his Mother'

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Elgin County Archives
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Anderson family fonds
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GMD
textual records
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C6 Sh5 B1 F2 #2
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Elgin County Archives
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Anderson family fonds
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Archives Storage Rm. 105
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C6 Sh5 B1 F2 #2
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Anderson family fonds - War Correspondence series
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3 pages of textual records
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File contains a letter written by Dr. Duncan Anderson, a Medical Officer in the Royal Military Rifles, 6th Regiment, to his mother during the Boer War, dated January 19, 1901
Anderson describes the landscape opposite the Cape of Good Hope, which he describes as the most southerly point of Africa; this is incorrect (the furthest point south is 150 km. further to the South-East at Cape Agulhas)
Anderson mentions the famous shipwreck of the British HMS Birkenhead off the coast of the Cape of Good Hope, which occurred on the 25th of February, 1852 (likely references this event to convey the heightened dramatic affect of this well-known nautical landmark)
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Anderson, Dr. Duncan

'Letter from Archie Anderson to Kate Wegg and Robert Marshall Anderson'

https://inmagic.elgin.ca/en/permalink/archives16842
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Elgin County Archives
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Anderson family fonds
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GMD
textual records
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1900
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C5 Sh5 B1 F3 #1
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Elgin County Archives
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Anderson family fonds
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Archives Storage Rm. 105
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C5 Sh5 B1 F3 #1
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textual records
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1900
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Anderson family fonds - War Correspondence series
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1 page of textual record
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File contains letter from Archie Anderson to Kate Wegg and Robert Marshall Anderson from the Boer War, dated Wednesday January 17, 1900
Archie describes his experiences at Camp Belmont, a military camp in South Africa; he mentions both pleasures (sports, including football, cricket, and rugby) and hardships (being worked from 5 a.m. to 8 p.m.)
Includes an anecdote about a soldier on guard duty who shoots himself in the foot
Archie speculates about when and where the regiment will be stationed next; he has heard rumours that the troops will move towards Bloemfontein, a city in central South Africa, which would be taken over by the British forces two months later
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Anderson, Archie
Anderson, Kate Wegg
Anderson, Robert Marshall

'Letter from Archie Anderson to Robert Marshall Anderson'

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Elgin County Archives
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Anderson family fonds
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GMD
textual records
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1900
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C5 Sh5 B1 F3 #2
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Elgin County Archives
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Anderson family fonds
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Archives Storage Rm. 105
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C5 Sh5 B1 F3 #2
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textual records
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1900
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Anderson family fonds - War Correspondence series
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1 page of textual record
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File contains letter from Archie Anderson to his brother Robert Marshall Anderson, from the Boer War, dated May 9th, 1900.
Contents of letter is mostly personal in nature; discusses Archie's bout of illness, the return of a bank draft that had been sent to him, the welfare of people at home, and Archie's feelings about South Africa (he says the people are kind to him, but he will be happy to "get out of the country where they... have such signs as 'soldiers and dogs not admitted.'")
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Anderson, Archie
Anderson, Robert Marshall

'Letter from Archie Anderson to Kate Wegg and Robert Marshall Anderson'

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Elgin County Archives
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Anderson family fonds
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GMD
textual records
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1899
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C5 Sh5 B1 F3 #3
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Elgin County Archives
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Anderson family fonds
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Archives Storage Rm. 105
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C5 Sh5 B1 F3 #3
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textual records
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1899
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Anderson family fonds - War Correspondence series
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2 pages of textual records
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File contains letter from Archie Anderson to Kate Wegg and Robert Marshall Anderson, from the Boer War, dated December 14th, 1899
letter sent from 'Camp Belmont,' a military camp in South Africa where Archie is stationed
Archie reveals that the letter has been written by moonlight, thus the script is often difficult to decipher
Mentions his excitement about receiving their first letters, his tireless work on outpost and guarding duty, and his terrible thirst (says that the Boers have poisoned their water supply, and consequently, the troops have not bathed or drank for five days)
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Anderson, Archie
Anderson, Kate Wegg
Anderson, Robert Marshall

'Letter from Archie Anderson to Kate Wegg and Robert Marshall Anderson'

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Elgin County Archives
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Anderson family fonds
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GMD
textual records
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1900
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C5 Sh5 B1 F3 #4
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Elgin County Archives
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Anderson family fonds
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Archives Storage Rm. 105
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C5 Sh5 B1 F3 #4
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textual records
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1900
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Anderson family fonds - War Correspondence series
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1 page of textual record
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File contains letter written during the Boer War, from Archie Anderson to Kate Wegg and Robert Marshall Anderson, from London, England, dated July 2nd, 1900
Following his time in South Africa, Archie was stationed in England
He discusses: the weather (cold, foggy, rainy); the likelihood of being deployed to South Africa again (very little, speculates that the war is almost over); and his opinions on the war (felt that it was wrong that his regiment was sent into Cape Town with only "bully beef" [corned beef] rations to eat)
Archie also mentions that he has read in the newspaper that Percy Ermatinger, another St. Thomas native who served in the Boer War, has been reported missing in South Africa
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Anderson, Archie
Anderson, Kate Wegg
Anderson, Robert Marshall

'Letter from Archie Anderson to Kate Wegg and Robert Marshall Anderson'

https://inmagic.elgin.ca/en/permalink/archives16846
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
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Anderson family fonds
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GMD
textual records
Date Range
1900
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C5 Sh5 B1 F3 #6
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Elgin County Archives
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Anderson family fonds
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Archives Storage Rm. 105
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C5 Sh5 B1 F3 #6
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textual records
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1900
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Anderson family fonds - War Correspondence series
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1 page of textual record
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File contains letter written by Archie Anderson to Kate Wegg and Robert Marshall Anderson during the Boer War, dated May 28th, 1900
Following his time in South Africa, Archie was stationed in England; this letter was posted from Clacton-on-Sea, a seaside resort in Essex
At this point, Archie is growing restless of what he calls a "lazy" life-style, filling in time at the crowded beach in Clacton; he is tired of the rainy weather in England, and ready to return to Canada
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Anderson, Archie
Anderson, Kate Wegg
Anderson, Robert Marshall

'Letter from Archie Anderson to Kate Wegg and Robert Marshall Anderson'

https://inmagic.elgin.ca/en/permalink/archives16847
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
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Anderson family fonds
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GMD
textual records
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1900
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C5 Sh5 B1 F3 #5
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Elgin County Archives
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Anderson family fonds
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Archives Storage Rm. 105
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C5 Sh5 B1 F3 #5
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textual records
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1900
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Anderson family fonds - War Correspondence series
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1 page of textual record
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File contains a letter from Archie Anderson to Kate Wegg and Robert Marshall Anderson, written during the Boer War, dated May 17, 1900
Following his time in South Africa, Archie was stationed in England; this letter was posted from Clacton-on-Sea, a seaside resort in Essex
The tone of this letter is rather dark; Archie mentions the death of Henry Barr of Windsor, a student at Ann Arbour Medical College, whom he had befriended
Archie states: "My section has suffered about the most of any in the regiment. At present, as far as I can learn, we have had 12 casualties out of 26 men."
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Anderson, Archie
Anderson, Kate Wegg
Anderson, Robert Marshall

'Letter from Archie Anderson to Kate Wegg and Robert Marshall Anderson'

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Elgin County Archives
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Anderson family fonds
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GMD
textual records
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1900
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C5 Sh5 B1 F3 #7
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Elgin County Archives
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Anderson family fonds
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Archives Storage Rm. 105
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C5 Sh5 B1 F3 #7
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textual records
Date Range
1900
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Anderson family fonds - War Correspondence series
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1 page of textual record
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File contains letter from Archie Anderson to Kate Wegg and Robert Marshall Anderson, written during the Boer War, dated August 14, 1900
Following his time in South Africa, Archie was stationed in England; this letter was posted from the Isle of Man
His doctor seems to have recommended that Archie take a brief leave of absence from the army, so he spends this time at the popular summer resorts on the Isle, which he prefers to Clacton
Archie mentions that the war keeps "dragging along"
Also says: "China is the all absorbing question here now." (Talking about the Boxer Rebellion [1899-1901] occurring in China? Or the hotly debated issue of the use of Chinese indentured labour in South Africa?)
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Anderson, Archie
Anderson, Kate Wegg
Anderson, Robert Marshall

'Letter from Archie Anderson to Kate Wegg and Robert Marshall Anderson'

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Elgin County Archives
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Anderson family fonds
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GMD
textual records
Date Range
1900
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C5 Sh5 B1 F3 #8
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Elgin County Archives
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Anderson family fonds
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Archives Storage Rm. 105
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C5 Sh5 B1 F3 #8
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textual records
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1900
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Anderson family fonds - War Correspondence series
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1 page of textual record
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File contains letter from Archie Anderson to Kate Wegg and Robert Marshall Anderson, written during the Boer War, dated June 19th, 1900
Following his time in South Africa, Archie was stationed in England, this letter was posted from London
At this point, Archie has been in London for a week, and has taken up residence just down the street from Buckingham palace (he writes: "I was very fortunate indeed in getting such a good place as this. It is quite a change for me to have a bedroom to myself.")
Letter mostly describes the sites of London that Archie has visited: Guild Hall, St. Paul's Cathedral, Madame Trussauds Wax Museum, etc.
Archie states that he will not be sent home to Canada until the end of the war; however, he speculates that he will not be sent back to South Africa
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Anderson, Archie
Anderson, Kate Wegg
Anderson, Robert Marshall

'Letter from Archie Anderson to Kate Wegg and Robert Marshall Anderson'

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Elgin County Archives
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Anderson family fonds
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GMD
textual records
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ca. 1899
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C5 Sh5 B1 F3 #9
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Elgin County Archives
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Anderson family fonds
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Archives Storage Rm. 105
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C5 Sh5 B1 F3 #9
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textual records
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ca. 1899
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Anderson family fonds - War Correspondence series
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2 pages of textual records
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File contains letter from Archie Anderson to Kate Wegg and Robert Marshall Anderson, written during the Boer War, dated Saturday November 11th (1899?)
Letter is written in light blue pencil on newsprint, making the script hard to decipher
Discusses the "St. Thomas boys" in his regiment, reassures his family members that they are all doing well
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Anderson, Archie
Anderson, Kate Wegg
Anderson, Robert Marshall

'Letter from Archie Anderson to Kate Wegg and Robert Marshall Anderson'

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Elgin County Archives
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Anderson family fonds
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GMD
textual records
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1900
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C5 Sh5 B1 F3 #10
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Elgin County Archives
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Anderson family fonds
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Archives Storage Rm. 105
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C5 Sh5 B1 F3 #10
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textual records
Date Range
1900
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Anderson family fonds - War Correspondence series
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1 page of textual record
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File contains letter from Archie Anderson to Kate Wegg and Robert Marshall Anderson, written during the Boer War, dated April 11th, 1900
Following his time spent in South Africa, Archie was stationed in England; this letter was posted from a station hospital outside of London
He describes: arriving at Plymouth harbour, travelling down the coast, and up the river Thames into London
He is anxious to hear from his family and friends in St. Thomas, and wishes to return to Canada; however, he will not be sent home until the end of the war
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Anderson, Archie
Anderson, Kate Wegg
Anderson, Robert Marshall

'Letter from Archie Anderson to Kate Wegg and Robert Marshall Anderson'

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Elgin County Archives
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Anderson family fonds
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GMD
textual records
Date Range
1900
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C5 Sh5 B1 F3 #11
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Elgin County Archives
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Anderson family fonds
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Archives Storage Rm. 105
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C5 Sh5 B1 F3 #11
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textual records
Date Range
1900
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Anderson family fonds - War Correspondence series
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1 page of textual record
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File contains letter from Archie Anderson to Kate Wegg and Robert Marshall Anderson, written during the Boer War, dated August 28, 1900
Following his time spent in South Africa, Archie was stationed in England; this letter was posted from Liverpool
Letter discusses people he has met and stayed with in England (including a Mrs. Howsworth); where he will travel next (Hull, in eastern Yorkshire); and of homesickness
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Anderson, Archie
Anderson, Robert Marshall
Anderson, Kate Wegg

'Letter from Archie Anderson to Kate Wegg and Robert Marshall Anderson'

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Elgin County Archives
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Anderson family fonds
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GMD
textual records
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1899
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C5 Sh5 B1 F3 #12
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Elgin County Archives
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Anderson family fonds
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Archives Storage Rm. 105
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C5 Sh5 B1 F3 #12
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textual records
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1899
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Anderson family fonds - War Correspondence series
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1 page of textual record
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File contains letter from Archie Anderson to Kate Wegg and Robert Marshall Anderson, written during the Boer War, dated 1899
This letter was written en route to Kimberly, in the North West of South Africa, which the British forces captured in October of 1899
Archie speculates that the troops will see action early in the next week
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Anderson, Archie
Anderson, Kate Wegg
Anderson, Robert Marshall

'Letter from Archie Anderson to Kate Wegg and Robert Marshall Anderson'

https://inmagic.elgin.ca/en/permalink/archives16856
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Elgin County Archives
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Anderson family fonds
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GMD
textual records
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1900
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C5 Sh5 B1 F3 #13
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Elgin County Archives
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Anderson family fonds
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Archives Storage Rm. 105
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C5 Sh5 B1 F3 #13
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1900
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Anderson family fonds - War Correspondence series
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1 page of textual record
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File contains a letter from Archie Anderson to Kate Wegg and Robert Marshall Anderson, written during the Boer War, dated September 9, 1900
Following the time he spent in South Africa, Archie was stationed in England; this letter was posted from Hull
Letter is basically informing his family members of his movements in the U.K.; says he will leave Hull to go to London, and then Shomecliffs (?)
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Anderson, Archie
Anderson, Kate Wegg
Anderson, Robert Marshall

'Letter from Archie Anderson to Kate Wegg and Robert Marshall Anderson'

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Elgin County Archives
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Anderson family fonds
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GMD
textual records
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1899
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C5 Sh5 B1 F3 #14
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Elgin County Archives
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Anderson family fonds
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Archives Storage Rm. 105
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C5 Sh5 B1 F3 #14
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1899
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Anderson family fonds - War Correspondence series
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1 page of textual record
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File contains letter from Archie Anderson to Kate Wegg and Robert Marshall Anderson, written during the Boer War, dated Monday November 6, 1899
Letter was written while travelling on the Atlantic Ocean, nearing St. Vincent (likely Cape St. Vincent of Portugal, and not the Caribbean Island)
Archie reports that although there has been one death and several accidents on board, he has had an alright time and has not been seasick
Name Access
Anderson, Archie
Anderson, Kate Wegg
Anderson, Robert Marshall

'Letter from Archie Anderson to Kate Wegg and Robert Marshall Anderson'

https://inmagic.elgin.ca/en/permalink/archives16860
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Elgin County Archives
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Anderson family fonds
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GMD
textual records
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1899
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C5 Sh5 B1 F3 #15
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Elgin County Archives
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Anderson family fonds
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Archives Storage Rm. 105
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C5 Sh5 B1 F3 #15
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textual records
Date Range
1899
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Anderson family fonds - War Correspondence series
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2 pages of textual records
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File contains letter from Archie Anderson to Kate Wegg and Robert Marshall Anderson, written during the Boer War, dated November 18, 1899
Letter was written onboard the S.S. Sardinia, a steam ship which carried the First Canadian Contingent to South Africa in 1899
Letter is written in pale blue pencil on newsprint, and thus, the script is often hard to decipher
Name Access
Anderson, Archie
Anderson, Kate Wegg
Anderson, Robert Marshall

'Letter from Archie Anderson to Kate Wegg and Robert Marshall Anderson'

https://inmagic.elgin.ca/en/permalink/archives16861
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
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Anderson family fonds
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GMD
textual records
Date Range
1900
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C5 Sh5 B1 F4 #1
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Elgin County Archives
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Anderson family fonds
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Archives Storage Rm. 105
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C5 Sh5 B1 F4 #1
GMD
textual records
Date Range
1900
Series
Anderson family fonds - War Correspondence series
Physical Description
1 page of textual record
Scope and Content
File contains letter from Archie Anderson to Kate Wegg and Robert Marshall Anderson, written during the Boer War, dated June 11th, 1900
Following his time spent in South Africa, Archie was stationed in England; this letter was posted from Clacton-on-Sea, a seaside resort in Essex
Archie discusses the bureaucracy of the army and his difficulty getting his wages
Written just after he was granted a furlough (leave of absence)
Archie describes the pleasure he gets from meeting up with other Canadians while overseas; he spends time with a student from Owen Sound who had been studying in London
Name Access
Anderson, Archie
Anderson, Kate Wegg
Anderson, Robert Marshall

'Letter from Archie Anderson to Kate Wegg and Robert Marshall Anderson'

https://inmagic.elgin.ca/en/permalink/archives16862
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
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Anderson family fonds
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GMD
textual records
Date Range
1900
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C5 Sh5 B1 F4 #2
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Elgin County Archives
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Anderson family fonds
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Archives Storage Rm. 105
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C5 Sh5 B1 F4 #2
GMD
textual records
Date Range
1900
Series
Anderson family fonds - War Correspondence series
Physical Description
1 page of textual record
Scope and Content
File contains letter from Archie Anderson to Kate Wegg and Robert Marshall Anderson, written during the Boer War, dated June 24th, 1900
Following the time he spent in South Africa, Archie was stationed in England; this letter was posted from London
In this letter, Archie discusses his growing restlessness during this leave of absence; he states that he is tired of "loafing about"
Also mentions his trip to a local theatre, to Hyde Park, and to Westminster Abbey; says he will leave for Scotland or Paris soon
Name Access
Anderson, Archie
Anderson, Kate Wegg
Anderson, Robert Marshall

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