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91st Battalion - Officers and Wives at Canterbury Cathedral

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Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Anderson family fonds
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
1916
Accession Number
2004-05
Storage Location
C5 Sh6 B3 F8
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Anderson family fonds
Description Level
Item
Accession Number
2004-05
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 105
Storage Location
C5 Sh6 B3 F8
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
1916
Series
Anderson family fonds - Photographs series
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 21.5 x 28 cm
Scope and Content
Black and white photograph showing 91st Overseas Battalion, Canadian Expeditionary Force officers and their wives at Canterbury Cathedral, England, August 1916, on the occasion of the deposition there of the Battalion's colours. Many officers of the 91st Battalion paid to have their wives accompany them to England, where many of them remained until their husbands returned to Canada from active service in 1919. Among the officers who can be identified are the Battalion's commanding officer Lieutenant-Colonel W.J. Green (seated in a chair in the front row, fifth from the left), second in command Major Frederick George Stanbury (seated in a chair in the front row, second from the left), B Company commanding officer Major Alfred Edward Medcalf (seated in a chair at the left end of the front row), A Company commanding officer Major George Stacey (seated on a cushion in the front row, third from the right), Assistant Adjutant Lieutenant Warren A. Andrews (standing in the back row, second from the left), and D Company commanding officer Captain Douglas Erskine Gerrard (standing in the back row, fourth from the left).
Subject Access
First World War
Images

91st Battalion on Parade

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Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Anderson family fonds
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
1916
Accession Number
2004-05
Storage Location
C5 Sh6 B3 F2 7
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Anderson family fonds
Creator
Scott Studio
Description Level
Item
Accession Number
2004-05
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 105
Storage Location
C5 Sh6 B3 F2 7
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
1916
Series
Anderson family fonds - Photographs series
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 12 x 17 cm
Scope and Content
Black and white postcard photograph showing the 91st Battalion, Canadian Expeditionary Force, (Elgin Regiment) on parade on Talbot Street, St. Thomas, Ontario, 1916, immediately prior to embarking for active service in Europe during the First World War. Stamped on reverse with name of Scott Studio, St. Thomas.
Name Access
Elgin Regiment
St. Thomas (Ont.)
Scott Studio
Subject Access
First World War
Images

91st Battalion on Parade

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Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Anderson family fonds
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
1916
Accession Number
2004-05
Storage Location
C5 Sh6 B3 F2 8
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Anderson family fonds
Creator
Scott Studio
Description Level
Item
Accession Number
2004-05
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 105
Storage Location
C5 Sh6 B3 F2 8
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
1916
Series
Anderson family fonds - Photographs series
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 12 x 17 cm
Scope and Content
Black and white postcard photograph showing the 91st Battalion, Canandian Expeditionary Force, (Elgin Regiment) on parade on Talbot Street, St. Thomas, Ontario, 1916, immediately prior to embarking for active service in Europe during the First World War. Stamped on reverse with name of Scott Studio, St. Thomas.
Name Access
91st Battalion
Elgin Regiment
St. Thomas (Ont.)
Scott Studio
Subject Access
First World War
Military
Images

91st Battalion - Presentation of Colours at Canterbury Cathedral

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Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Anderson family fonds
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
1916
Accession Number
2004-05
Storage Location
C5 Sh6 B3 F7
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Anderson family fonds
Description Level
Item
Accession Number
2004-05
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 105
Storage Location
C5 Sh6 B3 F7
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
1916
Series
Anderson family fonds - Photographs series
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 22 x 28.5 cm
Scope and Content
Black and white photograph showing the presentation of colours at Canterbury Cathedral, England by the 91st Overseas Battalion, Canadian Expeditionary Force, 1916. Published in the St. Thomas Times-Journal, April 11, 1950, with caption: "Members of the 91st Overseas Battalion of the First World War will recall this picture taken outside Canterbury Cathedral in England. It shows representatives of the Battalion, raised in Elgin County, arriving at the Cathedral, bearing the regimental colours, which were deposited in the Cathedral and remained there until the war's end, when they were brought back to Canada and placed, along with a stone from the Cathedral, in their present position in the chapel at Trinity Anglican Church, St. Thomas. Leading the party are Sergeant-Major W. Wakeling, Lieutenant Martinell McLachlin and Lieutenant Hugh C. Cameron. Others in the party include Colour Sergeant-Major Stevens and Colour Sergeant-Major McNaughton, Regimental Sergeant-Major Charles Watling, Lieutenant-Colonel W.J. Green, Major F.G. Stanbury, Captain W.F.L. Edwards, Major A.E. Medcalf, Captain D.E. Gerrard, Captain E.P. Cash, Captain George M. Baldwin, Captain Harry B. Madden, and Major George Stacey."
Subject Access
First World War
Images

91st Overseas Battalion - Banquet Program

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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 F14
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Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Anderson family fonds
Description Level
File
Accession Number
2004-05
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 105
Storage Location
C5 Sh5 B1 F14
GMD
textual records
Date Range
1916
Physical Description
1 page of textual records
Scope and Content
File contains the program for a banquet honouring the 91st Overseas Battalion of the Canadian Expeditionary Forces.
Images
Documents

91st Overseas Battalion, Canadian Expeditionary Force - Colours at Trinity Church, St. Thomas

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Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Anderson family fonds
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
[1920?]
Accession Number
2004-05
Storage Location
C5 Sh5 B2 F4
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Anderson family fonds
Description Level
Item
Accession Number
2004-05
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 105
Storage Location
C5 Sh5 B2 F4
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
[1920?]
Series
Anderson family fonds - Photographs series
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 19 x 25 cm on sheet 28 x 34 cm
Scope and Content
Black and white photograph showing the Colours of the 91st Overseas Battalion, Canadian Expeditionary Force on display at Trinity Church, St. Thomas, [1920?].
Name Access
Elgin Regiment
St. Thomas (Ont.)
Subject Access
First World War
Images

91st Overseas Battalion, Canadian Expeditionary Force - Presentation of Colours at Canterbury Cathedral

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Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Anderson family fonds
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
1916
Accession Number
2004-05
Storage Location
C5 Sh5 B1 F13
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Anderson family fonds
Description Level
Item
Accession Number
2004-05
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 105
Storage Location
C5 Sh5 B1 F13
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
1916
Publication
Published in the St. Thomas Times-Journal: November 11, 2008. Caption reads: "To commemorate Remembrance Day, the Bygone Days theme this week is Elgin County's contributions to the war effort. In this photo, soldiers display the colours of the 91st Overseas Battalion, Canadian Expeditionary Force at Canterbury Cathedral, England, 1916".
Series
Anderson family fonds - Photographs series
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 14.5 x 20 cm on sheet 25 x 30 cm
Scope and Content
File contains a photograph showing soldiers removing the colours of the 91st Overseas Battalion, Canadian Expeditionary Force from Canterbury Cathedral, England, ca. 1919. People shown in the photograph include (left to right) Colonel Hagen, Chapter Office, The Precincts, Canterbury Cathedral; Reverend Arch Deacon White-Thompson; Major George Stacey, Company Commander, "A" Company, 91st Overseas Battalion; Mrs. Stacey; Sergeant Charles Henry Watson, "A" Company, 91st Overseas Battalion.
Robert Marshall Anderson presented the 91st Overseas Battalion, Canadian Expeditionary Force with its colours at a ceremony in Pinafore Park, St. Thomas, on May 24, 1916. The colours were deposited in Canterbury Cathedral, England by regimental officers in August 1916.
Name Access
Elgin Regiment
Subject Access
First World War
Images

91st Overseas Battalion - Captain N.H. McGillivray

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Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Anderson family fonds
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
ca. 1916
Accession Number
2004-05
Storage Location
C5 Sh5 B1 F12 5
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 Sh5 B1 F12 5
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
ca. 1916
Series
Anderson family fonds - Photographs series
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 10 x 15 cm
Scope and Content
Black and white portrait photograph of Captain N.H. McGillivray, Military Chaplain, 91st Overseas Battalion, Canadian Expeditionary Force, ca. 1916. In civilian life, McGillivray served as minister at Knox Presbyterian Church, St. Thomas, Ontario. Hopkins Studio photograph.
Listed in Nominal Roll 91st Overseas Battalion: Headquarters Staff, Chaplain
Listed in Elgin County Book of Remembrance: The Great War 1914-1918: "Son of George and Caroline A. Fothergill McGillivray. Enl. Feb. 1916, Served in Canada Chaplain of 91st Battalion; England Chaplain Services; France Chaplain at No. 2 Canadian Casualty Clearing Station. Disch. Nov. 1917".
See: Attestation Papers in Library and Archives Canada Collections - http://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/databases/cef/001042-119.01-e.php?&id_nbr=153549&interval=50&&PHPSESSID=ia67r88e9u77dsr98kd97nlij4
Name Access
Elgin Regiment
St. Thomas (Ont.)
Knox Presbyterian Church, St. Thomas
Subject Access
Churches
First World War
Images

91st Overseas Battalion - Enlisted Soldiers

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Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Anderson family fonds
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
[1916?]
Accession Number
2004-05
Storage Location
C5 Sh5 B1 F12 1
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Anderson family fonds
Description Level
Item
Accession Number
2004-05
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 105
Storage Location
C5 Sh5 B1 F12 1
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
[1916?]
Series
Anderson family fonds - Photographs series
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 9 x 13.5 cm
Scope and Content
Black and white postcard photograph showing four unidentified enlisted soldiers of the 91st Overseas Battalion, Canadian Expeditionary Force (Elgin Regiment), on active duty in Europe during the First World War, [1916?].
Name Access
Elgin Regiment
Subject Access
First World War
Images

91st Overseas Battalion - Lt. L.W. Kinnear

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Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Anderson family fonds
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
[1916?]
Accession Number
2004-05
Storage Location
C5 Sh5 B1 F12 3
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Anderson family fonds
Description Level
Item
Accession Number
2004-05
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 105
Storage Location
C5 Sh5 B1 F12 3
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
[1916?]
Series
Anderson family fonds - Photographs series
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 4.5 x 6.5 cm
Scope and Content
Black and white photograph showing Lt. L.W. Kinnear of the 91st Overseas Battalion, Canadian Expeditionary Force (Elgin Regiment), on active duty in Europe during the First World War, [1916?].
Name Access
Elgin Regiment
Subject Access
First World War
Images

91st Overseas Battalion - Officers

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Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Anderson family fonds
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
[1916?]
Accession Number
2004-05
Storage Location
C5 Sh5 B1 F12 2
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Anderson family fonds
Description Level
Item
Accession Number
2004-05
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 105
Storage Location
C5 Sh5 B1 F12 2
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
[1916?]
Series
Anderson family fonds - Photographs series
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 9 x 13.5 cm
Scope and Content
Black and white postcard photograph showing seven unidentified officers of the 91st Overseas Battalion, Canadian Expeditionary Force (Elgin Regiment), on active duty in Europe during the First World War, [1916?].
Name Access
Elgin Regiment
Subject Access
First World War
Images

"A History of St. Thomas Golf and Country Club"

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Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Anderson family fonds
Description Level
File
GMD
textual records
Date Range
1973
Accession Number
2004-05
Storage Location
C5 Sh2 B1 F19
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Anderson family fonds
Description Level
File
Accession Number
2004-05
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 105
Storage Location
C5 Sh2 B1 F19
GMD
textual records
Date Range
1973
Series
Anderson family fonds - Golf series
Physical Description
1 cm of textual records
Scope and Content
File contains typescript notes entitled "History of St. Thomas Golf and Country Club" by Norman B. "Nipper" Scott.
Name Access
St. Thomas Golf and Country Club
St. Thomas (Ont.)
Scott, Nipper
Scott, Norman "Nipper"
Subject Access
Golf
Sports and Recreation

Alma College - Administration

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Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Anderson family fonds
Description Level
File
GMD
textual records
Date Range
1944-1950
Accession Number
2004-05
Storage Location
C5 Sh2 B1 F15
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Anderson family fonds
Description Level
File
Accession Number
2004-05
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 105
Storage Location
C5 Sh2 B1 F15
GMD
textual records
Date Range
1944-1950
Series
Anderson family fonds - Community Service series
Physical Description
2 cm of textual records
Scope and Content
File contains auditors' reports/financial statements, correspondence, agendas and minutes for Board of Management and committee meetings, and other documents relating to the administration of Alma College.
Name Access
Alma College
St. Thomas (Ont.)
Subject Access
Schools

Alma College - Ella Bowes Chapel

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Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Anderson family fonds
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
ca. 1945
Accession Number
2004-05
Storage Location
C5 Sh6 B3 F2 10
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Anderson family fonds
Description Level
Item
Accession Number
2004-05
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 105
Storage Location
C5 Sh6 B3 F2 10
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
ca. 1945
Series
Anderson family fonds - Photographs series
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 9 x 14 cm
Scope and Content
Black and white postcard photograph showing the interior of the Ella Bowes Chapel at Alma College, [194-?]. The chapel first opened in 1948 and was demolished on April 28, 2016.
Name Access
Alma College
Subject Access
Education
Schools
Images

Alma College - Ella Bowes Chapel

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Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Anderson family fonds
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
ca. 1948
Accession Number
2004-05
Storage Location
C5 Sh6 B3 F2 13
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Anderson family fonds
Description Level
Item
Accession Number
2004-05
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 105
Storage Location
C5 Sh6 B3 F2 13
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
ca. 1948
Series
Anderson family fonds - Photographs series
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 9 x 14 cm
Scope and Content
Black and white postcard photograph showing the exterior of the Ella Bowes Chapel at Alma College, ca. 1948. The chapel first opened in 1948 and was demolished on April 28, 2016.
Name Access
Alma College
Subject Access
Education
Schools
Images

Alma College Principals - Bruce Millar and Perry Dobson

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Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Anderson family fonds
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
[1947?]
Accession Number
2004-05
Storage Location
C5 Sh6 B3 F2 11
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Anderson family fonds
Description Level
Item
Accession Number
2004-05
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 105
Storage Location
C5 Sh6 B3 F2 11
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
[1947?]
Series
Anderson family fonds - Photographs series
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 9 x 14 cm
Scope and Content
Black and white postcard photograph showing in-coming Alma College Principal Bruce Millar with outgoing Principal Perry Dobson, [1947?].
Name Access
Alma College
Subject Access
Education
Schools
Images

Alma College - Science Classroom

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Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Anderson family fonds
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
[ca. 1955?]
Accession Number
2004-05
Storage Location
C5 Sh6 B3 F2 14
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Anderson family fonds
Description Level
Item
Accession Number
2004-05
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 105
Storage Location
C5 Sh6 B3 F2 14
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
[ca. 1955?]
Series
Anderson family fonds - Photographs series
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 9 x 14 cm
Scope and Content
Black and white postcard photograph showing the interior of a science classroom at Alma College, [195-?].
Name Access
Alma College
Subject Access
Education
Schools
Images

Anderson Family fonds

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Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Anderson family fonds
Description Level
Fonds
GMD
graphic material
architectural drawings
textual records
Date Range
1877-1999
Accession Number
2004-05
2015-53
Storage Location
C4 Sh3 P1
C4 Sh5 P1-2
C4 Sh6 B1
C5 Sh2 B1-3
C5 Sh5 B1-2
C5 Sh5 B4-5
C5 Sh6 B3
C5 Sh6 B5
C6 Sh1 B3
M10e
M5 S2 Sh1 B1
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Anderson family fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Accession Number
2004-05
2015-53
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 105
Storage Location
C4 Sh3 P1
C4 Sh5 P1-2
C4 Sh6 B1
C5 Sh2 B1-3
C5 Sh5 B1-2
C5 Sh5 B4-5
C5 Sh6 B3
C5 Sh6 B5
C6 Sh1 B3
M10e
M5 S2 Sh1 B1
GMD
graphic material
architectural drawings
textual records
Date Range
1877-1999
Physical Description
1.36 m of textual records
63 photographs : b&w and col.
4 photographs : b&w negatives
9 postcards : b&w
8 architectural drawings
Physical Condition
The records are in good to excellent condition
History / Biographical
Since the mid 1890s, the Anderson family has been prominent in the social and commercial life of St. Thomas, Ontario, with extensive involvement in community fund raising and other philanthropic ventures, church activities, the arts, sporting events, and the operation of one of the city's iconic business establishments and principal employers, the Anderson Department Store. Robert Marshall Anderson (1860-1940) came to St. Thomas in 1896 as the junior partner in a dry goods business and manager of the department store known as Northway and Anderson. In 1906 Anderson purchased his partner John Northway’s share in the company and established the family business known as the Anderson Department Store that dominated St. Thomas commercial life for much of the 20th century. Building on his success as a businessman, R.M. Anderson soon gained prominence in the city's social and philanthropic circles. He served as President of the Elgin Patriotic Society from the time of its founding in 1914 until its disbandment in 1919. He was active in several civic building campaigns in St. Thomas, including those supporting the construction of Memorial Hospital, new buildings for the Y.M.C.A. and Y.W.C.A., and extensions for Alma College. Mr. Anderson was also a devoted member of Knox Presbyterian Church in St. Thomas and served for many years on its board of managers. He was an avid amateur golfer and curler and was instrumental in establishing several golf clubs/courses in the St. Thomas area. He was a founding member and director of the Elgin Country Club in 1899 (later renamed Pinafore Park Golf Club), one of the few clubs formed in Ontario prior to 1900 still in existence. Also in 1899 R.M. Anderson married Katherine (Kate) Wegg, a lifelong resident of St. Thomas whose ancestors included some of the area's first settlers, the Duncombe and Wegg families. Their son Donald Hume Anderson was born on April 14, 1910 and quickly absorbed his father’s passion for the sports of curling and golf. As a student at the University of Toronto (1928-1932), he was a member of the varsity curling team, and captain of the varsity golf team during his last three years. After completing his Bachelor of Commerce degree in 1932, he entered the family business and continued his secondary career as a recreational and highly competitive amateur sportsman who was instrumental in organizing both curling and golf at local, provincial and national levels. D.H. Anderson was a sixteen-time Club Champion at the St. Thomas Golf & Country Club and served as the Club's President from 1951-1953. In 1990 he donated a portion of farmland for the construction of the Redtail Golf Course in Port Stanley, Ontario, where the Club House is named Anderson House to honour its benefactor. He served as a governor of both the Ontario Golf Association and the Canadian Seniors Golf Association. D.H. Anderson was also a founding member of The St. Thomas Curling Club (formed in 1955), later served as Club President, and led the campaign to fund and construct the St. Thomas Memorial Community Centre Arena, which opened in 1956, providing St. Thomas curlers with six additional sheets of ice. The St. Thomas Curling Club has hosted or participated in many bonspiels at local, provincial, national and international levels. In 1961 a St. Thomas Curling Club team that included D.H. Anderson won the Governor General’s Cup, a feat repeated in 1970 by a Club team featuring his son, Bob Anderson. D.H. Anderson became a Vice-President of the Ontario Curling Association in 1968, and from 1971 to 1973 served as the Association's President. Following his father's example, D.H. Anderson became an influential community leader and philanthropist. He was the founding president of the St. Thomas-Elgin Branch of the Canadian Cancer Society, the St. Thomas-Elgin Branch of the Canadian National Institute for the Blind and the St. Thomas Mental Health Care Association (subsequently renamed the Elgin Association for Community Living). He also served as president of the St. Thomas Board of Trade and the St. Thomas-Elgin Art Gallery Foundation, and was a director of the St. Thomas Y.M.C.A., the St. Thomas Industrial Board and the Elgin County Pioneer Museum. During the Second World War, he was Chairman of the Fundraising Committee of the St. Thomas Branch of the Canadian Red Cross Society. He was often called upon to lead important civic building campaigns, including such initiatives as the construction of a new general hospital and the Public Arts Centre. Like his father, D.H. Anderson was an extremely knowledgeable and widely respected collector of art, books, maps, furniture and other artifacts, especially those created in or relating to the local history of St. Thomas and Elgin County. His private collection was without equal in south western Ontario, and while much of the collection was sold at auction after his death in 2004, many items were donated to the St. Thomas-Elgin Public Art Centre where they remain on display. Donald Hume Anderson married Mary Catherine Morley, August 7, 1937. Their three children, Mary Catherine (Kate), Robert Morley, and Susan Elizabeth (Betsy) joined their father in running the store that bore their family's name. Donald Hume Anderson continued to serve as President of Andersons Limited until the store closed in 1988. He died on February 6, 2004 at the age of 93.
Custodial History
The items and records comprising the fonds were originally in the custody of the Anderson family and were transferred to the Elgin County Archives in 2004.
Scope and Content
Fonds consists principally of records relating to the Anderson family's many athletic, philanthropic and community development activities and is of particular interest to those seeking information on the development of social-service organizations and institutions in St. Thomas, Ontario, and to historians and researchers generally concerned with museum administration, community development fundraising, and the organisation of golf and curling as amateur sports in Ontario. Fonds also includes 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). These records will interest military historians and researchers concerned with how the experiences of war are described and remembered. The correspondence embodies the distinct perspectives on military service of the regular infantry soldier and the military physician. Fonds also includes records acquired and maintained by Mary Morley Anderson during her service as an official with St. Thomas-Elgin Civil Defence. Fonds is arranged in the following series: 1. Community Service 2. Curling 3. Golf 4. Photographs 5. War Correspondence 6. Mary Morley Anderson records
Name Access
Anderson, Donald Hume
Anderson, Robert Marshall
Art Gallery St. Thomas-Elgin
Art Gallery Foundation of St. Thomas and Elgin
St. Thomas Curling Club
St. Thomas Golf and Country Club
St. Thomas (Ont.)
Subject Access
Business and Industry
Finding Aid
Finding Aid available in Reference Room - REF 34
Related Material
Anderson Department Store fonds
Donald Hume Anderson fonds

Art Gallery Foundation of St. Thomas and Elgin - Annual Report

https://inmagic.elgin.ca/en/permalink/archives9311
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Anderson family fonds
Description Level
File
GMD
textual records
Date Range
1989
Accession Number
2004-05
Storage Location
C5 Sh2 B2 F22
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Anderson family fonds
Description Level
File
Accession Number
2004-05
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 105
Storage Location
C5 Sh2 B2 F22
GMD
textual records
Date Range
1989
Series
Anderson family fonds - Community Service series
Physical Description
.5 cm of textual records
Scope and Content
File contains 1989 annual report of the Art Gallery Foundation of St. Thomas and Elgin.
Name Access
Art Gallery Foundation of St. Thomas and Elgin

Art Gallery Foundation of St. Thomas and Elgin - Annual Report

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Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Anderson family fonds
Description Level
File
GMD
textual records
Date Range
1984
Accession Number
2004-05
Storage Location
C5 Sh2 B2 F32
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Anderson family fonds
Description Level
File
Accession Number
2004-05
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 105
Storage Location
C5 Sh2 B2 F32
GMD
textual records
Date Range
1984
Series
Anderson family fonds - Community Service series
Physical Description
10 pages of textual records
Scope and Content
File contains annual report of the Art Gallery Foundation of St. Thomas and Elgin presented on June 28, 1984 during the Annual Members Meeting.
Name Access
Art Gallery Foundation of St. Thomas and Elgin

317 records – page 1 of 16.