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Albert Anderson family fonds

DATES OF CREATION:
177? - 1970

PHYSICAL EXTENT:
1.36 m of textual records and other material

ADMINISTRATIVE HISTORY/BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCH:
The Anderson family emigrated to Sackville, New Brunswick from Yorkshire England about 1772 settling at Cole's Island on the Tantramar Marshes. While one branch of the family (Titus Anderson and his son Thomas Rheese Anderson) were sea-faring men, this branch worked the land, including Thomas Anderson, Sr., Thomas Anderson, Edward M. Anderson, Albert Anderson Sr., Albert Rupert Anderson. The Andersons were for many years closely associated with the Patterson family through marriage and business and some of their records are also evident in the fonds.

Albert Rupert Anderson, (26 July 1912- March 2004) was born in Sackville, New Brunswick, the son of Aretus and Nettie (Etter) Anderson. He graduated from the Nova Scotia Agricultural College in 1933 and was a lifelong farmer specializing in dairy and hay production. He was married to Marjorie Douthwright and had one daughter, Shelly.

CUSTODIAL HISTORY:
Fonds was in the continuous custody of the Anderson family, in particular Mr. Albert Rupert Anderson, with the exception of Accession 7832 which was found by Peter Robinson in a barn on the Cole's Island property following its sale for the construction of the CBC Radio Canada International transmission towers.

SCOPE AND CONTENT:
Fonds consists of accounts, legal documents, wills, deeds and other property documents, diaries, personal and business correspondence, agricultural records, marsh records, New Brunswick Commissioners of Sewers records, maps and photographs created, collected and used by various members of the Anderson family, both male and female, over several generations. While some arrangement, generally by individual family members and subject series, has been carried out by Archives staff, at this time records of various family members are scattered throughout several accessions and re-arrangement and re-description will be required before fonds can be well described to meet current archival standards.

SOURCE OF THE TITLE:
Title based on contents of fonds

ACCRUALS:
Not expected

ASSOCIATED MATERIAL:
None known

FINDING AID:
Inventory available at repository

IMMEDIATE SOURCE OF ACQUISITION:
Donated by Albert Rupert Anderson and his daughter Shelly Anderson, 1983, 1995, 1997 with the exception of Accession 7832 which was purchased from Peter Robinson, 1978

LANGUAGE:
English

LOCATION OF ORIGINALS:
Mount Allison University Archives

PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION:
Some items are in a fragile condition

RELATED RECORDS:
Mount Allison University Archives, Anderson family history compiled by Annie (James) Anderson, 7635: Mount Allison University Archives Addendum to Anderson Family history, compiled by Vera (Anderson Macdonald, 8431. Mount Allison University Archives, Patterson family fonds, see 7001; Mount Allison University Archives, Thomas Rheese Anderson fonds, 7610, 8610, 9610.

ALL OTHER NOTES:
Not applicable

RETRIEVAL NO.:
7832, 8317, 9125, 9501, 9709

REPOSITORY:
Mount Allison University Archives

RESTRICTIONS ON ACCESS, USE AND REPRODUCTION:
Open for research purposes. Copying and/or publication permitted only with written permission of the Mount Allison University Archives

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