Anderson family (descendants of Thomas Sr.)
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The Anderson family were descendants of Thomas Sr. (1745-1841) and Mary Anderson, who emigrated to Sackville, New Brunswick, from Yorkshire, England, in the early 1770s. Settling at Cole’s Island, situated on the Tantramar Marsh near Sackville, the first two generations engaged in farming. Titus Anderson, grandson of Thomas Sr., became a master mariner, the first of many seafaring men in the Anderson family of Sackville.
The records were a gift to Mount Allison Archives, delivered by Phyllis Stopps on behalf of the donor, George Anderson of Sackville, New Brunswick, son of Thomas Rheese Anderson.
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Records consist mainly of family correspondence, including many letters written by the Anderson family shipmasters while involved in coastal and foreign trade; miscellaneous financial records, the estate of Titus Anderson, business cards, miscellaneous printed items, and notes.
Arrangement imposed by Archivist. Often the places and occasionally the dates used in the description of the letters have been taken from the envelopes containing them. The envelopes, although in a separate file, have been assigned the same item number as the letter it originally held.
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Donated by George Anderson, 1996
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Additional Anderson family records are located in accessions 7610, 8317, 8610, 9125, and 9501. The Anderson family History is accession 7635, and an addendum to it is the accession 8431.