Collection ID3414 - Charles Warren Anderson railway

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Charles Warren Anderson railway

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  • 1846-1980 (Creation)
    Anderson, Charles Warren

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2.2 m of textual records

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Biographical history

Major Charles Warren Anderson was born in Saint John, New Brunswick, in 1896, the son of James A. and Eliza (Warren) Anderson. He was educated in the public schools of Saint John.
Anderson enlisted in 1918 and served in the 1st Siege Battery in France and Belgium during the First World War and was demobilized in 1919. He then worked for the Dominion Rubber Co. in Saint John; in 1924 he became associated with the Victory Garage & Supply Co. of Saint John. In 1930, he joined J. Clark & Son, Saint John and later Regal Motors, which was under the management of George Gallagher. Later he accepted a position with R.S. Miller, Saint John Dodge agents.

Anderson enlisted in the militia as a private soldier in 1921; he was commissioned as a lieutenant 1925 and rose to command A Company, 7th Machine Gun Battalion and later B Company of the 1st Battalion Saint John Fusiliers. He was a member of the Saint John Garrison Officer's Mess, the United Services Institute of New Brunswick, the New Brunswick Rifle Association, and the Community Concert Association. His long interest in railways led him to collect information about railways and railroads in New Brunswick.

Source: Prominent People of New Brunswick, 1937

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This fonds consists of historical correspondence, reports, acts, agreements and other material about New Brunswick railways. There are monthly payrolls of Salisbury and Harvey Railway, 1898-1901; accounts of the Albert Railway, 1877-1882; cancelled cheques and promissory notes of the N.B. Railway Co., 1884-1887; and records of the Northern and Western Railway Co., Railway Extension Co., and Cumberland Railway and Coal Co. The collection includes timetables, correspondence, lists of locomotives, notes, notices, newsletters and copies of newspaper articles.

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