Fonds 99-8 - Anderson family fonds

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Anderson family fonds

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CA CRMA 99-8

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  • [ca. 1910-1937] (Creation)
    Anderson (family)

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3 cm of textual records;93 photographs

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([ca. 1880] -)

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The Carnwath family was one of Vancouver's early families. Charles H. Carnwath, originally from New Brunswick, lived in Vancouver from the 1880s and owned one of the first lumber companies in the city. Charles' wife, Phoebe Stewart, was from San Francisco. Charlotte Ferne Carnwath, one of their five daughters married William Scott Anderson, a CPR Ticket Office Clerk, and son of William and Matilda Anderson, also early Vancouver residents who originally came from the Barony in New Brunswick. Charlotte and William resided at 5463 Larch Street.

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Records were in the custody of Edward McAllister, the son of Mae McAllister (nee Anderson) and the grandson of W.E. Anderson.

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The fonds consists of miscellaneous correspondence and documents regarding the use of fish tokens by the Quathiaski Canning Co., business license and other supporting documentation of the Quathiaski Canning Company, and a series of photographs which feature a selection of views of the Quathiaski Canning Company operations, Quadra Island and members of the Anderson family and their homes in Vancouver and Quathiaski Cove.

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BCAUL control number: CRMA-60

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