Fonds PR-1498 - James Anderson fonds

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James Anderson fonds

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  • 1832-1868 [Photocopied 1942] (Creation)
    Anderson, James, 1812-1867

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21 cm of textual records

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James Anderson was born 12 January 1812 in Calcutta, India. He was the son of Robert Anderson and Eliza Charlotte Simpson, and married to Margaret McKenzie, daughter of Chief Factor Roderick McKenzie. His brother was Alexander Caulfield Anderson.

James Anderson was a Hudson's Bay Company employee and in 1847, he was made Chief Trader at Nipigon House, later working in this capacity at Fort Chipewyan and Fort Simpson. In 1855, Anderson was made Chief Factor in charge of the Mackenzie River District. In 1864, Anderson retired to Sutton West, Ontario. He died 16 October 1867.

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The fonds consists of the journals, correspondence, and letterbooks of James Anderson. The majority of the records are photostats of original records. The originals are believed to belong to the Hudson's Bay Company Archives. The records deal with a variety of matters and were originally created between 1832 and 1858 during Anderson's employment with the Hudson's Bay Company.

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Records with an M accession number are listed in the 1936 "M" series register (ADI0018).


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Archives code(s): A/C/40/An32

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