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Fonds RBSC-ARC-1007 - Peter Anderson fonds

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Peter Anderson fonds

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RBSC-ARC-1007

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  • 1885-1958 (Creation)
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    Anderson, Peter B., b. 1866

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1 cm of textual records;108 photographs

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Anderson, Peter B., b. 1866

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Peter Anderson was born in Onsjo, Sweden. He emigrated to the United States in 1885, settling in Minnesota. After working as a farmer, he joined Weyerhaeuser Timber Company in Wisconsin as a logger. In 1888 Anderson moved to Tacoma, Washington where he became a partner in a small shingle mill. After the mill closed, Anderson went to the Klondike in 1897. While there he earned enough money to open a saw mill back in Washington State. He then moved north to British Columbia where, after contracting to log for Hastings Mill, he and his sons began a new company at Knox Bay and then Grassy Bay.

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The fonds consists of photographs of early logging in British Columbia, including those of the Knox Bay Camp (1890s-1929), and Anderson's reminiscences about his life.

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