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Peter Anderson fonds

  • CA EDM MS-218
  • Archief
  • 1899-1941, predominantly 1914-1916.

This fonds consists of a menu card, a manuscript account of Peter Anderson’s escape from a prisoner-of-war camp in Germany during World War I; a letter written from the Bischofswerda camp to his son, Bert; humorous regimental orders and a uniform button for the 101st Edmonton Fusiliers (9th Battalion, Canadian Expeditionary Force).
The photographs include Peter Anderson and family, Peter Anderson in military uniform and Sandison’s Brickyard.

Anderson, Peter

Sandison's Brickyard

On verso: 'The hills in the background would [be] between 116th Street and 120th St.; now 100 Ave. runs along the top. In the foreground is a kiln with fire boxes all along which is a common brick kiln. The part you see is made of fire brick and is permanent. The bricks are dried and built up inside this kilm in a pattern to let the air circulate freely to fire the bricks evenly. When they were build up about 20 ft., the outside was plastered with thick mud and cord wood was used to fire them, 24 hours a day. The round kilns were permanent and pressed brick were put in them in a patter so as the air circulated around evenly and slack coal was used for firing the kilns. If it got too hot the brick would melt together and were at first thrown away, later used at Trinity Church'. Likely written in 1972.

Mr. & Mrs. Pete Anderson, Jeannie & Bert

Peter Anderson with his wife Mary Anne (Allen) and their first two children Jennie and Bert.
Names: Allen, Mary Anne; Anderson, Bert (Albert); Anderson, Jennie; Anderson, Mary Anne; Anderson, Peter

Sandison's Brickyard Crew at Boarding House

On verso: 'Charlie J. Sandison in front at right. Son in foreground with dog. Charlie Sandison got caught in a belt in the plant and died the next day. You can still see the hollow in the golf course where a clay pit was, just before you turn to go onto the Groat Road from River Road'. Likely written in 1972.