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Torsten Anderson collection
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- Anderson, Torsten
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1 cm of textual records
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Torsten Anderson (1834-19-) was born in Norway on 9 February 1834 as Torstein Kverna. He married Mary Thomas in 1859; they had six boys and four girls.
Torstein Kverna arrived in Labrador in the late 1840s as an employee of the Hudson's Bay Company. He adopted a new name following his arrival in Labrador, altering the old Norwegian spelling of Torstein to Torsten and changing his surname from Kverna to Anderson as the latter was considered too difficult to pronounce. He chose the Anderson as his father's name was Anders and the name Anders had been in the family for about two hundred years. Torsten Anderson was the first European to settle in Makkovik, Labrador.
Records were received from Dag Christensen and Curtis McNeill, great-grandson of Torsten Anderson.
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Collection consists of correspondence from Torsten Anderson to his family in Norway and letters from his great-grandson Curtis McNeill to Them Days. The collection also includes the Anderson and McNeill family tree; correspondence from Dag Christensen to Them Days; and an article from Vi Menn entitled "En Begnadol I Labrador".
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English and Norwegian. No translations.
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No restrictions on access. Much material in Them Days Archives has copyright protection. Researchers must obtain permission from copyright holders before publication in any form.
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Created - April 25, 2013
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