Collection APL 004 - Torsten Anderson collection

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Torsten Anderson collection

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  • Textual record

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CA Them Days APL 004

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  • 1901 - 1978 (Creation)

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1 cm of textual records

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Biographical history

Torsten Anderson (Feb. 9, 1834-19-) was born in Norway. He came to Labrador in the late 1840's as an employee of the Hudson's Bay Company. Torsten's real name was Torstein Kverna. Torstein is an old Norwegian spelling and pronunciation of Torsten. He changed his surname to Anderson in Labrador because Kverna was too difficult to pronounce, and because his father's name was Anders. The name Anders had been in the family for about two hundred years when Torsten was born. Torsten Anderson was the first man to settle in Makkovik, Labrador. He married Mary Thomas in 1859 and had a family of six boys and four girls.

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Scope and content

Collection consists of correspondence from Torsten Anderson to his family in Norway and his great-grandson Curtis McNeill to THEM DAYS; Anderson and McNeill family tree; correspondence from Dag Christensen to THEM DAYS; article from VI MENN entitled "En Begnadol I Labrador".

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Records were received from Torsten Anderson, Dag Christensen and Curtis McNeill


Language of material

  • English
  • Norwegian

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Originals and some photocopies of originals, which are stored elsewhere

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No restrictions

Terms governing use, reproduction, and publication

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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Associated materials

Andersen genealogy file; Them Days Vol. 3.3, Vol. 8.2, Vol. 14.3, Vol. 21.4; Library: "Makkovik 100 Years Plus", "Makkovik: Eskimos and Settlers in a Labrador Community"; photograph collection.

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  • English

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