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Anderson, Hugh Abercrombie
TitleAnderson, Hugh Abercrombie
Scope and Content of FondsThis is a very small amount of material related to the career of Hugh Abercrombie Anderson, a Newfoundlander who spent most of his working life in New York City. It includes - the dust jacket to Anderson's biography of his brother, John Murray Anderson, a prominent Broadway - producer in the 1920s, 1930s and 1940s; a review of the biography by Sylvia Wigh, which appeared in a - St. John's newspaper; a newspaper report on Hugh Anderson's visit to St. John's in 1955; a clipping - showing him addressing the St. John's Rotary Club; and two newspaper accounts of his death in 1965. - The information contained in this material is mainly biographical. - In June 1995 the Archives acquired the original document awarding Anderson membership in the Military - Division of the Order of the British Empire. At the same time, a newspaper clipping of a column written by - the Wayfarer in the St John newspaper, The Daily News, was found in a box of miscellaneous clippings - which were part of the bequest to Memorial University of Joseph R. Smallwood. The clipping contained - information on the Anderson family and a reprint of a poem by Hugh Anderson, "Damming the Belle Isle - Straits", which he sent to the newspaper. It has been photocopied for preservation reasons and added to - this collection. - Gilbert Higgins was given a typescript of Anderson's play "The Mermaid Tavern" by Anderson many years - ago. In July 1996 he presented that copy to the Archives.
Author of Finding AidRiggs, Bert, 1954-
Date of Finding Aid1995
Resource TypeFinding AId
CollectionArchives and Special Collections Finding Aids (EAD)
SponsorMemorial University of Newfoundland. Libraries. Archives and Special Collections Division
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