Fonds MS-2-768 - George Douglas Elphinstone Anderson fonds

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George Douglas Elphinstone Anderson fonds

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  • Textual record

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MS-2-768

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  • 1945-1947 (Creation)

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5 cm of textual records

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Biographical history

George Douglas Elphinstone Anderson was born in Lunenburg in 1902, the son of Albert and Effie Anderson. His father practiced law in Lunenburg until joining the Royal Canadian Ordinance Corps which posted him to Halifax, Saint John and Ottawa. George graduated from Acadia University with a B.Sc. In 1926 and then pursued a engineering degree from the Nova Scotia Technical University. He worked at Westington Co. as a student engineer before joing Nova Scotia Power and Light in September 1928 as an Electrical Engineer. During World War II, Anderson head a special division of NSPL that was set up to deguass merchant and naval ships for which he was awarded the Order of the British Empire in the King's Honour List in 1945. Anderson continued to work at NSPL after the war filling a variety of engineering and administrative positions. In 1969, he retired from the Company as Executive Vice-President.

Custodial history

The fonds was donated by David Anderson in 2011.

Scope and content

Fonds contains radio scripts, correspondence and published materials related to the radio program, "Now It Can Be Told". Anderson wrote the radio scripts and most of the correspondence, while working as a Staff Engineer for Nova Scotia Light and Power.

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  • English

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English

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All files are open to researchers.

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Materials do not circulate and must be used in the Archives and Special Collections Reading Room. Materials may be under copyright. Contact departmental staff for guidance on reproduction.

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No further accruals are expected.

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Preferred citation: [Identification of item],George Douglas Elphinstone Anderson fonds , MS-2-768 Box [box number], Folder [folder number], Dalhousie University Archives, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.

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