Anderson, John

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Epithet: of Add MS 33106

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Epithet: Major; Bengal Engineers

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Epithet: Reverend; of the General Register House, Edinburgh

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Epithet: of Add MS 32702

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Epithet: Bailiff of the Port called ' Portus Domine nostre Gracie per terram.'

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Epithet: formerly of the Northumberland Militia

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Epithet: advocate

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Scottish surgeon

From the guide to the John Anderson letters to John Riddell, 1824-1827, (The New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division.)

Epithet: merchant, of Bristol

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Mariner; possibly a merchant; of Paterson, New Jersey.

From the guide to the John Anderson papers, 1804-1822, (The New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division.)

Epithet: of Sherborne Dorset

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Epithet: witness of Wolley Ch xi.67

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Epithet: DD; Minister of Newburgh, county Fifeshire

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Epithet: Subject of Mss Eur E315

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Epithet: of Old Meldrum

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Very little is known about John Anderson of Newark, Delaware. It appears that he sold or traded farm goods, including pigs, cows, and sheep to local residents from 1891 until 1921. It is possible that he was partners in a firm named Anderson and Finley for a brief time around 1896. He rented property at 57 Chapel Street from Charles Krapf and maintained accounts for several family members including aunts and uncles.

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From the guide to the John Anderson account book, 1891-1940, 1891-1898, (University of Delaware Library - Special Collections)

John Anderson (1853-1911) was born in Portland, Maine, on August 6, 1853. He was the only son born to Samuel J. Anderson and Jane Wade Dow Anderson. Anderson graduated from Portland High School in 1872. After a short course in commercial college, Anderson took a position in the foreign exchange department of Jay Cooke and Company. He also held positions with the Agency of London and the First National Bank of New York. It was during this same period that Anderson received a letter from his cousin Samuel Dow describing the bountiful prospects in New Britain, Florida, which would later be renamed Ormond Beach. Dow described the city saying, "I have found God's country."

On February 26, 1876, Anderson arrived in Florida with friend Charles Fox. Anderson met future business partner, Joseph D. Price, while looking for land in 1876. Anderson and Dow purchased 80 acres that would later become the Santa Lucia Plantation. Anderson focused on developing agriculture which included oranges, lemons, and grape fruit.

With the development of new transportation routes, such as the St. Johns and Halifax Railroad Company in 1886, Anderson and Price realized they could draw visitors to the eastern coast of Florida. On January 1, 1888, the partners opened the Ormond Hotel on the Santa Lucia Plantation land. For nearly a century, the 75-room hotel would be a social and business center for the town. It was the opening of the Ormond Hotel that catapulted Ormond's visibility as a vacation spot. Anderson took a lead role in building the tourism industry in the region. He and Price sold the hotel in 1891 to Henry Flagler, who renovated it to attract clientele such as the Rockefellers and Astors. Anderson and Price remained in the hotel business as operating managers of the Ormond Hotel and later purchased the Coquina Hotel in 1903.

Between 1876-1878 and 1881-1882 Anderson was Volusia County's tax assessor. He also was involved in endeavors such as the creation of the first golf course in Volusia County and organizing the first automobile racing event on the beach in 1902. Anderson died in 1911 and was buried in Portland, Maine.

Source: Strickland, Alice. Ormond on the Halifax: A Centennial History of Ormond Beach, Florida . Holly Hill, Fl: Southeast Printing and Publishing Company, 1980. 59-82. Strickland, Alice. The Valiant Pioneers . Miami, Fl: Center Printing Company, 1963. 53-57, 65-69.

From the guide to the John Anderson Papers Relating to Ormond Beach, 1869-1910, (Special and Area Studies Collections, George A. Smathers Libraries, University of Florida)

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referencedIn Smithsonian Institution. Office of the Secretary. Correspondence, 1863-1879 Smithsonian Institution Archives
referencedIn Generations of Auto Workers: Anderson, Indiana, 1930-1982 Indiana University, Bloomington. Center for the Study of History and Memory
referencedIn Records of the U.S. Coast Guard. 1785-2005.
creatorOf John Anderson account book, 1891-1940, 1891-1898 University of Delaware Library - Special Collections
creatorOf Grant and Power of Attorney British Library
referencedIn 44085. MISCELLANE0US LETTERS AND PAPERS, viz.:-, 1300-1923 British Library
referencedIn United States Political Campaign Materials Collection, and undated, 1840-2009 David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
referencedIn Miscellaneous legal documents, 1810-1911, 1810-1911 British Library
referencedIn Vol. CCCXXXI (ff. 364). Sept.-9 Dec. 1868.includes:f. 1 Lord Ronald Charles Sutherland-Leveson-Gower, son of George, 2nd Duke of Sutherland: Correspondence with W. E. Gladstone: 1861-1897.ff. 4, 50 George Fleming Warren, 2nd Baron de Tabley: Cor... British Library
referencedIn Vol. vii. (ff. 441). July, 1798-1800.includes:f. 1 Sir George Fitzgerald Hill, 2nd Baronet: Letter to the 2nd Earl of Chichester: 1798. ff. 4, 10, 35, 54, 58, 62, 64, 68, 116, 169, 173, 176, 182, 254, 438 Richard Griffith: Letters to the 2nd Earl of... British Library
referencedIn Vol. XVII (ff. 690). A-G.includes:f. 3 Reverend William Agar Adamson, of Clonlea, county Clare: Letter to the Bp. of Killaloe: 1832. ff. 5, 37 Reverend William Agar Adamson, of Clonlea, county Clare: Correspondence with Lord Goderich: 1832. ff. 7, ... British Library
creatorOf Vol. I. (ff.) A-Bair.James Stern, writer: Philip Antrobus: Letter to James Stern from Philip Antrobus: 1968.Walter Abish: James Stern, writer: Letters to James Stern from Walter Abish: 1969-1970.Sir Harold Mario Mitchell Acton, writer: James Stern,... British Library
referencedIn Vol. CCCXXXII (ff. 297). 10-31 Dec. 1868.includes:f. 1 George William Frederick Brudenell-Bruce, 2nd Marquess of Ailesbury: Correspondence with W. E. Gladstone: 1861-1872.ff. 3, 96 Sir Valentine-Augustus Browne, 4th Earl of Kenmare: Correspondenc... British Library
referencedIn Weather Bureau National Archives at College Park
referencedIn Vol. F.Bukkur, Province of Sind: Plan, etc., of the island and fort: 1839.Major John Anderson, Bengal Engineers: Plan by, of the Bolan Pass: 1839.Quetta, Baluchistan: Sketch-map of its vicinity: 1839.Major-General Sir Henry Marion Durand, KCSI: Plans... British Library
referencedIn Records of U.S. Air Force Commands, Activities, and Organizations. 1900 - 2003. Moving Images Relating to Military Aviation Activities. 1947 - 1984. US CONGRESSMEN IN SAIGON AND PROVINCES, VIETNAM
referencedIn Vol. CCI (ff. 251). 23 Aug. 1786-26 Dec. 1787.Trade and Plantations; Board of Commissioners for: Minutes: 1784-1794.Trade and Commerce: Minutes of Committee of Trade: 1784-1794.Fisheries: Minutes of Committee of Trade cone. Newfoundland, Greenland, a... British Library
referencedIn Harvard Law School Forums Records Harvard Law School Library Langdell Hall Cambridge, MA 02138
creatorOf John Anderson Papers Relating to Ormond Beach, 1869-1910 Special and Area Studies Collections, George A. Smathers Libraries, University of Florida
referencedIn United States Sanitary Commission records. Army and Navy Claim Agency archives, 1861-1870 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
referencedIn Caroline Bond Day papers Peabody Museum Archives, Harvard University
referencedIn Tailyour family papers, Tailyour family, 1743-2003, 1780-1840 William L. Clements Library
referencedIn Vol. I (ff. 491). A-C.includes:ff. 1, 3 George Hamilton-Gordon, 4th Earl of Aberdeen; formerly Gordon; Prime Minister: Letters to Sir R. I. Murchison: 1852, 1858.f. 5 Charles Francis Adams, American diplomatist in London: Letter to Sir R. I. Murc... British Library
referencedIn Thomas Addis Emmet collection, 1483-1876 (bulk:1700-1800) New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
creatorOf John Anderson papers, 1804-1822 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
referencedIn Church of Scotland missionary archive, [microform]., 1829-1933 (inclusive) Yake University Divinity School Library
referencedIn Vol. xvii. (ff. 411). Home Correspondence Jan.-Apr. 1744.George II of England: Correspondence of the Duke of Newcastle, Sec. of State, etc.: 1727 -1760.: Diplomatic.includes:ff. 1, 40, 143 William Poole, junior, of Poole: Correspondence with the Duk... British Library
referencedIn Vol. R.Major-General Sir Henry Marion Durand, KCSI: Plans by, of places in Afghanistan: 1839.: (signed).Major John Anderson, Bengal Engineers: Plan by, of the Bala Hissar at Kabul: 1839.Captain William Frazer Tytler, of the Bengal Army: Plans of Kand... British Library
referencedIn Charles Marie Georges Garnier papers, 189-1953. Houghton Library
referencedIn Ernest Lewis Gay papers, 1901-1914. Houghton Library
referencedIn Leon Trotsky exile papers, 1929-1940. Houghton Library
referencedIn Stanford University film collection, circa 1920s-1980s Cecil H. Green Library. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
referencedIn Connecticut Citizens Action Group Records., undated, 1964-2002 Archives & Special Collections at the Thomas J. Dodd Center.
referencedIn CERTIFICATE by a public notary, of the surrender of lands in the county of Edinburgh, into the hands of John Anderson, Bailiff of the Port called "Portus Domine nostre Gracie per terram," [Perth ?] and regrant of the same. Dat. 13 Mar. 1514. With the... British Library
referencedIn Vol. CCCCXV (ff. 363). 1-10 July 1846.includes:f. 1 'Author of the Catholicon of Christianity': Letter, so signed, to Sir R. Peel: 1846.f. 3 Poetry ENGLISH: "Voices from the Within": 1846.f. 5 Political and Satirical Poems: Miscellaneous verses... British Library
creatorOf John Anderson letters to John Riddell, 1824-1827 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
referencedIn Sumner, Charles, 1811-1874. Correspondence, 1829-1874 Houghton Library
referencedIn Documents relating to Charles Sumner, 1828-1912. Houghton Library
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associatedWith Anderson and Finley. corporateBody
correspondedWith Boutwell, George S. person
associatedWith Calliope (Ship) corporateBody
correspondedWith Capron, Horace (General) person
associatedWith Caroline Bond Day person
associatedWith Connecticut Citizens Action Group. corporateBody
associatedWith Duke University. David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library. corporateBody
associatedWith Eliza (Ship) corporateBody
associatedWith Emmet, Thomas Addis person
correspondedWith Garnier, Charles Marie Georges, 1869- person
correspondedWith Gay, Ernest Lewis, 1874-1916 person
correspondedWith Harvard Law School Forum corporateBody
correspondedWith Henry, Joseph, 1797-1878 person
correspondedWith Howgate, H. M. person
associatedWith Indiana University Center for the Study of History and Memory corporateBody
correspondedWith Richardson, William A. person
correspondedWith Sumner, Charles, 1811-1874 person
associatedWith Tailyour family family
associatedWith Trotsky, Leon, 1879-1940 person
associatedWith United States Sanitary Commission corporateBody
correspondedWith Van Dyke, L. D. person
correspondedWith Watts, Frederick person
Place Name Admin Code Country
Scotland, United Kingdom
Jamaica, Central America
New Brunswick, North America
Pokrovskij, the Ukraine
India, Asia
Bermuda Islands, North Atlantic Ocean
Volusia County (Fla.)
Lincoln, Lincolnshire
Newark (Del.)
Edinburgh, Scotland
Ormond Beach (Fla.)
Ireland, Europe
Nova Scotia, North America
St. Vincent, West Indies
Cliffe Regis, Northamptonshire
Edinburgh, Scotland
Canada, North America
United States of America
Hastings, Sussex
Greenland, Denmark
Dunkirk, France
Wisbech, Cambridgeshire
Tristan da Cunha Isle, S. Atlantic Ocean
United States of America
Leverington, Cambridgeshire
Dartmouth, Devon
Bahama Islands, the Carribean
Kyancutta, S. Australia
Newfoundland, Canada
Kabul, Afghanistan
Plymouth, Devon
Falmouth, Cornwall
Quebec, Province of, Canada
Bukkur, Sind Province
Boston, Lincolnshire
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia
Manchester, Lancashire
Canso, Nova Scolia
Quetta, Baluchistan
Byrcheover, Derbyshire
Yolgreyve, Derbyshire
Bolan Pass, Baluchistan
West Indies, America
Dundee, Forfarshire
Dominica, the W. Indies
Westminster, Middlesex
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Agriculture
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