Thomas McArthur Anderson photograph collection, 1888-1898  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Compiler
Anderson, Thomas McArthur, 1836-1917
Title
Thomas McArthur Anderson photograph collection
Dates
1888-1898 (inclusive)
Quantity
26 photographic prints including 17 cyanotypes (1 box)
Collection Number
PH1468
Summary
Images of Fort Vancouver, Washington including barracks, soldiers and T.M McArthur with his family
Repository
University of Washington Libraries, Special Collections
Special Collections
University of Washington Libraries
Box 352900
Seattle, WA
98195-2900
Telephone: 206-543-1929
Fax: 206-543-1931
speccoll@uw.edu
Access Restrictions

Entire collection can be viewed on Libraries Digital Collection website. Permission of Visual Materials Curator is required to view originals. Contact Special Collections for more information.

Languages
English


Biographical NoteReturn to Top

Thomas McArthur Anderson was born January 21, 1836 in Ross County, Ohio to William Marshall Anderson, an attorney, and Eliza Anderson. Anderson attended St. Mary's College and Cincinnati Law School. For three years starting in 1858, he was practicing law in Cincinnati. In 1861, Anderson enlisted as a private in the 65th Ohio Volunteers and became Second Lieutenant of the 5th U.S. Cavalry. He was promoted to captain with the 12th U.S. Infantry and remained in the army after the Civil War becoming a colonel in command of the 14th Infantry at the Fort Vancouver Barracks from 1886-1898. He married Elizabeth VanWinkle circa 1870. He was a member of the Oregon Society of the Sons of the American Revolution. He retired from service in 1900 and died May 8, 1917 in Portland, Oregon.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

Small photograph album of military barracks at Fort Vancouver, Washington, the Willamette River, and Cape Horn. Also included are photographs of Fort Vancouver Barracks, officer's quarters, infantry men and Thomas McArthur with his family.

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Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

 

General T.M. Anderson Cyanotype Album of Vancouver Barracks, 1898Return to Top

Album pages were transferred from the Subject Files and reassembled. It is not clear what the order of the photographs were in the original album which was disassembled.

Container(s) Description Dates
Folder item
1 1-1
Album cover with house lined road and three soldiers marching with knapsacks, Fort Vancouver Barracks, Washington
Cyanotype
1898
1 1-2
Mrs. Schumacher's house in the forest, Fort Vancouver Barracks, Washington
Cyanotype
circa 1898
1 1-3
Path through forest, Fort Vancouver Barracks, Washington
Cyanotype
Written near photo: In the Reservation, Vancouver Bks. 1890's.
circa 1898
1 1-4a to 1-4b
Fallen tree across path in woods, Fort Vancouver Barracks, Washington
Cyanotype
Written near photo: The Fallen Log.
circa 1898
1 1-5
Covered wagon and horses, Fort Vancouver Barracks, Washington
Cyanotype
Written near photo: Gipsies.
circa 1898
1 1-6
Cape Horn viewed from boat on the Columbia River
Cyanotype
Written on verso: Cape Horn Columbia R. excursion.
circa 1890s
1 1-7
Three-masted ship at dock
Cyanotype
Written near photo: A ship from Old England.UW negative 15589
circa 1890s
1 1-8
View of Willamette River from the back of boat
Cyanotype
Written near photo: On the Willamette.
circa 1898
1 1-9
Trees in the winter, Fort Vancouver, Washington
Cyanotype
Written near photo: Winter
circa 1890s

Fort Vancouver, WashingtonReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Folder item
2 2
 Officer's Club building with two soldiers on porch, Fort Vancouver Barracks, Washington
Liden,Portland, Oregon (photographer)
Written on verso: Officer's Club House as in 1888. Vancouver Barracks, Washn Territ. Col. T.M. Anderson, post commandant & 1st president of the club. The oldest log building of Washington was part of the rear of this club-house.
1888
2 3
Photograph of an illustration of Fort Vancouver Barracks, Washington
George Pierce,Washington D.C. (photographer)
This is a photograph of an engraving made by Gustav Sohon. The engraving is dated November 1850.
circa 1890s
2 4a
Arline and Minnie Anderson in front of the water reservoir, Fort Vancouver Barracks, Washington
Written below photo: The old reservoir at Vancouver Barracks in the 1890's. Col. T.M. Anderson's daughters Arline & Minnie.UW negative 474
circa 1890s
2 4b
Woods on the Fort Vancouver Barracks, Washington
Written below photo: The woods of the Vancouver Barracks reservation in the 1890's.UW negative 13554
circa 1890s
2 5
 Gazebo and parade grounds, Fort Vancouver Barracks, Washington
Liden,Portland, Oregon (photographer)
Written on verso: Band stand & parade-ground at Vancouver Bks. Col. T.M. Anderson, commandant 1886-98.
circa 1890s
3 6
Officer's Club building, Fort Vancouver Barracks, Washington
Liden,Portland, Oregon (photographer)
Written on verso: The Officer's Club at Vancouver Barracks, 1890's. Col. T.M. Anderson, post commandant, first president.
circa 1890s
3 7
Mule drawn wagon on street outside a house, Vancouver, Washington
Cyanotype
circa 1890s
3 8a
Three men on a U.S. Army mule drawn wagon, Fort Vancouver, Washington
Cyanotype
circa 1890s
3 8b
 Three men on a U.S. Army mule drawn wagon, Fort Vancouver, Washington
Same item as 8a but is a photographic print.
circa 1890s
3 9
Thomas McArthur Anderson and family seated on front steps of house, Fort Vancouver Barracks, Washington
Liden,Portland, Oregon (photographer)
Written on verso: Col. T M. Anderson, commandant & family. Written on duplicate photograph: Col & Mrs. Anderson at Vancouver Barracks, Wash'n, 1897. Mr. Charles Van Winbkle. Arline posing by the $100 bicycle. Lt T.M. Anderson Jr. Van, Minnie, Bessie, & Somengarde Anderson.UW negative 475
1897
3 10
People gathered on boardwalk, Vancouver, Washington
Cyanotype
circa 1898
3 11
People gathered on boardwalk near waterfront, Fort Vancouver, Washington
Cyanotype
circa 1898
3 12
Soldiers with knapsack and blanket roll marching, Fort Vancouver, Washington
Cyanotype
circa 1898
3 13
Path in the woods, Fort Vancouver Barracks reservation, Washington
Cyanotype
circa 1898
3 14 circa 1898
3 15 circa 1898

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  • Subject Terms :
  • Visual Materials Collections (University of Washington)