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John Gary Anderson (1861-1937) founded the Rock Hill Buggy Company and was the president of the Anderson Motor Company in Rock Hill, SC. He was also one of the key figures in the early development of Rock Hill. He helped in the founding of the Rock Hill Chamber of Commerce serving as it's first president, is credited with creating the Rock Hill Telephone Company and helping come up with the "Rock Hill Plan" for the reduction of the production of cotton. Mr. Anderson was a member of the Winthrop Board of Trustees from 1920 to 1937.
Scope and Content Note
The John Gary Anderson Papers consist of biographical sketches of J.G. Anderson and Alice Holler Anderson (wife of J.G. Anderson), newspaper clippings offering accounts of the success and failures of the Rock Hill Buggy Company, the Anderson Motor Company and “the Rock Hill Plan” for reduction of the cotton crop in the south. Also included is a map of Rock Hill dated 1891 and scrapbooks containing advertising materials for Anderson’s products, photographs, and correspondence relating to Anderson’s business, his will and years as a trustee of Winthrop College (1920-1937).
The Papers of John Gary Anderson, Rock Hill automobile and buggy manufacturer, were donated to the Winthrop College Archives on January 12, 1978 as a gift from John Gill, John Gary Anderson's grandson.
Rock Hill SC History, Automobile Manufacturing, Wagon and Buggy Manufacturing, Winthrop, Local History
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Finding Aid Citation
Louise Pettus Archives and Special Collections, Winthrop University, "John Gary Anderson Papers - Accession 158". Finding Aid 261.