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Alexander Godfrey fonds

  • yuk yuk-356
  • Fonds
  • Copied 1981 (originally created 1899-1900)

The fonds consists of photocopies of nine letters that Alexander Godfrey wrote home to his wife and children from Atlin, B.C. and Dawson City, Yukon 1899-1900. He gives details of his business, interest in local politics and descriptions of life in Atlin and Dawson City.

Godfrey, Alexander, d. 1900

Alexander Hunter Murray fonds

  • yuk yuk-621
  • Fonds
  • Copied before 1988 (originally created 1847-1851)

The fonds consists of letters written by Alexander Murray. The Hudson's Bay Company trader and explorer wrote an account of his travels down the Peel, Bell, Rat, Porcupine and Yukon Rivers in 1848. Along the Yukon he traded with the Indians and attempted to give them a better deal than the Russian traders. He lists the Indian tribes of the area and describes their customs, as well as provides translations of basic terms from their language into English. He describes the geography of the area around the Pelly and Lewis Rivers. A detailed daily meteorological journal is attached at the back. The Public Archives of Canada has published this manuscript as "Journal of the Yukon" by A. H. Murray (82/98). Alexander Murray wrote a number of letters to Donald Ross of Norway House. The letters are sent from 'Peels River', 'River Youcon' and Fort Simpson. In them, Murray describes his travels on several rivers, discusses the fur trade with the Indians and the competition he faces from Russian traders, bemoans his lack of adequate supplies, and describes, among other incidents, an Indian massacre. A note about how the B. C. Archives acquired these papers is included with the fonds (87/34). Also included is part of a hand written letter sent by Alexander Murray on the Peel River to Hudson's Bay Company Chief Factor, Murdoch McPherson, on May 16, 1847. The letter makes particular reference to the mismanagement of the Lapierre House Post by Edward McGillissay, and mentions the activity of the Russian Traders in that region (82/152).

Murray, Alexander Hunter

Alfred Deacon collection

  • yuk yuk-266
  • Collection
  • [ca. 1920-1924]

The collection consists of photographs of paddle steamers on the Liard River, and of a group of men with Alfred Deacon on the banks of the Nelson River.

Deacon, Alfred Arthur

Alfred G. McMichael fonds

  • yuk yuk-586
  • Fonds
  • Copied 1979 (originally created 1898-1899)

The fonds consists of letters and a diary in manuscript format, "4th of July Creek: The Story of Alfred G. McMichael's Trip to Alaska During the Gold Rush of 1898". The original pages were transcribed by Juliette C. Reinicker who also wrote an introduction and conclusion. Many of the letters are written to Clara Arthur. His letters are very descriptive and cover his trip to the north, the hike along the Chilkoot Trail and over the Pass, an avalanche above Sheep Camp, the people on the trail, the gambling, the weather, and the struggles of moving their gear. McMichael arrived in Dawson City June 19, 1898 and describes the physical appearance of the town including the buildings, streets, cabins, gambling and dance houses. On June 25th he and several men decided to go down the Yukon River to stake a claim and he writes about the scenery along the way, the people, including Sam Patch and a Mrs. Woods, and the town of Forty Mile. The group arrived at Fourth of July Creek on July 11th and began prospecting and mining. In February 1899, McMichael was diagnosed with heart trouble and decided to leave the north. His diary is a record of his trip from Dawson City to Whitehorse on a winter trail that followed much of the Yukon River. He travelled with a dog team and rested at 28 "stopping spots" along the way. McMichael describes his arrival in Whitehorse on March 18th and Skagway March 23rd, and his trip down the coast to Seattle.

McMichael, Alfred G., 1858-1907

Allan Duncan fonds

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  • Fonds
  • Copied 1991 (originally created 1940-1949)

The fonds consists of videocassette copies of five 16 mm films and accompanying narrative (both done by Dr. Allan Duncan) of his activities in and around Dawson City, Yukon in the 1940s. Activities include a Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) patrol flight to small communities, mining activities, and a boat trip up the Inside Passage. Scenes include ice break-up, Dawson City floods, North Fork Ditch, Percy DeWolfe's dog team, the S.S. Klondike sternwheeler, Dawson City Discovery Day, garden produce, bear cubs, and a baby bald eagle. The patrol trip shows Dr. Duncan and Dr. Snider providing medical and dental care in communities such as Snag, Kluane Lake, Aishihik, Wolf Lake, Frances Lake, Ross River, Fort Selkirk, Mayo, and Castle Lake.

Duncan, Allan, 1908-1998

Allen Wright fonds

  • yuk yuk-957
  • Fonds
  • 1824-1982

This fonds consists of imprint material, colour films, maps of the Yukon, photos, correspondence and research and reference files, collected and created by Allen Wright in his research of early Yukon history, as well as through his work as a highway engineer. The fonds consists of two series: Historical Research; and Transportation.

Wright, Allen A., 1918-1983

Amy Lebarge Clethero fonds

  • yuk yuk-226
  • Fonds
  • Copied 2001 (originally created [ca. 1920-1980])

The fonds consists of photographs of Amy Lebarge Clethero and family and friends. Identified people include Violet Lebarge (Storer), Dorothy Baker (Webber), Jenny Lebarge, Billy Lebarge, Peter Lebarge, Lizzie Lebarge, Dora Clethero (McGuire), Carol Boss, Irene Slim (Broeren Adamson), John and Emma Burns, and Cary and Jackie Mackintosh. The photographs were taken at Lake Laberge, Robinson Station, Whitehorse and Haines, Alaska.

Clethero, Amy Lebarge, 1906-1986

Anais Roxborough fonds

  • yuk yuk-1034
  • Fonds
  • Copied 2004 (originally created [ca. 1925?])

The fonds consists of photographs of children and adults, dog teams, scenery, mining activities, and a dam near Atlin. Many of the images are believed to be from the areas of Engineer Mine on Tagish Lake, Yukon and Atlin, B.C. Anais Roxborough brought the camera used to take the photographs over from France.

Roxborough, Anais

Anchorage Museum of History and Art collection

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  • Collection
  • Copied 1973 (originally created 1898-1907)

This collection consists of photographs depicting scenes and activities from Skagway and Dyea, Alaska to Dawson City, Yukon, between 1898-1907. It includes work by several photographers: H. J. Goetzman; Eric Hegg; J. Doody; and L. E. Robertson. Specific subjects include Bennett, Carcross, Dawson City, Dyea, Eagle (Alaska), Whitehorse Rapids, Hootalinqua, Juneau (Alaska), Skagway (Alaska), Lindeman, Marsh Lake, McQuesten and Co. store, Sheep Camp, sternwheelers and the White Pass Trail. The photographs are arranged alphabetically by subject.

Anchorage Museum of History and Art

Andrew Clement Alexander fonds

  • yuk yuk-55
  • Fonds
  • 1898-1912, 1996

This fonds consists of 35 copy negatives and reference prints made from originals on loan from the donor. Also included in the fonds are photocopies of letters and newspaper articles from the Gold Rush era. The photographs and textual material document the experiences of Andrew Clement "Clem" Alexander, a member of the Huron Party who left Edmonton, Alberta in March of 1898 for the Klondike gold fields in the Yukon.

Alexander, Andrew Clement

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