Copied in 1991 (originally created in [ca. 1910-1951])
This fonds consists of photographs showing a group of 14 photographs showing Percy de Wolfe's life in the Yukon and mainly concerning his mail run work between Eagle, Alaska and Dawson City, Yukon by dog team. These photographs show Percy de Wolfe with his dog teams and horses along the mail route and his life at his home, covering a time period from when he was a young man up to his later years.
Collection includes two views of the crash of the airplane, Queen of the Yukon, at Whitehorse and part of Puckett's Model T Ford, and a view of men on a lake, possibly LaBerge, with a Model T car with skis, and a flatbed truck pulling a sled.
The fonds includes original prints and slides taken by Cartter in 1942, during the construction of the Alaska Highway. Images are of the road, construction scenes, army crews, vehicles and equipment preparing the road bed and building bridges. There are a number of images of timber and pontoon bridges crossing Edith Creek, the Donjek, Slims and White Rivers, as well as photographs of army tent maintenance camps at Whitehorse, Kluane, etc. The ferry at Takhini River Crossing is also the subject of a few prints. There are images of the Yukon communities of Burwash, Champagne, and Whitehorse and a number of scenic views and panoramas taken in the Slims River, Kluane, Edith Creek and Donjek River Valley area.
A black and white photograph with a caption on the reverse "Nov 1936 Alaskan Polar Bear Hockey Team Fairbanks, Alaska", "Received from Ralph Troberg Dawson City, Y. T. June 11,1972, Hjolmar Samuelson Riverdale Pioneer Home". The Image is of 16 young men posing on a dog sledge. All are wearing winter coats of fur with some having First Nation designs.
The fonds consists of a copy of Dr. Ray Roper Hicks' handwritten diary kept during his time in and around Atlin, B.C. from March to August 1899. Once there, Dr. Hicks spent most of his time frequently visiting Pine, Spruce, and Willow creeks. Place names mentioned en route to Atlin include the Tepe River, Otter Lake, Golden Gate, and Taku Arm.
Copied 2002 (originally created 1881-1886, 1980-2002)
The fonds consist of copies of Rev. Sim's appointment and ordination papers, 1881; 2 copies of his diary, handwritten and typed, June 1, 1984 to August 26, 1984, and January 14, 1885, which describes his interaction with the natives and their customs and beliefs; a copy of Sim's last letter to the Bishop, April 3, 1885; extracts from letters written August 1885 by Rev. Spendlove and Bishop Bompas after receiving news about Rev. Sim's death; a letter written by Sim describing his work and published in the Church Missionary Intelligencer, February 1886, "Voice from an Arctic Grave"; letters from the archivist at the Church Missionary Society to Mrs. T.V. Ralph with information about Sim, Canham and Wigram; a genealogical chart of the William Sim family up to 1986; an article by Marjorie Almstrom about Sim and the donation of his records to the Yukon; and a summary written by Christine Roe of her visit to Canada and the search for her great-uncle's grave at Rampart House, 2002. Also included in the fonds are a copy of a photograph of Sim and a CD which contains scanned images of diary pages and various MS WORD documents found in the previously listed files.
This fonds contains three folders of financial papers, personal correspondence, canceled cheques and braille pages. This material documents part of Rev. Martin's life with the church in Dawson City, Yukon.
The fonds consists of the personal effects from Robert Bowman's estate. Included are diaries, collected ephemera, and photographs. The three bound, handwritten diaries are for the years 1957-1962. Bowman recorded his experiences travelling by boat to Canada, by train across Canada, working in Vancouver and Yukon, and his return voyages in 1959 and 1960. There is a folder containing Bowman's British driving licenses, letter of reference, ex-prisoner of war identity card, other identification cards, notices of appointment in Navy, Army and Air Force institutes, newspaper clippings, postcards, ship passenger lists, certificates and a German pamphlet. The photographs were taken or collected by Bowman and document his life in the north and his journeys to and from the Yukon.
This fonds consists of Robert Coutts' personal papers and his Yukon material and includes manuscripts, photographs, rare books, pamphlets, newspapers, maps, a filmstrip, sound recording and ephemera acquired from dealers and other sources throughout the world.