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Davies/Scroggie collection of Yukon correspondence and records

 Collection
Call Number: WA MSS S-2751

Scope and Contents

The collection consists of correspondence, receipts and other records that document business and commerce in the vicinity of Dawson, Yukon Territory in the early twentieth century. The bulk of the material spans the dates 1906 to 1913, with one letter from 1903. The Bank of British North America correspondence documents the activity of the Dawson branch and includes correspondence from grocers, wholesalers, miners, jewelers, and insurance and real estate agents. Landahl's Emporium correspondence documents the wholesale and retail purchase and sale of goods. The Department of the Interior Records consist of reimbursement receipts and receipts for mining permit fees, documenting the survey and inspection of mining and timber resources in Yukon Territory.

Dates

  • 1903 - 1913
  • Majority of material found within 1906 - 1913

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

The materials are open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

The Davies/Scroggie Collection of Yukon Correspondence and Records is the physical property of the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University. Literary rights, including copyright, belong to the authors or their legal heirs and assigns. For further information, consult the appropriate curator.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Carole-Ann Scroggie Davies and Grant Davies, 1995.

Arrangement

Organized into three series: I. Bank of British North America Correspondence, 1903-1913. II. Landahl's Emporium Correspondence, 1907-1913. III. Canadian Department of the Interior Records, 1910.

Extent

2.3 Linear Feet (7 boxes)

Language of Materials

English

Catalog Record

A record for this collection is available in Orbis, the Yale University Library catalog

Persistent URL

http://hdl.handle.net/10079/fa/beinecke.yukon

Overview

The collection consists of correspondence, receipts and other records that document business and commerce in the vicinity of Dawson, Yukon Territory, in the early twentieth century. The bulk of the material spans the dates 1906 to 1913, with one letter from 1903. The Bank of British North America correspondence documents the activity of the Dawson branch and includes correspondence from grocers, wholesalers, miners, jewelers, and insurance and real estate agents. Landahl's Emporium correspondence documents the wholesale and retail purchase and sale of goods. The Canadian Department of the Interior Records consist of reimbursement receipts and receipts for mining permit fees, documenting the survey and inspection of mining and timber resources in Yukon Territory.

Processing Information

Collections are processed to a variety of levels, depending on the work necessary to make them usable, their perceived research value, the availability of staff, competing priorities, and whether or not further accruals are expected. The library attempts to provide a basic level of preservation and access for all collections [as they are acquired], and does more extensive processing of higher priority collections as time and resources permit.

This collection received a basic level of processing, including rehousing and minimal organization, in 2012. Information included in the Description of Papers note and Collection Contents section is drawn from information supplied with the collection and from an initial survey of the contents. Folder titles appearing in the contents list below are often based on those provided by the creator or previous custodian. Titles have not been verified against the contents of the folders in all cases.

This finding aid may be updated periodically to account for new acquisitions to the collection and/or revisions in arrangement and description.

Former call number: Uncat WA MS 223.
Title
Guide to the Davies/Scroggie Collection of Yukon Correspondence and Records
Author
by Lisa Conathan
Date
2012
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

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Contact:
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Location

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Opening Hours

Access Information

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