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Gillis family fonds

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Title 

 

Gillis family fonds

Title Notes 

 

Title based on provenance of the fonds.

Level of Description 

 

Fonds

Dates of Creation 

 

1885-1935, [1972-1974], 1997-1998

Physical Description 

 

103 photographs : 94 copy negs., 9 b&w prints
1 album : (31 photographs) : b&w prints
0.09 m of textual records

Scope and Content 

 

The fonds consists of textual records and photographs from the family of Dr. A.J. Gillis.

Included are dentist's diplomas, certificates and licenses; mining and marriage certificates; the diary Gillis kept when first travelling to the Klondike in the Yukon, in 1898; personal incoming correspondence, 1912-1935 from Robert Service, Martha Black, and Mrs. Gillis; financial records; notes of congratulations for the birth of their daughter; and a folder of newspaper clippings that mention the Gillis's or Robert Service.

The photographs include Bennett, an avalanche at Chilkoot Pass, the Gillis house in Dawson City, Dawson City street scenes, family gatherings, Robert Service at his cabin, mining activity on the Bonanza and Dominion creeks, and a Robert Service cairn. The photograph album contains various Klondike related scenes (98/78).

Administrative History or Biographical Sketch 

 

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Gillis family

Other Names Access Point(s) 

 

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Gillis, A.J., b. 1865

Subject Access Point(s) 

 

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Service, Robert

Immediate Source of Acquisition 

 

Mrs. Alexandria (Alix) Jane Wennekens donated accession 82/40 to Yukon Archives in February 1974. The photographs in accession 80/148 were given to Mrs. Wennekens by Mrs. Marie Dewey DeWitt, the daughter of Mrs. Sherman (Peggy) Dewey, a former resident of Dawson City. Mrs. Wennekens donated these in December 1976.

Custodial History 

 

Accession 98/78 was donated by Florence Johnson in 1998.

Restrictions on Access 

 

There are no donor-imposed restrictions on this material. General copyright or institutional or legal restrictions may apply.

Notes 

 

File and item level Title, Scope and Content, and Dates of Creation information taken from photographs and photograph album. Information in square brackets [ ] provided by Archivist.

Availability of Other Formats 

 

Reference prints are available for the catalogued photographs.

Finding Aid 

 

There is a content listing for the textual material in Accession 82/40.

There is an inventory which describes each catalogued photograph #4449-4542 (82/40) (Inventory #31). Photocopies of the photographs are compiled in the Subject Visual Finding Aid.

Related Material 

 

An article in "The Alaska Sportsman", February, 1948, called "The Lady Went North in '98", is the story of Frances Gillis' trip to the Klondike, as she told it to Patricia McKeever. (PAM 1948-3)

Accession(s) 

 

80/148, 82/40, 98/78

Specific Location 

 

MSS 3 (82/40) : Textual records
MSS 402 (98/78) : Textual records
MSS O/S 1 (82/40) : Textual records
P-502 (82/40) : Textual records
4449-4542 (82/40) : Catalogued photographs
PHO 1 (82/40) : Photographs
PHO 213 (80/148) : Photographs
PHO 508 (98/78) : Photographs

Record Last Modified 

 

2017-04-13

Record URL 

 

http://yukon.minisisinc.com/scripts/mwimain.dll/144/ARC/DESC/SISN%204339?SESSIONSEARCH

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