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Partridge family fonds

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Partridge family fonds

Title Notes 


The photographs were formerly called the Larry Bratvold collection.

Title based on provenance of the fonds.

Level of Description 



Dates of Creation 


1898-1953, predominant 1898-1930

Physical Description 


.09 m of textual records
6 bound volumes
27 photographs : b&w copy prints

Scope and Content 


The fonds consists of records created by Mr. and Mrs. Otto Partridge in maintaining Ben-My-Chree for White Pass and Yukon Route (WP&YR) guests, as well as Otto's mining claims. Included are letters from their guests, correspondence with WP&YR and the CNR-Grand Trunk Pacific Coast Steamship Company, and with U.S. seed and landscaping companies, as well as correspondence with government officials regarding tax assessments, land titles and Otto's attempt to sell his tramway, 1911-1930. There are three diaries handwritten by Mrs. Partridge, 1898-1926, in which she describes their daily activities, the arrivals and departures of steamers, and the weather. There are also copy prints of photographs of Ben-My-Chree, Conrad, the Carcross Residential School, the airplane "Queen of the Yukon", and of the Partridges, ca. 1905-1950.

Administrative History or Biographical Sketch 


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Partridge family

Other Names Access Point(s) 


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Partridge, Fanny Kathleen, 1854-1931
Partridge, Otto H., d. 1930

Custodial History 


Mrs. Partridge's diaries were donated by Iris Warner who received them from Peg Crook at MacBride Museum. The correspondence in MSS 12 (82/170) was donated by MacBride Museum in 1982. The correspondence in MSS 15 (82/186) was donated by Cora Grant. The photographs and the envelope from the Mill Haven Lumber Company were found by Larry Bratvold in the dump at Gibson's B.C. ca. 1973. He sent them to Yukon Archives in 1980. The provenance of this material is uncertain, but was attributed to the Partridges because of the subject matter.

Restrictions on Access 


To preserve the original diaries, photocopies, located in MSS 201 (82/187), are made available to researchers. The original, located in MSS 258 (82/187), can be viewed only with the permission of the Accessions Archivist.



The paper in the diaries has been stabilized and the binding repaired.

Finding Aid 


Caption list is available for the photographs.
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A Bibliography has been prepared on sources relating to Ben-My-Chree; it is available in the Reference Room.

Location of Original 


The original photographs were returned to Larry Bratvold.

Related Material 


See Mary Tarbox collection for letters written by Otto Partridge about his life at Ben-My-Chree. Guest registers from Ben-My-Chree, 1922-1953 are in the White Pass and Yukon Route fonds.



80/103, 82/170, 82/186, 82/187

Specific Location 


MSS 12 (82/170) : Textual records
MSS 15 (82/186) : Textual records
MSS 201 (82/187) : Textual records
MSS 258 (82/187) : Textual records
PHO 122 (80/103) : Photographs

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