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W.L. Phelps fonds

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Title 

 

W.L. Phelps fonds

Title Notes 

 

Title based on provenance of the fonds.

Level of Description 

 

Fonds

Dates of Creation 

 

Copied 1973 (originally created 1904-1940)

Physical Description 

 

0.025 m of textual records

Scope and Content 

 

The fonds consists of the papers of W.L. Phelps, a Yukon lawyer, relating to the estate of James Mason, known as Skookum Jim. Mason and his brother-in-law George Carmack made the discovery that started the Klondike Gold Rush.

Included are the wills of James and Daisy Mason, trust fund indentures for Daisy Mason, accounts of W.L. Phelps, affidavits and declarations.

Administrative History or Biographical Sketch 

 

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Phelps, W.L., 1867-1951

Other Names Access Point(s) 

 

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Mason, Skookum Jim
Mason, Daisy
Carmack, George Washington, 1860-1922

Custodial History 

 

Loaned for copying by Mrs. J.D. (Dorothy) Scott, daughter of W.L. Phelps, in 1973.

Restrictions on Access 

 

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

Finding Aid 

 

Detailed inventory available.

Location of Original 

 

Originals were retained by the daughter of W.L. Phelps, Mrs. Dorothy Scott (now deceased) at the time of donation.

Associated Material 

 

In 1959 the Public Archives of Canada also secured copies of these papers and they are available at Library and Archives Canada on microfilm, reference numbers MG30-C43, R7101-0-7-E.

Accruals 

 

Yukon Archives has received additional material for this fonds that has yet to be included in this description. The material is in accessions 97/8 and 98/42. This material is not available for access by researchers. See archivist for further information.

Accession(s) 

 

82/31

Specific Location 

 

MSS 1 (82/31) : Textual records

Record Last Modified 

 

2016-08-16

Record URL 

 

http://yukon.minisisinc.com/scripts/mwimain.dll/144/ARC/DESC/SISN%205581?SESSIONSEARCH

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