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W.L. Phelps fonds

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W.L. Phelps fonds

Title Notes 


Title based on provenance of the fonds.

Level of Description 



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.



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.




Specific Location 


MSS 1 (82/31) : Textual records

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