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Canadian Historic Sites: Occasional Papers in Archaeology and History No. 26

Grubstake to Grocery Store: Supplying the Klondike, 1897-1907

by Margaret Archibald


During the period of research for this report (1970-72), the staffs of National Historic Parks and Sites Branch and Public Archives of Canada were consistently helpful, as were Garth Graham of the Yukon Territorial Library in Whitehorse and Robert Monroe in Special Collections at the University of Washington Libraries. In August and September of 1970 a number of Yukoners patiently answered my questions and in so doing shared their Yukon experiences with me: Bob and Jessie Bloom of Seattle, Fred G. Caley, the late Chester Henderson, Margaretta and the late Elmer Gandroue, all of Dawson and Victoria Faulkner, Jim Robb and Charlie Taylor of Whitehorse. Joe and Marion Langevin of Dawson generously made available to me the Dawson Hardware Company papers, a most valuable source. Molly Wolf was responsible for a very thorough editing. The assistance of each of these people was appreciated. I am especially indebted to co-historian Margaret Carter for her careful reading of the manuscript, her perceptive questioning and many valuable suggestions. In my absence in 1973, hers was the thankless task of preparing the manuscript for final typing.

I also wish to acknowledge copyright permissions received from the following individuals and companies: Meredith S. Hayes; Hugh R. Innis; Theo T. Mizony; the Archives, Eatons of Canada Limited; The Guardian-the Evening Patriot (Charlottetown); Collins-Knowlton-Wing Inc.; Maclean Hunter; McClelland and Stewart Limited; Special Collections, University of Washington Libraries; the Borden Company, Limited; Bovril (Canada) Limited; Lowney's Limited; H.J. Heinz Company of Canada; Brooke Bond Foods Limited; Kraft Foods Limited; Libby, McNeill and Libby; E.D. Smith and Sons, Limited.

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