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Berton family fonds
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CA yuk yuk-1017
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1920-1932, 1996 (Creation)
- Berton family
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15 photographs : 14 b&w prints, 1 neg.;1 audio tape cassette : (ca. 5 min.)
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Name of creator
Frank Berton travelled north during the Klondike Gold Rush. His future wife, Laura Thompson (1878-1967), arrived in Dawson City, Yukon in 1907 to teach kindergarten. She met Frank in the nearby mining town of Granville. In 1920, at the age of 42, she gave birth to their first child Pierre, and daughter Lucy arrived shortly after. The Bertons lived in Whitehorse and Dawson City until 1931 when they left and settled in Victoria, B.C. Laura Berton wrote and published "I Married the Klondike" in 1954, a memoir of her years in the Yukon.
Scope and content
The fonds consists of photographs of the Berton family, their home in Dawson City, Yukon, camping and fishing on an island in a river, Laura and Frank with the children in winter, and Laura posing with their dog. The fonds also includes a taped interview of Pierre and Lucy discussing childhood activities in Dawson City and the content of the photographs with Linda Johnson of the Yukon Archives. The interview took place in Dawson City, Yukon on August 15, 1996 during the Discovery Day Celebrations and the Grand Opening of the Berton House, a writer-in-residence location.
The negative matches photograph #9. Some photographs are duplicates.