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Butler family fonds
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- Source of title proper: Formerly known as the George Butler collection. Title based on provenance.
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CA yuk yuk-36
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Copied 1987 (originally created 1898-1926) (Creation)
- Butler family
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37 photographs : b&w copy negs
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Name of creator
Bruce Butler lived in the Lake Bennett/Atlin area, 1898-ca. 1926. He prospected with his brothers Claude and Jeff on their claim "Clena". He had a contract to cut wood for the lake boat and railway. Bruce and his wife Alena also owned and operated a store and hotel on Taku Arm of Lake Bennett. Bruce later worked as a cook at the Empire Mine, in the 1920s. Their daughter Catherine (Kitty) was born in the Carcross Red Cross Hospital in 1905, while son George was born after the family moved to Victoria.
Photographs loaned for copying by George Butler, son of Bruce and Alena Butler, in 1987. Brought to the Archives by Gina Turner.
Scope and content
The fonds consists of copies of photographs of the Butler family, including views of Claude and Jeff Butler delivering mail, the Butler store and hotel on Taku Arm, the Clena mine, the sawmill at Taku Arm, boats and sternwheelers, the F.F. Scharschmidt garden in Whitehorse (the Scharschmidts were related to the Butlers), Dawson City, Skagway, Whitehorse Rapids, Lake Bennett, and a theatre group en route to Dawson City, Yukon.
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There are no donor-imposed restrictions on this material. General copyright or institutional or legal restrictions may apply.
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There is a list of captions, provided by George Butler.