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27 typewritten pages of translated notes by Gaston Carriere, o.m.i. on the construction of the Fort Good Hope Chapel in the 1800s. He recorded information about the history of the church and commented on the structure, decoration and architecture of the building.

Please note that the text includes outdated and disrespectful terms to refer to Dene people. We have reproduced these terms in the digitized document because they are a part of the original historical record. If you have questions or feedback please contact NWT Archives.

[Trading post diary]
N-1992-074: 1-1 · File · 1895
Part of Buffum Fur Trade Ledgers

Diary (0.5 cm. thick), covers the period September 26, 1895 to November 2, 1895. The location of the store where this was used is unknown, but it is possible that they originate from the Hislop and Nagle in Fort Rae as George Buffum may have collected them during the time when he ran his trading post. The ledgers itemize furs traded for other goods.

[Otto Lahser diary]
N-1991-005: 1-1 · File · 1898
Part of Otto Lahser fonds

Attached is a copy of a typed version of the diary of Otto Lahser. The diary describes the journey taken in 1898 and 1899 down the Athabasca and Slave Rivers to Great Slave Lake and then down the Mackenzie River to the Peel River aboard the boat "Enterprise." The diary includes details on weather, people they encountered and their attempts to locate gold.

Lahser's description may cause offense because he uses outdated language to describe Indigenous Peoples. We have reproduced the original as is because it is a part of the original historical record. If you have feedback or questions, please contact the NWT Archives.

[Trading post ledger]
N-1992-074: 1-2 · File · 1897-1901
Part of Buffum Fur Trade Ledgers

Ledger (4.5 cm. thick) covers the period May 7, 1897 to April 23, 1901. The location of the store where these ledgers were used is unknown, but it is possible that they originate from the Hislop and Nagle in Fort Rae Island as George Buffum may have collected them during the time when he ran his trading post. The ledgers itemize furs traded for other goods.

[Alfred E. Preble journal]
N-1992-271: 1-1 · File · 1903 [photocopied 1992]
Part of Alfred Preble fonds

Photocopy of the typescript version of Alfred E. Preble's journal of his 1903 trip from Athabasca Landing to Fort Wrigley back to Athabasca Landing. Included in the journal are descriptions of the flora and fauna observed and collected. There are also descriptions of Fort Resolution, Hay River, Fort Simpson and people he met during the journey. Also included are some photocopies of black and white photos taken by Preble during this trip.

Preble's description is his journal may cause offense because he uses outdated language to describe Indigenous Peoples including the Inuit. We have reproduced the original as is because it is a part of the original historical record. If you have feedback or questions, please contact the NWT Archives.

[Norman Robinson letters]
N-2002-005: 1-3 · File · 1919-1920
Part of Norman Robinson fonds

A journal containing personal observation and transcribed letters written by Norman Robinson to his family between 1919-1920. The letters and journal entries recount his travels and experiences in the Northwest Territories.

N-2002-005: 2-1 · File · 1919-1920
Part of Norman Robinson fonds

This file consists of one journal comprised of 50 black and white photographs (N-2002-005: 0001 to 0050) and accompanying narrative dated between 1919-1920. The journal and accompanying images describe a trip that Robinson took with John Hornby from Edmonton to Peace River Crossing by train where they purchased supplies, including a canoe, for their trip to Fort Smith. This journal follows their expedition to the Hudson's Bay Company Red River post where they wintered for two months and trapped, before continuing on to Fort Smith. This album includes a sketch map of the trip from Peace River Crossing to Fort Smith. The photographs include images of John Hornby, Norman Robinson, trapping activities, camping, traveling by dog team and canoe, as well as photographs of scenery, rapids and posts at Fort Chipewyan and Fort Fitzgerald.

Robinson's description in his journal may cause offense because he uses outdated language to describe Indigenous Peoples including Inuit and peoples with mixed heritage. Please note that Robinson's journal also includes a racist and sexist slur for Indigenous women. We have reproduced the original as is because it is a part of the original historical record. If you have feedback or questions, please contact the NWT Archives.

N-2002-005: 2-2 · File · 1920-1921
Part of Norman Robinson fonds

This file consists of one journal comprised of 73 black and white photographs (N-2002-005: 0051 to 0123) and accompanying narrative dated between 1920-1921. The journal describes Robinson's work transporting freight aboard the gas boat "Lady Mackworth" and as a purser on the steamer " Mackenzie River" which ran supplies from Fort Smith to Fort McPherson. The journal also describes the winter he spent in Fort Chipewyan as a bookkeeper for the Hudson's Bay Company. The photographs include images of Robinson, travel by dog team, camping, fishing, transportation of scows and freight between Fort Fitzgerald to Fort Smith and the steamer "Mackenzie River."

Robinson's description in his journal may cause offense because he uses outdated language to describe Indigenous Peoples including Inuit and peoples with mixed heritage. Please note that the journal also contain discussions of domestic violence on pages 47-48 of the attachment. We have reproduced the original as is because it is a part of the original historical record. If you have feedback or questions, please contact the NWT Archives.

G-1979-042: 1-1 · File · 1921
Part of Northwest Territories. Legislative Assembly fonds

The file consists of an unsigned precis of business transacted and attachments for the 1st session of the Council of the Northwest Territories. The signed version of the precis can be found in file G-1979-042: 13-8.

Please note that many of the Council minutes contain outdated and pejorative terms; paternalistic, racist, ableist, or otherwise offensive attitudes; and/or discussions of sensitive topics. We have reproduced these terms and comments in the digitized documents because they are a part of the original historical record.

[Norman Robinson letters]
N-2002-005: 1-4 · File · 1921-1922
Part of Norman Robinson fonds

A journal containing personal observations and transcribed letters written by Norman Robinson to his family between 1921-1922. The letters and journal entries recount his travels and experiences in the Northwest Territories.

G-1979-042: 1-2 · File · 1922
Part of Northwest Territories. Legislative Assembly fonds

The file consists of the unsigned minutes and attachments for the 2nd session of the Council of the Northwest Territories. The signed version of the minutes and additional records can be found in file G-1979-042: 13-9.

Please note that many of the Council minutes contain outdated and pejorative terms; paternalistic, racist, ableist, or otherwise offensive attitudes; and/or discussions of sensitive topics. We have reproduced these terms and comments in the digitized documents because they are a part of the original historical record.

N-1979-004: 1-1 · File · April 20, 1921
Part of Fred Jackson fonds

One folder consisting of a three page typewritten account entitled "Establishing Flying Records at Fort Simpson" by F.C. Jackson, dated 20 April 1921. The story is accompanied by a handwritten note from the author explaining the origin of the article and how it appeared in "The Beaver" magazine.

N-2002-005: 2-3 · File · 1921-1922
Part of Norman Robinson fonds

This file consists of one journal comprised of 64 black and white photographs (N-2002-005: 0124 to 0187) and accompanying narrative dated between 1921-1922. The journal describes the winter that Robinson spent at Gravel Point, the Hudson's Bay Company shipyard and his work as a purser and pilot aboard the "Lady Mackworth" before joining the Lawson Hubbard Company as a trader in Fort Good Hope. The photographs include images of Robinson, travel by dog team, fishing, the steamer "Northland Trader" trapping activities, indigenous clothing, stretching moose hide and settlements at Fort Resolution, Fort Providence and Fort Good Hope.

Robinson's description in his journal may cause offense because he uses outdated language to describe Indigenous Peoples including Inuit and peoples with mixed heritage. Please note that Robinson's journal also includes a racist and sexist slur for Indigenous women which is visible throughout the attachment. We have reproduced the original as is because it is a part of the original historical record. If you have feedback or questions, please contact the NWT Archives.

[Norman Robinson letter]
N-2002-005: 1-1 · File · May 29, 1924
Part of Norman Robinson fonds

Nine page handwritten letter written by Norman Robinson to his mother. The letter is dated May 29, 1924 and describes Robinsons travels with Survey party in April and the time the survey party was stranded on Hardisty Island, for a month during ice-breakup on Great Slave Lake. This letter includes a sketch map of the islands where the party camped during the survey.

[Norman Robinson letter]
N-2002-005: 1-2 · File · June 22, 1924
Part of Norman Robinson fonds

A one page handwritten letter from Norman Robinson to his mother. The letter dated June 22, 1924, written from Fort Resolution, recounts that Robinson will be travelling again leading a survey party by schooner to Artillery Lake.