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N-2008-015 · Accession · [1920-1940?]

The textual records recount the story of "Jim Wilkie's [Jim Wolki?] Dangerous Journey" from Walker Bay Post to Letty Harbour. The photographs depict communities such as Aklavik, and Tsiigehtchic (Arctic Red River), boats and bush planes and trading posts. The two maps detail the journey.

N-2005-011 · Accession · 1904

This accession consists of one map entitled "Exploration in Northern Canada, and adjacent portions of Alaska and Greenland, 1904." The map documents the routes taken by explorers and expeditions along the coast and inland.

N-2002-008 · Accession · 1930

The map was produced and sold by the Mundy Map Company of Edmonton. The map shows travel routes from Edmonton into the NWT up to Great Bear Lake and as far north as Kugluktuk. The map includes many place names and travel hints, including directions and distances between locations. It also shows air travel routes, RCMP stations, missions, hospitals, mining claims, wireless radio stations, gas caches and the boundaries of mining districts. It shows the position of claims at Echo Bay, Hunter Bay, Dismal Lake and the Camsell River and provides rough information on landmarks such as mountain ranges, the tree line, waterfalls and rapids.

N-1993-035 · Accession · [191-?]

The map appears to be one half of a larger map. It depicts northern Alberta, northern British Columbia and a portion of the western section of the Northwest Territories extending to the Arctic ocean (53 - 70 north and 103 - 128 west). Features included on the map are Great Slave Lake, Great Bear Lake a portion of the Mackenzie River and the Coronation gulf. A number of rivers, lakes, mountains, various other geographical features and communities including older communities such as Old Fort Providence, Old Fort Confidence, Old Fort Franklin, Old Fort Enterprise, Old Fort Reliance and Fort Anderson are identified on the map. Certain routes and trails such as winter portages and the routes of Hearne and Franklin are also depicted.

Kendall, E. N.
N-1992-016 · Accession · 1828

This accession consists of one map titled "Discoveries of the Expedition under the Command of Captain Franklin, R.N.: near the mouth of the Mackenzie River and on the Sea Coast East & West," compiled by E. N. Kendall. It was published in John Franklin's, "Narrative of a Second Expedition to the Shores of the Polar Sea in the Years 1835, 1826 and 1927".

Kendall, E. N.
British Petroleum
N-1979-554 · Accession · 1976

This accession consists of one souvenir folder of textual records issued by British Petroleum in 1976. It also includes reproductions of lithographs drawn from sketches made by Captain George Back, a member of the Franklin Expedition, in 1826. Some of these sketches were reproduced in "Narrative of a Second Expedition to the Shores of the Polar Sea in the years 1825, 1826 and 1827 by John Franklin". There is also a photographic reproduction of a map which was published in the above named book.

John Russell fonds
45 · Fonds · 1914-1930

This fonds consists of approximately 1100 photographs, 12 cm of textual material and 4 maps relating primarily to John Russell's survey work as a Dominion Land Surveyor in Northern Alberta and in the Northwest Territories. The photo albums document specific surveys that Russell worked on and most contain detailed captions and narrative describing survey events and conditions. A number of the remaining photographs, originally mounted on photo pages, appear to be from a file labeled "1924 Great Slave Lake; 1925 Peace River-Hay River-Great Slave Lake-towards Great Bear Lake; 1926 Wood Buffalo Park in Alberta and Northwest Territories; 1927 Aerial Photography, Comorant Lake to Wood Buffalo Park." Images feature the people and communities within these regions. The textual records consist of a series of draft articles entitled: "Charting our Northern Waterways in Sub-Zero Temperatures" and "A Surveyor's Impression of Northern Canada, Parts I, II, III;" a description of Marian River and Lakes between Great Slave Lake and Great Bear Lake; lists of plants, insects, dipteral and lepidopteron specimens collected by Russell on his surveys; and a history of Wood Buffalo Park. Other textual records include "The Ballad of the Ptarmigan," a poem removed from the 1925 Peace River photo album, an initial draft of "A Surveyor's Impression of Northern Canada," a bound Daily Journal from April 23 to September 30, 1925 which documents the Peace River survey and a notebook containing Russell's writings. The maps consist of a 1928 Department of Interior map of Hay River; a map fragment of Great Slave Lake that was annotated with Russell's 1921 survey comments; two maps which remain in the 1922 Athabasca-Great Slave Lake photo album; a map of Great Slave Lake, a map of Fort Resolution to Fort Reliance which is also annotated with Russell's survey notes and a Department of Interior map of the Mackenzie and Slave Rivers. There are a few aerial photographs and images of subject matter not related to the Northwest Territories and Russell's surveying expeditions.

Russell, John
Souvenirs
429-S15 · Series · 1958-1984
Part of Glick family fonds

This series includes souvenirs from domestic and international travel, including trips from Yellowknife Radio sponsored travel, by Harold and Zelda Glick and their children. It includes ephemera, programs and booklets from local events such as Caribou Carnival, pamphlets and booklets relating to Yellowknife, and travel records (tickets, programs, postcards).

G-1979-048 · Accession · 1925-1927
Part of Canada. Department of the Interior fonds

The textual material comprises an incomplete copy of L.T. Burwash's report entitled, "The Eskimo, Their Country and Its Resources: Economic Survey of the East Coasts of Hudson Bay and James Bay from Richmond Gulf to Rupert House, Including the Belcher and Other Adjacent Islands," Ottawa, Dept. of the Interior, 1927. (Typewritten.) The report contains a diary of the trip taken by Burwash, descriptions of Inuit life, food supplies, clothing, health, the influence of trading posts, housing conditions, and mineral and animal resources in the region. Much of the report focuses on the Inuit in the regions around Little Whale River and the Belcher Islands. Included in this report were photographs of communities along the eastern coast of Hudson Bay and James Bay and eight maps. The mounting of the photographs in this report suggests that this copy was a draft produced before its final publication.

Isaac Seymour Hadwen fonds
233 · Fonds · [1920-1939]

This fonds consists of 196 photographs in both print and negative format and 1 photographic reproduction of a map. The photographs were taken in Northwest Territories, Yukon, Alaska and Lapland and document reindeer herding activities. One of the images is a reproduction of a map of the Richardson Islands that Dr. Hadwen used in 1939. The images are the result of numerous trips to the circumpolar north during the 1920s and 1930s when he was studying the potential for reindeer herding for both the Canadian and United States governments. Traditional Yupik villages and clothing are also documented.

Hadwen, Isaac Seymour