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264 · Fonds · 1939-1940, 1943-1949

This fonds consists of 35.8 cm of textual records and one map from Thompson-Lundmark Gold Mines Limited. The textual records consist of financial records related to the operation of the mine, including invoices and receipts, a ledger, and a daily report of the mill operations. The map shows the Thompson-Lundmark claims.

Thompson-Lundmark Gold Mines Limited
275 · Fonds · 1882-1937

This fonds consists of 630 photographs, 68 maps and 5.5 cm of textual records produced or accumulated by the federal Department of the Interior, between 1882 and 1937. The photographs include 170 reproductions of federal government issues, originally from a collection of over 2,000 lantern slides reproduced from various federal departmental sources. The majority of the images were not related to the Northwest Territories and were forwarded to the National Archives of Canada in 1990. These colour images document the scenery, town sites and local people, including Dene and Inuit of the Northwest Territories and includes many images of the Harry Snyder Canadian Expedition (1937). An album entitled "Office of District Agent, N.W.T. & Y. Branch, Fort Smith" contains 368 black and white photographs, dating predominantly from the 1920's, depicting a variety of subjects such as missions, transportation along the Mackenzie River and treaty payment. Another 91 photographs are from 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, Department 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. The photographs depict communities along eastern coasts of Hudson Bay and James Bay. The mounting of the photographs in this report suggests that this copy was a draft produced before its final publication. The photographs have been removed from the report and stored separately for preservation reasons. In addition, this report also contains 8 maps. The remaining 50 maps in this fonds date from 1882 to 1933; they were produced by the Department of the Interior. Map areas include: Great Bear Lake, Great Slave lake, Dismal Lakes, Coppermine River, Mackenzie River, Thelon River, Backs River (Back River), Camsell River, Slave River, Cameron Bay, Keewatin, and Ungava, navigational maps of Slave River, Great Slave Lake, the Mackenzie River, Artillery Lake, Lac Du Bois, Casba Lake, Campbell Lake, Sifton Lake, Thelon River, Hanbury River, Beverly Lake, Aberdeen Lake, Schultz Lake, and Baker Lake. Two items depict leased areas for petroleum and natural gas exploration in the south Great Slave Lake region. The remaining textual material dated 1921, includes one file of correspondence of O.S. Finnie, Acting Secretary for the Department of the Interior, and three files regard applications for surveying and exploration permits in the Great Slave Lake and Pine Point areas.

Canada. Department of the Interior
N-1995-008 · Accession · 1933, photocopied [n.d.]
Part of Canada. Department of the Interior fonds

This accession consists of one map entitled "Plan of Cameron Bay Settlement" compiled from surveys conducted by M. Meikle D.L.S. on August 25, 1933 and produced by the Department of the Interior. The map is scale: 100 feet to an inch. Cameron Bay was the name of the town that sprang up after Gilbert Labine's discovery of silver and radium. The settlement was officially named Port Radium in 1937 and then renamed Echo Bay in 1965. The locations and identifications of Royal Canadian Mounted Police buildings appear to have been annotated on the original map.

J. Lewis Robinson fonds
345 · Fonds · 1942-1990

This fonds consists of 71 photographs, 47 colour slides, one photocopy of a map showing the settlement of Hay River in 1945, 6 original sketch maps of various other communities also from 1945, and one report entitled "Report on Physical Geography Study of the Western Arctic, 1947." The photographs show various communities across the north including, Hay River, Fort Smith, Fort Simpson, Fort Providence, Pine Point, Tulita, Inuvik, Aklavik, Port Radium, Rankin Inlet and Yellowknife. The photographs of Hay River show dwellings and tents; however, there are also images of the meteorological station, airfield and Hudson's Bay Company. The images of Yellowknife are primarily aerial images of the town, images of Old Town, residential areas and places of business. There are also photographs of Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) barracks, Con Mine, Gordon Lake Mine, Negus Mine and commercial gardens. The photographs of Port Radium show the Eldorado uranium mine. Other photographs show pipeline activity at Inuvik. The slides are also mainly aerial images, and document communities throughout the NWT and Nunavut, including Yellowknife, Fort Smith, Fort Good Hope, Inuvik, Tuktoyaktuk, Aklavik, Hay River and the Mackenzie river. Nunavut locations documented on slides include Cambridge Bay, Baffin Island, Mansel Island, Prince Charles Island, Boothia Peninsula and Arctic Bay. One colour slide is a picture of Tom Doornbos of Yellowknife, carrying his water pails. The report was generated from personal observations by Robinson during a visit to the western arctic in August of 1947. The majority of the report focuses on observations about Victoria Island, Prince of Wales Island, Somerset Island and the Boothia Peninsula; however, there are also notations concerning the topography from Yellowknife to Bathurst Inlet. The report includes a diary of the trip and contains discussions of the topography, mapping, geology, ice conditions, vegetation and animal life. The report was originally produced for the Federal Government, Lands and Development Services Branch, Northwest Territories and Yukon Services.

Robinson, J. Lewis
421 · Fonds · 1937-1948

The fonds consists of 23.5 cm of textual records and 117 maps created by Bear Exploration and Radium Limited in its exploration and development work in the gold mining industry around Yellowknife in the 1930s and 1940s. The records appear to be predominently those of BEAR's NWT Manager of Operations, Hugh Fraser, and include correspondence, reports, financial statements, drill records, licenses, payroll and employment records, prospector's agreements, assay certificates, certificates of work, and maps of maps of claims, drill holes, and geological features for several groups of claims in the Yellowknife area, including Jacknife, Yellowrex, Giant, Sevenore (Fort Rae Gold), Atlas, Admiral, Quyta, Greyling, G.E.M, Ace, Daw, Homer, Neptune, Turnback Lake, Akaitcho, Lucky, HGB, WO3, BYG, and Beulah Gold Mines.

Bear Exploration and Radium Limited
N-1992-068 · Accession · 1958

This map shows the location of numerous mine sites and exploration sites within the western NWT. Mines indicated include: Rayrock, Beaulieu, Con-Rycon, Negus, Giant Yellowknife, Ptarmigan, Thompson-Lundmark, Mercury, Spinet, Colomac, Goldcrest, Tundra North Goldcraft, Discovery and Peg Tantalum.

N-1999-006 · Accession · 1930

Records are comprised of a government report entitled Prospecting and Mining Operations: Great Slave Lake. c/o Mike Beauregard / DIAND Geology Archives. The report contains several photographs of the Great Slave area, as well as seven loose plans noting mineral claims around the Great Slave Lake region. The report was written by M. Meikle, Mining Inspector.

Alexander Stevenson
N-2002-028 · Accession · 1965-1968

The textual records consist of a typewritten handbook entitled 'Material for Minister's Handbook' dated December 1965. The handbook appears to have belonged to Alexander Stevenson and contains information about the organization of the Northern Administration Branch. The handbook provides an overview about the activities of the Finance and Management Advisory Division, Education Division, Engineering Division, Industrial Division, Territorial Division and Welfare Division and includes budgetary information for each division. In addition, there is a copy of the NWT Council Tour, Vol. II (February 29 to March 8, 1968) marked "Alex Stevenson." The material lists all members of the Territorial Council, as well as biographical information about each member. In addition, there are two maps that were originally located in the NWT Council Tour book. One map shows the Territorial Evolution of Canada. It was produced by the Geographical Branch, Department of Energy, Mines and Resources. The other map was produced by the Department of Indian Affairs and Northern Development, Resource Management Division, and shows Mineral Exploration and Mining sites in the Northwest Territories and Yukon Territory. All other Stevenson Accessions transferred to Nunavut.

N-2013-017 · Accession · 1948

Records include a map produced by the Department of National Defence for Air North West Air Command Construction Engineering Branch. It illustrates Logging Operations in Sawmill Bay, which is located on the south eastern show of Great Bear Lake. The map depicts logging zones in the near area. Eldorado Mine is also situated on the map.

Canada. Department of National Defence