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Yukon Mining, Trading and Transport Company Photograph Collection, 1897

Identifier: PCA 4

Scope and Contents

The albums record the trip up the Taku River by canoe; Tlingit Indian villages, fish camps, and communities from Ketchikan to Skagway. The collection contains images of the expedition members as well as Taku Chief Annatlas, Tlingit Indian camp Hoochinoo No. 1, fish camps, Nakana River, Inklin River, Juneau churches and buildings, Ketchikan, Wrangell, and Skagway.


  • 1897



Conditions Governing Access

The collection is available for viewing; however, the images may not be photocopied.

Conditions Governing Use

Requests for permission to publish material from the collection must be discussed with the Librarian. Photocopying does not constitute permission to publish.


These two volumes illustrate an expedition up the Taku River by members of the Yukon Mining, Trading and Transport Company in the summer of 1897. The expedition was led by P.I. Packard who proposed to build a railroad to Dawson via the Taku River. Other members included T. Gordon Janney, W.A. Pratt, A.E. Johnson and James S. Johnson.


2 Volumes : 106 black and white photographs; 21 x 27 cm.

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

The two volumes, which have identical views, except for 3 photos, were given to the library at different times from different sources. Volume 1 came from a library on the East Coast in 1969; Volume 2 was given to the library in 1985 by Loren and Dorothy Clark of Fort Myers, Florida. The original owner of Volume 2 was T. Gordon Janney.

Existence and Location of Copies

Some photographs in this collection have been digitized and are available to view via Alaska's Digital Archives.

Processing Information

The photographs on the album pages have been numbered and have been protected with interleaving. An item level inventory of the collection is available.

Finding aid for the Yukon Mining, Trading and Transport Company Photograph Collection, 1897
Processed by: Staff ; Updated by: Jacki Swearingen, July 2013 ; ArchivesSpace finding aid by: Sandy Johnston 2019 June ; Inventory added by: Sandy Johnston
2020 April
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Repository Details

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