The fonds consists of 59 letters, 2 diaries, and 13 photographs. The letters, diaries, and photographs were created by Frederick Ross Strickland Barlee during his employment with the Klondyke Mining, Trading and Transport Corporation Limited of London, England. The letters are written primarily to his wife and daughter describing his living and working conditions in the various communities in Northern British Columbia, the Yukon Territory and the Northwest Territories during the era of the Klondyke gold rush. The letters begin just before Barlee left Ontario to begin work with the company and ended when he left the Yukon in 1901. The diaries are in two volumes and cover the period 1897 to 1900 and mainly describe the events mentioned in the letters to his wife. The photographs are of the town of Glenora.
Barlee, Frederick Ross Strickland, d. 1921