Fonds PR-0222 - John Alexander Sinclair fonds

Two men in street Two men with horses and wagon in street Female members of an unidentified family Belinda Mulroney and unidentified captain, during Klondike gold rush Victorian Order of Nurses Scott, Powell, Hannah and Payson with Toronto Globe reporter Faith Fent... The Reverend John Alexander Sinclair and others Pack horse grazing in front of log cabin Freighting between Skagway and Lake Bennett Skagway street Jeff Smith's parlor, Skagway, Alaska Skagway street Grave of Jefferson Randall "Soapy" Smith at the Skagway cemetery Grave of F.H. Reid at the Skagway cemetery Street scene, possibly Skagway, Alaska White Pass and Yukon baggage and passenger cars Rev. John Sinclair pictured and related to his diary the poignant story of the girl who came to m... The Reverend John Alexander officiating at a funeral at Skagway Store building on barge Church of England, tent cabin structure Panorama of Whitehorse Dawson water front, Yukon Canyon White Horse Rapids Tramway Co. Horses on a raft or barge, being pushed by a small steamship Horse and tram Rounding up the Soapy Smith gang The Soapy Smith autopsy Frank Ried [Reid]  and attendents, Bishop Rowe Hospital Bound for Dawson, S.S. Rosalie St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church, Bennett, B.C. The Reverend John Alexander Sinclair officiating at a wedding
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John Alexander Sinclair fonds

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  • [ca. 1880]-1902 (Creation)
    Sinclair, John Alexander

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35 cm of textual records, 24 cm of graphic material, 2 microfilm reels

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John Alexander Sinclair was a Presbyterian minister in Bennett, B.C.

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The records were donated to the BC Archives in 1979 by James M. Sinclair.

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The fonds consists of correspondence, diaries, sermons, notebooks and photographs created by Sinclair during his time as a Presbyterian minister on a mission to Skagway, Alaska and Bennett, B.C.

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Access restrictions apply to MS-1061, see series description for details.

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A file list available for MS-1061 is available.

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See Mission : Klondike / by James M. Sinclair. Vancouver : Mitchell Press, 1978 in BC Archives library: NW972.18 S616.
This book was written by Sinclair's son and is based on Sinclair's records.

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Archives code(s): MS-1061; MS-3245

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Accession number(s): 79-093, 198002-010

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