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1897-1904, 1937 (Creation)
- Olive, W.H.T.
- Photographs copied ca. 1939
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William Henry Trewolla Olive was born in 1865 in Truro, Cornwall, England, and served as an apprentice in woodworking and architecture. He immigrated to Victoria, British Columbia, where he worked on the construction of the new parliament buildings. He and his wife Sarah had four children while living in Victoria.
In 1897, during the Klondike Gold Rush, Olive was hired by The Bennett Lake and Klondyke Navigation Company to build boats. He and his family lived in Atlin until 1904 and had another child before moving to Carbon, Alberta to homestead. He also had a garage in Carbon and was a justice of the peace. He died in Calgary in July 1940.
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The fonds consists of copies of photographs created or acquired by William Henry Trewolla (W.H.T.) Olive during his time in the Klondike gold fields and Atlin, B.C. from 1897 to 1904. The fonds also includes two copies of his memoir of the time, written in 1937.
The 20 black and white photographs appear to have been in a photo album which was probably photographed by the Archives staff around 1939. Copy prints were subsequently printed from the negatives. There are images of Atlin and Discovery B.C.; several have captions or identifying marks written on the original print. At least one of these was taken by A.C. Hirschfeld. There are also two images of Skagway, Alaska, apparently attributed to Case & Draper.
There are two copies of Olive's memoirs, copy 1 has the title "Trail of '98, memoirs of W.H.T. Olive" and copy 2 has the title "W.H.T. Olive : Yukon reminiscences".
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