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Collection C0211 - George Oswald Shaw collection

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George Oswald Shaw collection


  • [ca. 1904-1912] (Creation)

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70 photographs

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Biographical history

George Oswald Shaw was a businessman in Dawson, Yukon Territory, and operated the Klondike Nugget and Ivory Shop for many years. He also served as an Member of the Legislative Assembly (MLA) in the territorial legislature. He received the Order of Canada in 1973 for his contributions to the development of the Yukon. Shaw retired to Richmond, British Columbia.


Archival history

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Gift of George O. Shaw, 1963.

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The collection consists of photographs of Dawson, Yukon Territory and vicinity, including gold miners and buildings.

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No restrictions on access.

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The material is in English.

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No finding aid, but a few of the photos have been digitized.

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Link added to Archives Photographs on August 12, 2015.

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Friday, March 04, 2016




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