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Chris and Grace Bartsch, 1899
Chris and Grace Bartsch, 1899

Bartsch family fonds

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Table of Contents

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Series 1 Personal and business papers. -- 1898-1958
Series 2 Photographs. -- 1899-1903 and n.d.


Series 1

Personal and business papers. -- 1898-1958

M-62 Chris and Grace Bartsch's Klondike recollections. -- [ca. 1950-1956]. -- Consists of first person accounts of their Klondike gold rush experiences and life in the Yukon. Includes a general biography of Christian Bartsch, written by Glenbow staff member George Gooderham;
M-63-1 Correspondence between Chris Bartsch and Fred J. Muller. -- 1920, 1925-1928. -- Re land dealings and Hussar farm business.
M-63-2 Correspondence between Chris Bartsch and Fred J. Muller. -- 1929-1932. -- Re Hussar farm business.
M-63-3 Business papers related to Fred J. Muller and the Hussar farm. -- 1925-1931. -- Consists of receipts for grain payments, and tax notices (both municipal and school taxes).
M-63-4 General correspondence. -- 1906-1958

Business papers. -- 1901-1928. -- Consists of the following:

Inventory of property to be sold to the Pacific Cold Storage Company by Chris Bartsch
Cashbook for Bartsch and Company, Dawson City, Yukon (1901) [copy]
National Bank of Commerce letter of credit (1907)
Inventory of Chris Bartsch, Gleichen, Alberta (1918)
Certificate for 25 shares of Mackenzie Basin Fisheries (1920)
Certificate for 100 shares of Oil Producers Corporation of Canada (1928)


Miscellaneous papers. -- 1898-1910. -- Consists of the following:

Two calling cards for Mr. J.A.D. Perrins and George Lane
Counter cheque book, Pioneer Market, Gleichen
Letterhead of Bartsch and Company, Dawson City, Yukon
Map of Dawson Creek Hospital Well
Klondike dinner menu (1898)
Certificate for 1 share of Gleichen and District Agricultural Association


Account books and Grace Bartsch's diary. -- 1901-1929. -- Consists of the following:

Barsch and Company, Dawson City, Yukon account book, which also contains Mrs. Bartsch's diary (1901)
Account book of property and cattle (1907-1929)

M-174 Correspondence and notes re Ted Bartsch's 36-horse team at the Calgary Stampede. -- 1925, 1976.

Series 2

Photographs. -- 1899-1903 and n.d. -- 39 photographs. -- The series consists primarily of views of the Yukon, taken by the Bartsch's during the Klondike gold rush.

Some of the photographs have been scanned. View now.

PA-211 Burns feed lot and cattle at Dawson City, Yukon. -- 2 photographs
PB-59 Cochrane Ranch and Burns plant. -- 3 photographs
PC-12 Calgary Stampede parade. -- 1 photograph
PE-6 Gleichen Stampede. -- 1 panorama
NA-25 Klondike views, Yukon. -- 1899-1902. -- 34 photographs
NA-905 Staff at Burns packing plant. -- [ca. 1903]. -- 1 photograph. -- Copied from original print in PA-211 above.

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