Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Famous Explorer's Diary Donated to Yukon Archives as Part of Larger Collection

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Famous Explorer's Diary Donated to Yukon Archives as Part of Larger Collection

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Famous explorer's diary donated to Yukon Archives

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WHITEHORSE - A collection of books, photos and papers that date back to the late 1800s has been donated to the Yukon Archives, including the diary of an explorer, trader and prospector known as "The Father of the Yukon."

Archivist Jenn Roberts says Ralph Troberg first turned up at the archives in October 2015 with early record books from the Yukon Order Of Pioneers.

The books had been part of his father's collection and were inherited by Troberg along with boxes of other historical records from Dawson City.

The boxes emerged when Troberg decided to sell his home in Dawson and began to clear it out.

The collection included materials that were assumed to have been burned in a fire, including the diary of Jack McQuesten detailing his years in Yukon from 1871 to 1885. …

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