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George MacKenzie fonds [textual record]. 


1896-1932, 1969-1975

Place of creation


9 cm of textual records some photocopies.

Scope and content

Fonds includes correspondence, diaries and reports of Arctic expeditions, speeches, dispatches, clippings, and summary reports of the RCMP, which all relate to the career of George P. MacKenzie as Gold Commissioner in the Yukon and as Commander of Eastern Arctic Explorations for the federal government.

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Biography / Administrative history

Born in Malagash, Nova Scotia in 1873, George MacKenzie left for the Yukon during the Klondike Gold Rush. He was the founder and principal of the first high school in the Yukon and was later appointed supervisor of all schools in the Territory. MacKenzie entered government service as an employee in the Gold Commissioner's office in 1904. He was appointed Gold Commissioner in 1912, a position he held until 1923 when he became Commander of Eastern Arctic Explorations for the Federal government. He supervised expeditions to the Arctic which helped consolidate Canada's position in the North.

Additional information

Purchased in 1990 from Miss Muriel Scott of Cambridge, Ontario.

Subject heading

1. Arctic regions - Discovery and exploration, [1896-1975] Royal Canadian Mounted Police, [1896-1975]
2. Explorers - Canada, [1896-1975] Yukon Territory, [1896-1975]
3. Arctic regions - Exploring expeditions, [1896-1975]


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