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Author Lester, Edward, 1861-1938.

Title Guarding the goldfields : the story of the Yukon Field Force / [introduced and edited] by Brereton Greenhous ; maps by William R. Constable
Published Toronto : Dundurn Press, 1987
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Description 1 online resource (222 pages) : illustrations, maps
Series Canadian War Museum historical publication ; no. 24
Canadian War Museum historical publication ; no. 24
Contents ""Table of Contents""; ""Preface""; ""Introduction “The Golden Mecca of the North�""; ""Archival Detective Work: The Provenance of the Lester Diary""; ""Edward Lester�s Diary “Plenty of good hard graft�""; ""Faith Fenton�s Despatches “Special Correspondence of the Globe�""; ""Edward Lester�s Diary “Damn the Goldfields altogether�""; ""Faith Fenton�s & Georgia Powell�s Despatches “From mountain to swamp and bog�""; ""Edward Lester�s Diary “Up to our waists in ice-cold water�""; ""Faith Fenton�s Last Despatch “The Yukon Jollies�""
Summary A history of the Yukon Field Force, an ad hoc unit of the Canadian Militia which only existed for two years, from 1898 to 1900, based on the diary of Edward Lester, an English immigrant who served in the Force as a private soldier. Includes Lester's diary (p.130-206)
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
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Subject Lester, Edward, 1861-1938. -- Diaries.
Canada. Canadian Army. Yukon Field Force.
Soldiers -- Yukon -- Diaries.
Klondike River Valley (Yukon) -- Gold discoveries.
Genre/Form Diaries.
Form Electronic book
Author Greenhous, Brereton, 1929-
Canadian Museum of Civilization.
Canadian War Museum.
National Museums of Canada.
ISBN 1459713435 (electronic bk.)
1554881811 (electronic bk.)
9781459713437 (electronic bk.)
9781554881819 (electronic bk.)