Chinese Canadian Artifacts Project

Fonds - BARK_RG137

Book, record Book, record Box 8 Book Book Inventory Books, Dreams of the Red ... Book, poetry Book, divination Letters Envelopes

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  • Cartographic material
  • Textual record

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Assorted Chinese Papers

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  • 1820 - 1967 (Creation)

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21 boxes

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Custodial history

Staff-found in Barkerville and Quesnelle Forks.

Scope and content

This collection consists primarily of assorted Chinese papers

Box 1: books, Chinese dictionaries, and Chinese-English dictionaries
Box 2: books about herbs, ailments, Chinese opera, divination, abaci, gambling,history, letter writing, dictionaries, and novels
Box 3: receipts, invoices, correspondence, gambling accounts, prescriptions, Chinese lottery tickets, publications, statements of accounts for Lee Chong Co.
Box 4: a set of Kangxi dictionaries (incomplete)
Box 5: invoices, receipts, and a grocery list from 1890
Box 6: documents concerning Quesnelle Forks Chee Kung Tong
Box 7: Chinese documents and accounts books
Box 8: a Chinese scroll
Box 9: documents from Victoria's Chee Kung Tong, a cooking book, and a grocery store's inventory
Box 10: books on poetry and divination, and Chinese family letters to Barkerville
Box 11: receipts, invoices, a head tax certificate, a book of poetry, correspondence, a record of debtors, and a list of regulations about the share-holding of Lun W Co., Barkerville
Box 12: books, textbooks, photographs, and a list of donors and donations for fighting the Japanese in 1938-1939
Box 13: letters, a grocery list of Chinese herbs, bits and pieces of torn papers, etc.
Box 14.1: books on divination, Chinese opera, letter writing, herbs and medicine, a Chinese almanac, and a Chinese dictionary
Box 14.2: books on gambling, abaci, geography, and Jesus, a Chinese Directory of Vancouver Island, newspapers, and gambling slips
Box 15.1: receipts, correspondence, invoices, reports, account books, the Chee Kung Party, and a book on Guan Kung
Box 15.2: unclassified Chinese materials - bits and pieces of torn paper, etc
Box 16: invoices, correspondence, receipts, musical books for Chinese operas, and book covers
Box 17: accounts books for the Lee Chong Co. in Barkerville
Box 18: A book of Chinese herbs, donation receipts, lottery tickets, correspondence, Lee Chong Co. accounts, and a portrait of Dr. Alfred Sze
Box 19: Correspondence, Chee Kung Tong circulars, Chinese newspaper, and an account book of Tai Lee Mine
Box 20.1: Chee Kung Tong, contributions, and a 1918 Barkerville Chinese census
Box 20.2: Lee Chong Co. account books, children’s textbooks, and gambling records
Box 21: Chinese almanac, miscellaneous books, Chinese magazines, reports, and fundraising information

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Items originally found in disarray. Arranged and described by Barkerville staff.

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  • Chinese
  • English

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See finding aid at Barkerville Library and Archives

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