Item BARK_RG506_ 2012.0051.0001c - BC Express Company receipt

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BC Express Company receipt

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CA Barkerville Historic Town BARK_RG506_ 2012.0051.0001c

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  • 16 Apr. 1883 (Creation)

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1 item, 17 x 10.5 cm

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Item found inside The Early History of the Fraser River Mines by Frederick W. Howay (2012. 0051.0001).

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BC Express Company receipt for 15 dollars from On Lee of Yale to Tai Chung & Co. with Chinese writing on verso, dated 16 April, 1883. Receipt signed by Mr. Dodd.

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Purchased from AbeBooks.


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  • English

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See finding aid at Barkerville Library and Archives.

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The Chinese text at the right top:
[receipt dated] Lunar March 10th
[Paid to] Tai Chung & Co

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