Chinese Canadian Artifacts Project

Series RG513 - Box 5

Title and statement of responsibility area

Title proper

Box 5

General material designation

Parallel title

Other title information

Title statements of responsibility

Title notes

Level of description

Series

Reference code

CA Barkerville Historic Town RG513

Edition area

Edition statement

Edition statement of responsibility

Class of material specific details area

Statement of scale (cartographic)

Statement of projection (cartographic)

Statement of coordinates (cartographic)

Statement of scale (architectural)

Issuing jurisdiction and denomination (philatelic)

Dates of creation area

Date(s)

  • 1887 - 1903 (Creation)
    Creator
    Chee Kung Tong

Physical description area

Physical description

1 box of 14 items

Publisher's series area

Title proper of publisher's series

Parallel titles of publisher's series

Other title information of publisher's series

Statement of responsibility relating to publisher's series

Numbering within publisher's series

Note on publisher's series

Archival description area

Name of creator

Chee Kung Tong

Biographical history

Custodial history

Found in Barkerville

Scope and content

Box contains Chinese notebooks concerning dues and contributions made for the local interment of deceased Chi Kung Tong members.

Notes area

Physical condition

Immediate source of acquisition

Arrangement

David Lai's temporary interpretation, 1988: "It is possible that once a year, the Hung people made offerings of food, paper reproductions of money, and daily necessities such as clothing to the spirits of those newly dead and those long since passed away. Services were made for unhappy lonely souls who did not have human descendants to care for them. It was believed that prayers together with the accompanying gifts of food and paper clothing would make the destitute spirits happier and more comfortable and therefore would not hunt the living. However, it might be possible that each booklet was a register of donors to worship a deceased individual."

Language of material

  • Chinese

Script of material

Location of originals

Availability of other formats

Restrictions on access

Access restricted

Terms governing use, reproduction, and publication

Finding aids

See finding aid at Barkerville Library and Archives

Associated materials

Related materials

Accruals

Alternative identifier(s)

Standard number area

Standard number

Access points

Subject access points

Place access points

Name access points

Genre access points

Control area

Description record identifier

Institution identifier

Rules or conventions

Status

Level of detail

Dates of creation, revision and deletion

Language of description

Script of description

Sources

Accession area

Related subjects

Related people and organizations

Related places

Related genres