Chinese Canadian Artifacts Project

Item CUMB_2011.071.023 - Certificate Found in Cumberland B.C's Chinatown

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Certificate Found in Cumberland B.C's Chinatown

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CA CUMB CUMB_2011.071.023

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35.5 x 22 cm; 1 certificate; white, green, black print; red seal.

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The Donor's father owned Charlie’s Exchange and Pioneer Museum in Parksville, B.C. When the Museum was sold, the donor bought many of the Chinatown items.

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Found in Chinatown, Cumberland B.C.

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This is the Chee Kong Tong society membership certificate of a man named Chen Wenbao. He was introduced and recommended to the society by Chen Cheng. Chen Wenbao was accepted to the society on January 18th in the 13th year of the Republic of China (1924). It’s uncertain whether it was Chinese Lunar or Gregorian date. This membership certificate contains the articles and mandate of the society.

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258.9 KiB


September 21, 2015 9:38 AM

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