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Original Conveyance Deed from the E&N Railway and Map of Chinese Cemetery (Cumberland B.C)

  • CA CUMB CUMB_2009.039.001
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  • 1897-09-21

A: The original conveyance (deed) from the E &N Railway; September, 21, 1897 and notary signed on October, 4, 1897B: A map of the Chinese cemetery made with ink on fabric that reads: “Comox District Lot 1 of Section 25, 2 Acres More or Less”; it was signed by : Lai Yuew, Quong Melung, Tai Ou, and James Dunsmuir on September, 21, 1897 and notary signed on October, 4, 1897; the map has some ink bleed from the conveyance. Photographed: B: Map.

E&N Railway

Framed Painting of Jumbo's Cabin

  • CA CUMB CUMB_980.498
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Jumbo's Cabin is the last remaining structure from Cumberland B.C's Chinatown, it has been moved from its original location.

Calligraphy Scroll with Poem

  • CA CUMB CUMB_980.526
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The poem translates to: "always be kind and hospitable. It lays a good foundation for your heirs in the future."

Calligraphy Scroll

  • CA CUMB CUMB_980.527
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Translated it reads: "whatever you do please give others a chance then the world will be a happy place."

Chinese Nationalist League Letter on the Leagues Letterhead.

  • CA CUMB CUMB_982.020.034
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This is an informational booklet for members of the Nationalist Movement. It contains vows for members and instructions for Chiang Kai Shek, as well as a message from Dr. Sun Yat Sen.

Chinese Nationalist League

Calligraphy Scroll

  • CA CUMB CUMB_982.092.004
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Some writing on the back of this scroll.

Slide Show

  • CA CUMB CUMB_983.021.002
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The Chinese residents of Cumberland B.C. were housed at an outbuilding in the hospital which was connected by a walkway after the 1923 explosion

Chinese Book of Shares from Chee Kung Tong Chinese Free Masons in Cumberland B.C.

  • CA CUMB CUMB_983.040
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A book of building shares that is stamped “Chee Kung Tong Chinese Free Mason Po Box 279 Cumberland B.C.” it also states that the profits were sent to the KMT Party. This book was found in an old Chinatown building that once stood in Cumberland, B.C.

Chee Kung Tong Chinese Free Mason

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