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''Robert Lawrence'' Tapestry

  • CA CUMB CUMB_989.034.001
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This tapestry was gifted to Dr. Robert Lawrence in appreciation for his services to the Chinese community in Chinatown, Cumberland B.C. He was given this gift when he moved to Vancouver B.C. -The Chinese Community in Cumberland had this tapestry m...

Dr. Robert Lawrence

''Rose Beancurd'' Bottle

  • CA CUMB CUMB_993.023.013
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There are raised Chinese characters on 3 sides. The bottle reads: “rose beancurd – made in China.”

2 Envelopes and 2 letters to Foo Yuen Co., Hwang Je-Syen and Hwang Pal-Gwang

  • CA CUMB CUMB_982.020.024
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  • 1929-08-06

A: envelope is from Hong On Tai Jan Co. Sam Hop Toy Sun, in Canton China; it is addressed to Foo Yuen Co. in Cumberland B.C. B: envelope is addressed to Hwang Je-Syen in Cumberland B.C. from his Mother; C: letter is to Hwang Je-Syen from his Mothe...

Hong On Tai Jan Co.

Bow Woo Tong Lung Medicine

  • CA CUMB CUMB_980.118
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This box once contained medicine for lung conditions; manufactured by Bow Woo Tong 433, Honan Road, Shanghai, China.

Bow Woo Tong

Embroidered Handkerchief Given to Charles Lawrence

  • CA CUMB CUMB_991.026.002
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Embroidered with the name “Shin Ae Won” and the image of a girl collecting items in a basket. Given as a gift from China to Charles Lawrence as an appreciation for his financial donation.

Charles Lawrence

Ginseng Extract Box from Bow Woo Tong, China

  • CA CUMB CUMB_980.119
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The back side of this box shows an image a Ginseng plant and a man cooking; one side is an English description of the extract and the other is in Chinese characters; the side description also reads: “Manufactured by Bow Woo Tong, 433 Honan Road, S...

Bow Woo Tong

New Year Greeting Card from Canton China

  • CA CUMB CUMB_982.020.038
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This item is a New Year greeting card from Mr. Hwang Li-Yen and Mrs. Whang Mai-Syen; the card reads “Hong On Tai Jan Som Hop Toy Sun, Canton, China.” ; the alternate side reads “Hong Tai Inn, Canton, China.”

Whang Mai-Syen

Pamphlet on ''Daily Rules for Christians'' by R.A. Jaffray

  • CA CUMB CUMB_985.038.012
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The Pamphlet includes daily rules and guides to good Christian living; written by J. R. Jaffray and published by Preaching Bookstore, Ujo City, Gwangsi Province, China. A full translation of this pamphlet is available.

R.A. Jaffray

Rare Majong Set with Box

  • CA CUMB CUMB_986.010.002
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The box for the black Mahjong set and is very rare. Included with this set is a set of standard Mahjong rules; ; Set originally had 280 pieces – 2 are missing: #6 wheel tile and #9 character tile; Tiles are concave, black bamboo wood. The box has ...

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