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“A. Taken of Gratitude” Tapestry Gifted to Dr. Robert Lawrence of Cumberland B.C.

  • CA CUMB CUMB_989.034.002
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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 made in China for $500.00. Dr. Robert Lawrence was the first doctor in the Cumberland area and he was also the treasurer of the original hospital board. Dr. Lawrence served the Cumberland miners from 1890-1900.

Dr. Robert Lawrence

10 Pieces of Ceremonial Chinese Money

  • CA CUMB CUMB_985.038.003
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All of the pieces are ceremonial except for one central Chinese character which means “longevity” (silver or money). Photographed: 985.038.003 C

17 Red Ceremonial Candles

  • CA CUMB CUMB_985.038.025
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These candles were used for ceremonies; two at one time would be burned.

1930's Dress Worn by May Lee Wong

  • CA CUMB CUMB_984.014.003
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  • [ca.193-]

1930's style dress that was worn by Mae Leung's Mother - Mary Lee Wong of Halifax N.S.

Mae Leung

2 Bills with Serial Numbers

  • CA CUMB CUMB_986.010.273
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The first bill’s serial number is: #014836. The second bill’s serial number is: #014837.

2 Envelopes and 1 Letter from Hong Kong to Cumberland B.C.

  • CA CUMB CUMB_983.025.002
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  • 1930-05

Envelope (B) is from Hong Kong and addressed to Hwang Je-Syen from Hwang Ren-II; letter (A) stating that the sender received money from Je-Syen and that “Your family is fine, so don’t worry about it.”; envelope C is addressed to “Sing Shun & Co. PO Box 183, Cumberland B.C. from “Wing Shing in Hong Kong; Cumberland B.C. postage stamp on the back. Date: May 1930; Photographed: 983.025.002 A (letter); Full translation available.

Wing Shing

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 Mother mentioning Jang-Li (full translation available); D: letter is a fee statement from Lu-Fong Co. to Hwang Pal-Gwang. Date: August 6, 1929; Photographed: 982.020.024 C (letter); (Translated by: Sen-Shou Lin June, 4th, 1988).

Hong On Tai Jan Co.

20 Dominoes

  • CA CUMB CUMB_983.117.012--.031
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