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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 & C...

Wing Shing

Bank of Montreal Cheque from 1917 Victoria B.C.

  • CA CUMB CUMB_986.010.276
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  • 1917-11-13

This cheque is from the Bank of Montreal; Cheque No. 18277; $1000; "on demand pay to: Wing Hong Chong; from Victoria B.C.; some writing on the back.

Bank of Montreal

Book from Chinatown, Cumberland B.C. Calculating Expenses and Income

  • CA CUMB 982.012.011
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  • 1929-01-1929-12

A: is a book calculating income and expenses for each month of the year (1929), it was likely from the Buddhist Temple that once stood in Chinatown, Cumberland B.C. B-H: is a letter inside of the book which was found in an old building (possibly t...

Book with Chinese Writing

  • CA CUMB CUMB_982.084.008
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The writing inside of the book reads “add, subtract, divide, multiply.”

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."

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."

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