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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...

Wellington Colliery Railway Customs Report from 1925

  • CA CUMB CUMB_2007.027.035
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  • 1925-12-07

This is a customs Report/ Receipt form the Wellington Colliery Railway Company; there are some Chinese characters on the back; Date: December, 7, 1925.

Wellington Colliery Railway Company

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."

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.”

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