Series RG137 - Box 2

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Box 2

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CA Barkerville Historic Town RG137

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  • 1820 - 1929 (Creation)

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1 box

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Staff-found in Barkerville.

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File 1: prescription of Chinese herbs, Chinese medical books and advertisement of Chinese medicine
File 2: a book on throat ailments
Files 3 - 8: children's exercise books, books of idioms or literature, history of eastern Zhou Dynasty, verses and lyrics
File 9: Chinese novels (incomplete)
File 10: musical books for Chinese operas
File 11: books on abaci
File 12: books on divination, General Guan Kung in the Period of Three Kingdoms (A.D. 221-266) who deified a God of War, a book giving the meaning of bamboo slips used for the purpose of divination
File 13: dictionaries including a self-compiled English dictionary which renders the sounds of English words in Chinese characters
File 14: a handbook on Zihua (a gambling game)
File 15: a periodical on Siyi, the 4 counties in China
File 16: books on Chinese letter writing

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Items originally found in disarray. Arranged and described by Barkerville staff.

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  • Chinese

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