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Victoria (B.C.) Chinese--British Columbia With digital objects
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Account book

Account book containing entries about loans, insurance, exchanges of gold dust and "gold eggs". The keeper of the accounts was acting as an agent and banker for Chinese who wished to send remittances back to China.

Chinese josh [joss] house

The item is a black and white cabinet card (with edges trimmed) showing a Chinese temple or Chinese community Tachiu event which may have been hosted by the Hongnen Chee Kung Tong (CKT). It may have been taken in Victoria. On the back of the card is the studio inscription of Mrs. R. Maynard's photographic studio with the address given as the corner of Douglas and Johnson Streets in Victoria. It is presumed to have been taken between 1872 and 1892 as that is when Maynard's studio was located at Douglas and Johnson Streets.

Tickets for passage from Hong Kong to Victoria via Barque "Maria"

87 pre-printed tickets in English and Chinese, with name of passengers, age, occupation and native place filled out in English. The tickets also have the name of the passenger written in Chinese. Some of the ticket holders were children. Folder 1 also contains undated hand-written notes which describe the conditions on the voyage re food and space allotted, and state that they were in contravention of the Chinese Passengers Act of 1855. Two Chinese names are listed on the note: A. Quang and Quang Ling.

Business records

Business records of Kwong Lee and Co., and Hopkee and Co., including shares of British Columbia companies and agreement to transport Chinese to Victoria.

Presented by W.E. Knowlton, Kamloops, 1977.

Commission on Victoria Police Commissioners

  • GR-0784
  • Series
  • 1910

This series consists of records of the Commission on Victoria Police Commissioners, 1910. Commissioner Peter S. Lampman was appointed March 24, 1910 to inquire into the actions of the Victoria Police commissioners in response to allegations of corruption. The investigation centered on the actions of the Police Commissioners in regard to bawdy houses and gambling establishments in the Chinatown area.

British Columbia. Commission on Victoria Police Commissioners (1910)