Series K/EA/C43 - Papers relating to Chinese in British Columbia

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

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Papers relating to Chinese in British Columbia

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  • 1865,1883-1903,1898. (Creation)

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12 cm of textual records.

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The series consists of tickets for passage from Hong Kong to Victoria in 1865 via the barque "Maria", receipts, account books, and medicine books. [2 cm. of letters written by a son in China to his father in B.C. in the 1870's relating to crops, family news, and information regarding the investment of remittances appear to be missing, but were described when the material was donated at some point prior to 1974.]

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  • Chinese
  • English

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Most of the material is written in Chinese, with the exception of the tickets, the free miner's certificate and the mining receipt. A basic description of the material in Chinese was provided by Charles Sedgwick, M.A., University of Victoria prior to 1974.

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A portion of this series (tickets, the gold dust account book, and the mining records) were digitized as part of the Chinese Historical Wrongs Legacy Initiative.

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