Title and statement of responsibility area
Papers relating to Chinese in British Columbia
General material designation
- textual record
Other title information
Title statements of responsibility
- Source of title proper: Title based on the contents of the file.
Level of description
Edition statement of responsibility
Class of material specific details area
Statement of scale (cartographic)
Statement of projection (cartographic)
Statement of coordinates (cartographic)
Statement of scale (architectural)
Issuing jurisdiction and denomination (philatelic)
Dates of creation area
Physical description area
12 cm of textual records.
Publisher's series area
Title proper of publisher's series
Parallel titles of publisher's series
Other title information of publisher's series
Statement of responsibility relating to publisher's series
Numbering within publisher's series
Note on publisher's series
Archival description area
Scope and content
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.]
Immediate source of acquisition
Language of material
Script of material
Language and script note
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.
Location of originals
Availability of other formats
Restrictions on access
No access restrictions apply.
Terms governing use, reproduction, and publication
There is no finding aid.
No further accruals expected.
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.