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Kuo Kong Silk Company fonds
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- Textual record
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- Kuo Kong Silk Company
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0.77 m of textual records
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The Kuo Kong Silk Company, located at 41 East Pender Street, first appeared in the Vancouver City Directory in 1925. The company's subsidiary operations, International Clothing and National Dry Goods Manufactory, emerged in 1937. The Kuo Kong Silk Company manufactured fine dress shirts, sheets, pillowcases, workshirts, restaurant uniforms, and overalls. These goods, plus a wide range of clothing, were retailed along with Chinese curio items. The Kuo Kong store handled overall management, sales, and some tailoring for the three stores. Although the Kuo Kong Silk Company was based in Vancouver, its business activities were not limited to the city. By 1930, a mail order system was in operation. The company's sales agents sold goods across the country: up Vancouver Island and the B.C. Interior, across the Prairies, and into the Maritimes.
Scope and content
The fonds consists of the firm's correspondence, financial records, a catalogue of silk samples, and customer catalogues.
The fonds is arranged into 2 series: Business papers, and Proprietors' papers.
Immediate source of acquisition
Donated by Mrs. S. Jackman, proprietor, Kuo Kong Silk Company, in June 1975.
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