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Fonds AM350 - Willson E. Knowlton collection

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Willson E. Knowlton collection

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AM350

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  • 1858-1884 (Creation)
    Creator
    Knowlton, Willson E.

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0.01 m of textual records

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The Chinese have played a prominent role in the history of British Columbia since the start of the gold rush in the 1850s.

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The collection consists of miscellaneous papers, primarily agreements and financial papers, relating to the Chinese on the west coast of North America from 1858-1884. The donor also included notes on the collection.

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The collection was loaned for copying by Willson E. Knowlton, D.O.S., of Kamloops, in September 1974. He reported that the collection was found in the false bottom of a Chinese chest which his mother purchased in Vancouver ca. 1935-1940.

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Folder formerly located at 550-B-05 fld 07.

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  • Box: 550-A-04 fld 11