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Cheekungtong Collection

Cheekungtong Collection

A collection of records dating from 1867 to 1956 that focus on the activities of the Chinese Freemasons of Canada, particularly in Victoria and Vancouver. Founded in Victoria, B.C. in 1876, the Cheekungtong (or Chinese Freemasons) functioned as an unofficial organization to maintain order in the Chinese communities and assist members in need. This collection of records reflects their activities supporting Chinese communities in Canada; the lives and concerns of their members in British Columbia; and their ties with China, spanning approximately from 1876 to 1956. Languages of the material are approximately 90% Chinese and 10% English.

Contributed by Rare Books and Special Collections, University of British Columbia Library.