Transcription Page

Wong Kong Ying et al

As part of the Chinese Historical Wrongs Legacy Initiative, we’ve digitized a small selection of inquests and inquiries from 1872 to 1934, found in series GR-0431. These were chosen to reflect the experiences of early Chinese immigrants to B.C. – their living and working conditions, and their unfortunate accidental or unusual deaths.   They range from a woman working in a brothel in Barkerville who died of natural causes to three sawmill workers who died from malnutrition. Learn more.

*All transcriptions are provided by volunteers, and the accuracy of the transcriptions is not guaranteed. Please be sure to verify the information by viewing the image record, or visiting the BC Archives in person. 

BC Archives GR-0431

*Please note that archival source materials are original historical documents that have not been censored, reviewed or otherwise altered by the Royal BC Museum. Some materials may contain content that is racist, sexist or otherwise offensive. The Royal BC Museum is only the custodian of archival materials; the content does not necessarily reflect the views or policies of the Royal BC Museum.

Current Page Transcription [edit] [history]

A. Just once before that date. I don't quite remember the date.

Juryman. Q.465 Was it in December?

A. The shipment sent from Vancouver around November 25th arrive December 2nd about.

Mr. Leighton. Q. 464 When did the next one get there. Got anything to show when the next one got there?

A. And the next one came about January 17th.

Juryman. Q.465 Did you get anything bwteen December 2nd and January 17th.

No answer.

Mr. Leighton. Q. 466 Did you send any orders in?

A. Yes, I did.

Q. 467 Who did you give the orders to?

A. December 22nd, when King Faun went to Vancouver, I give the orders to him

Q. 468 When did King Faun get back?

A. Around January 13th.

Q. 469 Did he bring you any supplies?

A. No.

Q. 470 Did you ask him if he had brought anything?

A. Yes, I did ask him.

Q. 471 Did he say why he didn't bring anything?

A. He said Hop Sang Company ship it.

Q. 472 Did you have any trouble getting your supplies when they came with the other camp supplies?

A. We get the supplies according to the marking. Suppose mark No. 1, that is for Camp No. 1. Camp No. 2 for Camp No. 2.

Q. 473 Have you a letter from Hop Sang Company saying they wouldn't ship you any goods?

A. Hop Sang no money. Did not fill the whole order, only fill part of it.

Q. 474 Is this a letter from the Hop Sang Company?

A. Yes.

Q. 475 Will you read that letter?

A. (Letter read)

Q. 476 That is the original of that letter

A. Yes.


Current Page Discussion [edit] [history]

Image 49 of 160