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Vancouver Coal Company

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.

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BC Archives GR-0431

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had been working that day the same as usual - There was nothing different from usual that I was aware off - To Mr James Young - I am acquainted with the ___ ___ the "engine have" to the number two shaft - There were three down ____ which you had to go from the ___ ___ to the Shaft - One - in the number one level - and two above the level on the ____ I am not acquainted with the ___ morning from the engine room to the number two shaft - The ___ of the black ___ to me to come up the ___ airway behind the cabin

Taken upon oath and acknowledged this 25th day of May in the year of Our Lord one thousand eight hundred and eighty seven before me

Jules. L. Michell

___________ Coroner

James Malcolm - ____ ____ being duly

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