Cheekungtong Collection
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Records dating from 1876 to 1956 that focus on the activities of the Chinese Freemasons of Canada, particularly in Victoria and Vancouver, British Columbia. Founded in Victoria in 1876, the Cheekungtong (or Chinese Freemasons) functioned as an unofficial organization to maintain order in the Chinese communities and assist members in need. Written 90% in Chinese and 10% in English, these records reflect their activities supporting Chinese communities in Canada; the lives and concerns of their members in British Columbia; and their ties with China.

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SFU Digitized Collections

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Yes

Subjects

History, History - Canada, History - Social & Cultural