Fonds SCM-RG-0020 - William Chew fonds

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William Chew fonds

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  • Document textuel
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  • ? - 2007 (Production)
    Chew, William
    Swift Current (Sask.)

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ca. 50 cm of textual records and other materials

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Notice biographique

William Chew was born 1911 April 15. He immigrated from Hong Kong, China to Swift Current, Saskatchewan in the late 1930s or early 1940s and became a prominent business man. His two eldest sons, Andrew and Charles Chew, were born in China and received permission to immigrate to Canada in 1948. His youngest son, Victor, was born in Canada in 1940. In the summer of 1948 Mr. Chew returned to Hong Kong for a year sojourn.

Historique de la conservation

In 2007 the records were transferred to the Swift Current Museum.

Portée et contenu

The fonds, related to William Chew, were created by the source. No other information was captured at the time of transfer to the Swift Current Museum.

The content has not been professionally appraised, arranged, or described. The following is a basic listing of the unprocessed contents:
The fonds consists of six series. Series one is titled 'Horse Co-Operative Marketing Ass'n Ltd.' Series two is titled 'Saskatchewan Wool Products'. Series three is titled 'Other business documents'. Series four is titled 'Personal documents and Modern News'. Series five is title 'Chinese documents'. Series six is titled 'Photographs".

Series one consists of the following documents: 8 copies of a letter from the Secretary General of the HCMA, to Whom It May Concern, regarding William Chew; 3 copies of a letter to William Chew, from the Secretary General of the HCMA, regarding the selling of canned Horse Meat & Gravy to China (2 pages); 3 typed pages entirely in Chinese characters; 2 letters from the HCMA, to William Chew, each regarding the shipping canned Horse Meat & Gravy [one letter also mentions the death of Janey Howell, daughter of Ralph Howell and friend of Victor]; a Hong Kong import licence and a CPR bill for shipping horse meat; a letter from William Chew to the HCMA, regarding sample cans of Horse Meat & Gravy; a letter (with envelope) from Manlung & Co. Importers and Exporters in Hong Kong, to the HCMA;{**the following items have been removed from A.2007.33 and moved to Subject Files: 7 copies of Horse Meat And Gravy Specifications (5 pages); 11 copies of blank paper with a HCMA letterhead**}.

Series two consists of the following documents: 8 pieces of correspondence between William Chew and representatives of Saskatchewan Wool Products regarding the selling of SWP blankets in Hong Kong; 2 copies of SWP price list from 1948 (not identical).

Series three consists the following documents: 5 letters (with envelopes) from Manlung & Co. Importers and Exporters of Hong Kong, to various North American business, proposing that business between the two organizations be conducted by William Chew; 3 receipts from Hong Kong businesses; 3 pieces of correspondence from William Chew to Canadian companies, regarding the trade of Hong Kong goods; an invoice of products from Manlung & Co. to W.W. Cooper Ltd. of Swift Current.

Series four consists of the following documents: confirmation of hotel reservations in Victoria BC for William Chew; negative of a letter pertaining to the immigration of William Chew's sons from China; two pieces of correspondence between the Kuo Min Tang (Vancouver) and William Chew; one piece of correspondence between the Chinese Consolidated Benevolent Association (Victoria) and William Chew; 2 pieces of correspondence, from an MLA of Saskatchewan and the Mayor of SC, attesting to William Chew's character and industry; a document from the Chinese Association of Swift Current, written in Chinese; stationary with a "Modern News" letterhead, containing text written in Chinese characters; a certificate written in Chinese characters; total sales for Modern News between May 1 and September 30 1948; a letter inviting William Chew to take his oath of citizenship; envelopes from photo developing shops in Hong Kong and Swift Current [envelopes discarded] (photos 46-52, 65-67 in Silvery Photo envelopes [envelope discarded]; 68-71 found in Goodman Studio, SC [envelope discarded]; photos identical to 47 found in Moen's SC [envelope discarded]); newspaper clipping; three pieces of identification re: Chinese heritage; flyer for travel to the Orient.

Series five consists of twenty documents that are written entirely, or almost entirely, in Chinese, and which would require translation to learn anything more about their meaning.

Series six consists of photographs of William Chew, Victor Chew, Andrew Chew, and other members of the Chew family.

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No formal arrangement has been applied to the items in this fonds.

Langue des documents

  • anglais

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  • latin

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No restrictions on access.

Délais d'utilisation, de reproduction et de publication

Use, reproduction, and/or publication of records are subject to the Copyright Act and the Terms and Conditions of the Swift Current Museum. Please consult the Swift Current Museum for further information.

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Minimal fonds level description is listed in AtoM. Until fully appraised and arranged record lists are available through the Swift Current Museum.

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