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Wallace B. Chung and Madeline H. Chung collection

  • RBSC-ARC-1679
  • Collection
  • ca.1860-2008

The collection consists of documents, archival records, photographs, ephemera and artifacts related to three broad themes: British Columbia history, immigration and settlement and the Canadian Pacific Railway Company. Included are the archival fonds of the Yip family and Yip Sang Company, the Dart Coon Club and Chinese Freemasons of Victoria, Hugh G. Robinson (regarding the S.S. Greenhill Park Explosion), Rev. MacDonnell (regarding the Clandonald colony of Scottish immigrants in Alberta) and the British Columbia Coast Steamship Service. Includes documents, ephemera and artifacts of the Canadian Pacific Railway Company, including records of travelers on CPR rail and steamships.

Wallace B. Chung and Madeline H. Chung

[S.S. Empress of Britain Spoon]

A silver spoon with a decorative logo for the ship on the handle. Believed to be gathered on a Canadian Pacific Tour in 1959. See also CC-TX-272-2-1 to CC-TX-272-11-11 for other items gathered on the same trip.

Canadian Pacific Railway Company

Canadian Pacific Steamships house flag

Canadian Pacific Steamships house flag, known as the checker flag, of six squares of alternating red and white linen sewn together to form a checkered rectangular shaped flag, with a twined rope fly slipped through a sleeve sewn along the shorter edge.

Canadian Pacific Railway Company

Notice to Passengers

A sign providing information regarding meal hours and designated areas of the ship for passengers of the Canadian Pacific Navigation Company S.S. Danube, in orginal frame.

Canadian Pacific Railway Company

Empress of Scotland pamphlets

Oversize pamphlets promoting cruises to the West Indies on the Empress of Scotland. Titles are: Canadian Pacific West Indies Cruises : Empress of Scotland Plan, Empress of Scotland, West Indies Cruises by Empress of Scotland.

Canadian Pacific Railway Company

Empress of Scotland pamphlets

Oversize pamphlets promoting cruises to the West Indies on the Empress of Scotland. Titles are: West Indies-South America cruises : 1955 (2 copies), and Canadian Pacific West Indies Cruises : Empress of Scotland plan (2 copies).

Canadian Pacific Railway Company

Empress of Canada cruise pamphlets

Pamphlets promoting cruises on the Empress of Canada. Titles include: West Indies-South America Cruises by Canadian Pacific : Empress of Canada, Empress of England, Caribbean Cruises : Empress of Canada, Go Empress Across the Atlantic with Canadian Pacific, Go Empress to Europe, and Empress of Canada Caribbean Cruises from New York 1970/71. One pamphlet includes deck plans.

Canadian Pacific Railway Company

Canadian Pacific Ocean Services Pacific sailings

Broadside, written in Chinese, advertising trans-Pacific sailings of Canadian Pacific Ocean Services steamships. The broadside features a sketch of the Empress of Asia and lists Canadian Pacific Agents Yip Sang of Vancouver, British Columbia, Seto More, Asiatic Passenger Agent in Vancouver, J. J. Forster, General Agent in Vancouver, and C. E. Benjamin, General Passenger Agent in Montreal.

Canadian Pacific Railway Company

Deck plans for various Canadian Pacific ships

Tissue deck plans for the third Montcalm, the second Montrose, the Montclare, and the Duchess steamships Atholl, Bedford, York, and Richmond. Deck plans of the Montcalm, Montrose, and Montclare for the following years: August, 1923 and March, 1928 (with interior views), and February 1930, July 1935, and March, 1937 (colour coded with interior views). Deck plans of the Duchess steamships Atholl, Bedford, York, and Richmond are for the following years: September 1930, November and December 1931, and March 1934 (all with interior views).

Canadian Pacific Railway Company

Melita deck plans

Plans for the ship Melita dating from August 1922, January 1929 and September 1930. Two of the deck plans are colour coded with photographs of the ship's interior.

Canadian Pacific Railway Company

Empress of France deck plans

Deck plans related to the first Empress of France and Mediterranean cruises made by the ship, including a 1923 deck plan, a deck plan for the ship's 1927 Mediterranean cruise, and a 1931 colour coded deck plan with interior views on the verso.

Canadian Pacific Railway Company

Empress of Australia deck plans

Deck plans of the first Empress of Australia, including colour coded deck plans dating from Mar. 1924 and May 1927, and colour coded deck plans with interior views on the verso dating from Dec. 1930 and May and Dec. 1931.

Canadian Pacific Railway Company

Empress of Canada and Empress of France plans

Deck plans for the Empress of Canada and the Empress of France, including two copies of a 15 Nov. 1946 preliminary plan of the ships, when the Empress of France was intended to be called the Empress of India, and three undated colour coded plans with interior views on the back.

Canadian Pacific Railway Company

Empress of France deck plans

Deck plans for the second Empress of France, including a 1946 deck plan for the Empress of France and the second Empress of Canada, as well as two copies of a 1953 colour coded Plan of Accommodation of the Empress of France, in pamphlet format, featuring photographs of the ship's interior, and three copies of a May 1958 deck plan of the ship.

Canadian Pacific Railway Company

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