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- Sam Sing Mah’s Duplicate Certificate of Title.
Born in China in 1864, came to Canada in 1889 at the age of 25, initially settled in Victoria (lived there 10 years, till 1899), then moved to Saskatoon for a brief stay before moving to Edmonton at the turn of the century.
- A handwritten invitation and an accompanying envelope.
A handwritten invitation from Lee Xianghu (李祥護, alias Paul Lee Tin Bow, Donald Lee’s father) to a baby party to celebrate the birth of Donald Lee at one month old.
The invitation was handwritten with a brush and ink in traditional and literary Chinese.
Celebration party was held at the Lingnan Restaurant on December 9 (no year) at 7:00 pm.
Invitation is addressed to Mr. and Mrs. Foo Leong (alias Ten Foo Leong).
An accompanying envelope with a return address of Lee Bros. Grocery, 10630 - 95th Street, Edmonton, Alberta.
- A letter dated August 15, 1994 from Anna Mah with a letterhead Alfred & Anna Mah, 3704 - 32 Street, Edmonton, Alberta, T6T 1G1.
- A covering note dated November 19, 1951 to P.B.T. Lee at 10630 - 95 St., Edmonton, Alberta from the Alberta Department of Public Health Bureau of Vital Statistics for a birth certificate.
- McCauley School Award Day Program dated June 14, 1966.
At the back of the Program is a handwritten direction from the school principal Mr. Barson to Donald Lee to gather the choir class.
- Donald Lee’s handwritten speaking notes for his report of the Students’ Council of McCauley School.
- University of Alberta Transit Guide effective September 8, 1970.
- Calendar of 1972/1973, Faculty of Law, University of Alberta.
There is photo of Donald Lee at the Law School Court. G.L. Fridman was Dean of the Faculty of Law at that time.
- A covering memo from M.E. Martin (Committee Secretary) to Donald Lee, Chairman of the Parking Appeals Committee dated April 3, 1974 with attached documents.
The attached documents dated April 1, 1974 (from G.A. Bulat, the Outside Plant Engineer) and April 2, 1974 (from M.G. Poole, Assistant to the Vice-President, Finance and Administration) regarding some proposed changes to the University Traffic and Parking Regulations. Don Lee and his Committee was requested to provide feedback on the proposed changes.
A sticky note dated April 8, 1974 from Nancy to Mr. Lee regarding M.G. Poole requesting a meeting to discuss issues raised in his Memo and attachment.
An envelope addressed to Mr. Don Lee, 4908 Malmo Road, Edmonton, Alberta from the University.
- McCauley Elementary and Junior High School 75th anniversary assembly program dated May 8, 1987.
- McCauley School 75th anniversary (1912-1987) souvenir book.
- Donald Lee’s grade 9 (1965-1966) Edmonton Public Schools Junior High School Report Card with an envelope.
- A Christmas letter from Ross Campbell to the Lee Family dated November 17, 1992.
There is a long handwritten letter dated December 4, 1992 from Ross Campbell to Donald, Mrs. Lee Jr. & Sr., and family. Ross talked about how he met Don’s father and how they became good friends.
- A certificate issued by the Journal certifying that Donald Lee lived through Edmonton’s record cold spell Jan. 7 - Feb. 1, 1969.
- McCauley School Christmas Lit Program.
- A record of Theodore David (泽仁) and Percy’s (泽球) birth dates as per the Lunar calendar and the Gregorian calendar. It also recorded the birth dates and hours according to Hong Kong time.
- Lee Tin Bow’s Head Tax Certificate (New series C.I. 5, Number 82917), issued on June 24, 1921. ($500 head tax; native of Dai Hong of Hoi Ping; aged 14; landed in Victoria B.C. on June 17, 1921; dates at the back of the certificate: 1926, 1931, 1937, 1950).
- Certificate of Canadian Citizenship of Paul B.T. Lee (Series A, Number 93495) issued under the Canadian Citizenship Act, issued on December 12, 1950. (effective date January 22, 1951; trade or occupation: grocer; place and date of birth: Tai Kwong, Canton, China, October 27, 1907)
- A letter to Paul Lee from the Department of Citizenship and Immigration Canadian Citizenship Registration Branch, dated November 13, 1950.
- Paul B.T. Lee’s (李天宝) Certificate of Registration of Overseas Chinese, dated on December 12, 1950, issued by the Consulate General of the Republic of China in Vancouver B.C., no. 8635.
- Lee Tin Bow (李天宝)’s passport of the Republic of China (中华民国护照), issued on Nov. 20, 1948 by the Consulate General of the Republic of China in Vancouver B.C., no. HK 512262.
- Lee Tin Bow (李天宝)’s Canadian passport, issued on Feb, 15, 1989, expired on Feb. 15, 1994.
- American President Lines passenger identification copy of Mr. Lee Tin Bow for steamship “General Gordon”, dated March 18, 1950.
- American President Lines, Ltd. issued letter regarding the exchange order of Mr. Lee Tin Bow, issued in Hong Kong on Jan. 25, 1950.
- Lee Tin Bow’s International Certificate of Vaccination Against Smallpox, issued by the Assistant Port Health Officer of Hong Kong, inspected on Jan. 28, 1950, certificate no. 148813.
- Lee Tin Bow’s International Certificate of Inoculation Against typhoid and paratyphoid A & B (T.A.B.), issued by the Assistant Port Health Officer of Hong Kong, date of inoculation: Jan. 24, 1950, certificate no. 45061.
- Lee Tin Bow’s International Certificate of Inoculation Against cholera, issued by the Assistant Port Health Officer of Hong Kong, date of inoculation: Jan. 24, 1950, certificate no. 104330.
- Lee Tin Bow alias Lee Xianghu (李祥护)’s Nationalist party of China (Kuomintang) membership monthly fee booklet with an envelope.
- Lee Tin Bow alias Lee Xianghu (李祥护)’s Lee’s Association of Canada foldable membership card with an envelope.
- Lee Tin Bow alias Lee Xianghu (李祥护)’s Lee Benevolent Association of Canada pocket-size membership card.
- Lee Tin Bao’s notarized document certifying his marriage to his wife Tay Len Lee (李许翠莲).
- Legal document: An agreement prepared by the lawyer for Paul Lee to purchase his business partner’s share of the grocery store (land, buildings, stock, and fixtures), dated Dec. 31, 1954. Trade name of the business: Lee Brother. Paul Lee buying out his business partner Jim Lee for $13,500.00.
- 6 pages of legal document regarding sales of real property by a lawyer, dated February 23, 1970.
- 15 pages of correspondences between the Nanyang Commercial Bank, Ltd (南洋商业银行) in Hong Kong and Lee Xianghu (alias Paul Lee Tin Bow) or his wife Tay Len Lee (李许翠莲). Except for the year 1990, all correspondences related to overseas remittances. (1970-1990)
- 3 signature cards of the Nanyang Commercial Bank, Ltd (南洋商业银行) in Hong Kong signed by Paul Lee.
- A letter envelope stamped as being sent from Canton (now Guangzhou), addressed to Lee Bros. at 10669-95 Street, Edmonton in English, addressed to Lee Xianghu in Chinese.
- 2 Nanyang Commercial Bank, Ltd (南洋商业银行) of Hong Kong leaflets in Chinese.
- Statement of the Edmonton Chinese Action Committee to oppose the Green Paper, written in English and Chinese. It demands the government to withdraw the Green Paper and deal with immigration from all regions and nationalities on the basis of equality.
- Public forum on Immigration Green Paper, held on May 3, 1975, organized by the Chinese Graduates Association. Donald Lee was one of the panelists.
- Magazine: Chinatown News, volume 23, number 2 (September 18, 1975).
- Magazine: Chinatown News, volume 22, number 23 (August 18, 1975).
- Booklet: Chinese Canadian National Conference on Immigration and Citizenship, held Aug. 29-31, 1975 at Vancouver Chinese Freemasons National Headquarters. Donald Lee (Lee Tin Bow’s son and now a Court of Queen’s Bench Judge) moderated one of the discussion sessions.
- A letter from the Lee Kwong Kai Association to Donald Lee, dated Aug. 1, 1986.
- A letter from the Lee Kwong Kai Association to all those loaned to the foundation for the purchase of the Association’s building.
- Program pamphlet on “Immigration and Investment (Canada)”, held in Hong Kong May 9, 11, 14, 1983. Justice Lee, then a lawyer, was one of the speakers.
- Lee Tin Bao alias Paul Lee’s investment certificate holding shares of the Gateway Gold Ltd., no. 842, dated March 29, 1946. Paul Lee held 1000 shares of the capital stock.
- A thank you letter from the National Conference Committee to Donald Lee, dated Oct. 20, 1975 from Chairman Roy Mah.
- Chinese traditional red-and-gold invitation card (in English and Chinese) to invite guests to attend the 70th birthday celebration banquet of Mr. & Mrs. Paul Lee. Following tradition, the invitation is made in the name of the sons Kenneth and Donald and the daughter Helen Chow and their respective family members.
- A letter dated July 12, 1976 from the interim Board of a future Chinese-Canadian Credit Union:
Donald Lee (son of Paul Lee Tin Bow) was appointed a Director of the interim Board.
A study session on the future operating system of the credit union scheduled for July 19, 1976.
Chinese name proposed for this credit union: 華人銀行.
- Lee Xianghu’s (李祥護, alias Lee Tin Bow) certificate of appointment issued by the Overseas Working Committee of the Central Committee of the Nationalist Party of the Republic of China (中国国民党中央委员会海外工作会), certificate coded “海新五 (72) #4818”. Lee was elected to serve on the 65th Session of the Committee as a Committee member of the Edmonton Branch.
- An empty envelope with words written on it: Dec. 6, 1986 contains two copies of will.
- Donald Lee’s family tree.
- Donald Lee’s elementary school report cards: Queen’s Avenue School grade 1-5 from 1957-1962.
- Donald Lee’s school report cards: McCauley School grade 6, 7, 8 from 1962-1965.
- A letter in Chinese from the Lee’s Benevolent Association of Canada in Vancouver to congratulate Don Lee’s appointment as a Court of Queen’s Bench judge, dated March 10, 1994.
- A letter from Edmonton city alderman Helen Paul to congratulate Don Lee’s appointment as Queen’s Counsel, dated January 4, 1990.
- Donald Lee’s Bar Admission letter from the District Court Judge Tevie H. Miller, dated May 9, 1975, Bar rescheduled for June 26, 1975.
- Color photo: Alberta Kaiping District Association (亚省开平同乡会) swearing-in of new board members.
- Black and white photo: Donald Lee’s Chinese School graduation (school run by the Edmonton Chinese United Church (点城华人协和教会) at 10152-96 Street, Edmonton, Alberta). August 8, 1962.
- 1 color photo: Grocery store.
- 5 color photos: Grocery store.
- 16 black and white photos: personal and family photos.
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