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Edward W. Gee family papers

Owning Institution: UC Berkeley, Bancroft Library

About this Collection

Contains mostly personal handwritten and typescript correspondence. The bulk of this correspondence consists of incoming letters to Mabel Gee (Mrs. Edward W. Gee) and other family members from Mabel's brother L. C. Lee (also referred to as Lu Chao Li and "Brother Chew"). L.C. Lee was educated at an American university and acted as English secretary to Chinese leader Sun Yat-sen. These letters are in both Chinese and English and date from the 1920s through 1981. The collection also includes assorted other letters letters to and from Edward W. Gee, Mabel Gee, and Sherman Gee. In addition, the collection contains business cards and blank stationary from Edward W. Gee's real estate business; a history of the Gee family, written by Herbert W. Gee in 2001; the family's immigration and entry documents relating to 1928 and 1938 journeys from Hong Kong to the port of San Francisco, including steamer tickets, vaccination cards, and immigration photographs; and a brochure for the third Tom/Hom family reunion in Marysville, California in 2008. View collection guide.

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