Tung Wah hospital letter

Title
Tung Wah hospital letter
LC Subject
Chinese Americans Exhumation
Repository
Portland State University. Library
Creator
Zhou, Zhen-Guang
Description
Letter from the Chairman of the Tung Wah Hospital in Hong Kong to the CCBA stating that the shipment has arrived. English translation: (Red line of letters on top of page) Tung Wah Hospitals of Hong Kong exclusive letter. (Read from left to right, top to bottom) To Whom It May Concern: Originating from your association, we have received Hong Kong dollars $17,000, the bodies of the deceased Chinese immigrants, and the list of names for them from, delivered by the two shipping companies: Great China [China Tradeways?] and Civil Living[?]. There were 93 cases of bodies shipped here from the United States. These cases are currently stored at the Nine Dragons Warehouse. We have sent personnel from our hospitals to retrieve these bodies, as according to procedures. However, we cannot retrieve these bodies quickly enough for the duration of rent for the warehouse space paid for by your payments. Therefore, the extra costs will be added to your association’s unpaid balance. Please forgive us, but before these dues are paid for, the process of burying the deceased will be difficult to continue. Please advise us swiftly. (Red line of letters on top of page) Tung Wah Hospitals of Hong Kong exclusive letter. (Signed and Stamped) Tung Wah Hospitals Chairman Zhen-Guang Zhou
Provenance
Physical custody of these documents is held by the Portland State University Special Collections and University Archives. This item is a digital surrogate.
Work Type
correspondence
Date
1949-09-20
Rights
Rights Reserved - Free Access
Language
Chinese
Type
Text
Format
application/pdf
Set
OSU Special Collections & Archives Research Center Oregon Chinese Disinterment Documents Oregon Multicultural Archives
Primary Set
Oregon Chinese Disinterment Documents
Is Part Of
Shipping Documents
Institution
Oregon State University Portland State University