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Edward W. Gee family papers, 1924-2009.
BANC MSS 2012/158 box 1
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Edward W. Gee family papers, 1924-2009
Gee family papers


Gee (Family, creator, creator.


Gee, Edward Wah, 1910-1980, correspondent.


Li, Luchao, 1894-1989, correspondent.


Gee, Mabel, correspondent.


Gee, Sherman, correspondent.


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.


1924 (issued)


Gee, Edward Wah -- 1910-1980 -- Family -- Archives
Gee, Edward Wah -- 1910-1980 -- Correspondence
Li, Luchao -- 1894-1989 -- Correspondence
Gee, Mabel
Gee, Sherman
Gee family
Chinese Americans -- California
Chinese American families -- California -- Oroville
Chinese American businesspeople -- California
Real estate agents -- California -- San Francisco
Chinatown (San Francisco, Calif.) -- History


Preferred citation: Gee family papers, BANC MSS 2012/158, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.
Gift of Sherman and Susanna Gee; 20080619.
Additions: Gift of Sherman Gee; 20160510.
"Legacy of the Lone Sentinel," the published autobiography of Sherman Gee, son of Edward Wah Gee (Andrew Benzie Books, 2016) transferred for separate cataloging.
Related collection: Edward W. Gee family photographs (BANC PIC 2008.101).
Edward Wah Gee (January 10, 1910-August 19, 1980), the eldest son of Quong Leong Gee and Mary Tom Gee, was born in Oroville, California and graduated from the University of California, Berkeley with a degree in civil engineering. He was the owner of a real estate business in San Francisco, California's Chinatown.
In English and Chinese.
Transferred from the Edward W. Gee family photographs (BANC PIC 2008.101).
From the Edward W. Gee family photographs (BANC PIC 2008.101).


Family papers.

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BANC MSS 2012/158 box 1