Finding Aid to Edward W. Gee family papers 1924-2009

Bancroft Library Staff
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2017
The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Finding Aid to Edward W. Gee family papers 1924-2009

Collection number: BANC MSS 2012/158

The Bancroft Library

University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, CA 94720-6000
Phone: (510) 642-6481
Fax: (510) 642-7589
Email: bancref@library.berkeley.edu
Finding Aid Author(s):
Bancroft Library Staff
Finding Aid Encoded By:
GenX
Copyright 2017 The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Collection Summary

Collection Title: Edward W. Gee family papers
Date (inclusive): 1924-2009
Collection Number: BANC MSS 2012/158
Creator: Gee (Family : Gee, Edward Wah, 1910-1980)
Physical Description: 0.4 linear feet (1 box)
Repository: The Bancroft Library
University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, CA 94720-6000
Phone: (510) 642-6481
Fax: (510) 642-7589
Email: bancref@library.berkeley.edu
Abstract: Contains mostly personal handwritten and typescript correspondence.
Languages Represented: Collection materials are in English Chinese
Physical Location: Many of the Bancroft Library collections are stored offsite and advance notice may be required for use. For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the library's online catalog

Information for Researchers

Access Information

Collection is open for research.

Conditions of Use

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Gee family papers, BANC MSS 2012/158, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.

Alternative Form of Materials Available

Digital reproductions of all items are available.

Related Material

Related collection: Edward W. Gee family photographs (BANC PIC 2008.101)

Removed or Separated Material

"Legacy of the Lone Sentinel," the published autobiography of Sherman Gee, son of Edward Wah Gee (Andrew Benzie Books, 2016) transferred for separate cataloging.

Administrative Information

Acquisition Information

Source: Gift of Sherman and Susanna Gee; 20080619
Additions: Gift of Sherman Gee; 20160510

Provenance

Transferred from the Edward W. Gee family photographs (BANC PIC 2008.101)

Biography/Organization History

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.

Scope and Content Note

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.

Container Listing

folder 1

Lee, L.C -- Correspondence 1924, 1946,1952-1960

folder 2

Lee, L.C -- Correspondence 1961-1976

folder 3

Lee, L.C -- Correspondence 1967-1971

folder 4

Lee, L.C -- Correspondence 1972-1981

folder 5

Tsai, Stephen -- Correspondence 1964-1971

folder 6

Lee, Sherman -- Correspondence 1947-1957, undated

folder 7

Fang, Tien -- Correspondence 1972, undated

folder 8

Lee, Mabel -- Correspondence and ephemera 1931, undated

folder 9

Other incoming family correspondence 1960-1966

folder 10

Other incoming family correspondence

folder 11

Miscellaneous correspondence 1966-1980

folder 12

Gee, Edward W., business cards and stationery

folder 13

The Gee Family, by Herbert W. Gee 2001

folder 14

Immigration papers (Gee family) 1928, 1938

folder 15

Third Hom/Tom Family reunion (program) 2008