- 1927 (Creation)
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Lum Young Chow immigrated to Victoria from China in 1903 and established greenhouses on Shelbourne Street in 1924. In 1927, he married and moved to the family home, which was also on Shelbourne Street. He and his wife, Lee Dong Gui, had 9 children who all helped out in the greenhouses. The eldest son, Ed Lum, served on Saanich Council for many years, and was Mayor of Saanich from 1974 to 1977.
Donated to Saanich Archives in 2013 by June Lum (b.1936), the 6th child and one of four daughters of the Lum family.
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Scope and content
Fonds consists of 3 oversized photographs depicting the Lum family home and greenhouse business in 1927.
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No further accruals are expected.
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No restrictions on access.
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Accession number: 2013-022
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- Lum, Young Chow (Subject)