Chinese Store Inventory 1885

"Inventory of Goods on hand, property of Ah Choo, at Hope BC 9th Jany [January] 1885"; items in brackets have been added for clarification at their first appearance only. Courtesy Chris Hanna and Sharon Keen; from British Columbia Supreme Court (Victoria), Probate/estate files, 1859-1941, GR1304, File 803, Reel B-08885. Transcribed by Nina Blumenfeld and checked by Priscilla Wegars.

Quantity

Description

Total Price

43

Men's Hats

57.00

23

Jumpers [pullover sweaters?]

23.00

25

Overalls

25.00

4

do [ditto] drab

4.00

14

Cant: [Cantonese?] Fl. [?] No. 1 Under Shirts

17.50

16

" [ditto] " " Drawers [underpants]

20.00

18

" " com: [common?] do

16.50

27

" " " Under Shirts

24.75

9

lbs: [pounds] Yarn

6.75

8

Prs. [pairs] cott: [cotton] Pants

8.00

14

Com: " Shirts

14.00

1

Cardigan Jacket

2.25

6

Ladie's [sic] Clouds [light, loose-knitted woolen scarves]

7.00

6

Prs grey flan: [flannel] Drawers

12.00

8

" " Under Shirts

16.00

6

Prs cotton Drawers

6.00

1

Under Shirt

1.25

5

Assd: [assorted] Shawls

20.50

2

Blue Overalls

1.95

23

Prs cotton Socks

5.25

20

" wool do

7.00

12

" do

3.00

13

" women's do

6.00

2

Wool Mitts

.75

4

Prs Pants

7.00

3

" do

3.75

7

" Moccasins

7.00

9

" Gloves

12.37

 

China Stationery

3.00

 

Opium Lamp

1.00

10

Silk Hdkfs: [handkerchiefs] 8 Red & 2 White

10.00

 

Carried forwd [forward]

$349.37

     
 

[Page 2] Brought forwd:

$349.37

2

Boxes 105 lbs Candy

21.00

17

Opium Pipes [pipe bowls?]

1.70

180

lbs: Bacon

36.00

14

Opium Boxes [cans?]

2.80

 

Fixings for Opium Stems

2.00

6

Cood: [?] Pipes

2.25

23

Wood do

5.75

9

China Combs

.75

3

Boxes Dominoes

2.25

 

Chinese Medicines

5.00

3

doz: [dozen] Playing Cards

10.00

1 1/6

" Towels

3.25

5

Pkgs: [packages] Chinese Tobacco

1.50

6

doz: Machine Thread

4.50

7

Curry Powder

1.50

7

Boxes Cigars

12.25

10

Botts: [bottles] Ext: [extract] Lemon

2.00

46

Col'd: [colored] cotton Hdkf's

7.62

66

White " do

6.60

4

doz: Spool Thread

3.00

6

Papers Tacks

.50

18

" Hungarian Nails

4.00

2 8/12

doz: Old Judge Tobacco

6.40

11/12

" Hair Oil

2.20

1

" Purses

4.50

31

Papers Needles

3.00

41

Cans Powder

8.20

35

Pkgs: Cigarettes

3.50

17

Cedar Pencils

1.50

3 10/12

doz. Toilet Soap

3.00

21

Thimbles

1.50

5 10/12

doz: Stove Polish

6.50

1

" Tea Spoons

.75

10

Lead Pencils

.75

 

Chinese Ink

.25


Carried forwd

$527.35

     
 

[Page 3] Brought frwrd

$527.35

1

doz: flat Files

3.50

1 10/12

" whip saw do

6.60

1/3

" hand " do

1.00

7

Comforters

7.00

3

Prs plain Blankets 3 pts [parts?]

15.00

40

Yds: [yards] white Cotton

5.20

59

" Sheeting

26.50

4

Pkgs: Knitting Needles

1.50

27

" Face Powder

1.50

1

Box Cigarette Paper

4.50

1

" Raisins

7.87

20

lbs: T. & B. Tobacco

12.30

8

" Chewing do

7.20

3

Boxes Price's Candles

18.00

4

lbs: wax do

1.20

8

" common do

1.60

25

" Ball [candles?]

2.00

16

" Short [candles?]

1.28

1

Bottle Vinegar

1.50

40

lbs: Walnuts

3.20

4

Shoe Brushes

1.75

9

Tooth do &c [et cetera]

1.80

1

Tins Matches

3.00

 

Paper Bags

1.00

1

doz: Pepper

2.40

20

Botts. Pickles

4.50

9

Plates

1.35

8

Fancy Basins

3.50

 

Cups & Saucers

1.00

6

Prs Chinese Slippers

8.00

10

lbs: " Cabbage

1.00

 

Alum

.50

1

Bracket Lamp

2.00

1

doz: Axe Handles

4.50

1 10/12

" Buckets

8.25

 

Carried forw'd

$700.35

     
 

[Page 4] Brought forw'd

$700.35

50

lbs: dried Apples

6.25

6

" Rope

1.30

25

" Tea

8.75

4

Coffee Pots

3.00

3

Dippers & 5 Tin Cups

1.00

32

lbs: Coffee

6.40

16

Brooms

7.00

7

Bbls: [barrels] Flour

45.50

150

lbs: fine Salt

4.50

35

" Sago [starch]

2.80

5

doz: can Salmon

12.37

 

Chinese fire Sticks [matches?]

1.00

21

Cans Peaches

9.45

27

" Cond: [condensed] Milk

9.00

4

" Syrup

5.00

46

" Lobsters

9.20

21

" Sardines

4.20

1

doz: Saleratus [baking soda]

2.40

1

Box: Chinese Medicine

1.50

48

lbs: ground Coffee

19.20

16

" Chinese Vermicelli [pasta, noodles]

1.60

 

Chinese sugar dried Apples

4.00

9

Sacks Oatmeal

4.50

2 11/12

doz: Gt: [giant?] Powders [explosives?]

7.25

6

Wash Tubs

5.00

2

Boxes Pilot Bread [hardtack]

9.50

90

lbs: Indian Soap

7.20

33

Papers Tea

6.60

 

Carried forw'd

$905.83

 

Inventory Continued

 
 

[Page 5] Brought forw'd

$905.83

43

lbs: Lard

8.60

10

Jars Currant Jelly

2.50

19

Cans Chinese Cucumbers

5.70

13

" Blue Point Oysters

3.90

110

lbs: Y. S. Tea

49.50

3

Boxes Fire Crackers

3.00

28

lbs: Bean Sticks [noodles]

5.60

20

" Rock Fish

5.60

8

" Shrimps

2.80

5

" Chinese Nuts

1.50

10

" " Flowers

3.00

60

" Beans

3.00

50

" Salt Fish

5.00

125

" Nails

8.75

34

" Butter

12.90

5

Gold Pans

5.00

18

lbs: washing Starch

3.60

15

" Corn Starch

3.00

11

Wash Boards

4.95

30

lbs: dried Fish

13.50

10

" Chinese Prunes

2.50

416

" Sugar

37.44

4

Shovels

5.00

150

lbs: Sal: [saleratus] Soda [sodium carbonate cleanser]

3.75

6

Sacks 600 lbs Oats

12.00

4

" 440 " Wheat

11.00

100

lbs: Onions

3.00

15

" Chinese Garlic

3.75

2

Cans coal Oil

9.00

1

Case 290 lbs Bacon

58.00

 

Carried forwd

$1202.67

     
 

[Page 6] Brought forwd

$1202.67

300

lbs: Apples

9.00

100

Sacks Potatoes

100.00

12

Bales 2000 lbs Hay

18.00

2

Cows

40.00

2

Calves

20.00

1

Horse (very poor)

10.00

4

Pigs

40.00

2

Stoves (old)

5.00

7

Chickens

3.00

   

$1447.67

     
 

Inventory of Goods Ah Choo

 
 

$1447.67/100

 
 

Jany 9th 1885