Wong Fook – Reference letter fom Seufert Bros. Company

Letterhead for Suefert Bros. Co
Seufert Bros Company letter, 1909, Chinese Exclusion Act case files, RG 85, National Archives-Seattle, Wong Fook file, Portland, Box 5, Case 1700.

This letter is from Wong Fook’s employer. Wong Fook lost his original certificate of residence about 1901 or 2. He reapplied about three years later and received a duplicate certificate. That certificate was destroyed in a fire on 12th April 1909.

In the above letter Mr. Seufert states “…and Seid Beck can tell more about them then I can, he suplys [sic] the help here.”

Seid Beck (sometimes spelled Back) was a merchant and labor broker in Portland.

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2 thoughts on “Wong Fook – Reference letter fom Seufert Bros. Company

  1. Hi Trish…..My sister in Portland used to be good friends with Seid sisters.  Too bad this is a bit late.  I’ll check to see if the sisters are still alive the next time I go to Portland.     Loretta

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