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Ernest C. Mark fonds [textual record, graphic material]. 



Place of creation

No place, unknown, or undetermined

21 cm of textual records.
4 photographs col.

Scope and content

Fonds consists of scrapbooks of newspaper clippings and photographs relating to the career of E.C. Mark, publisher of the "Shing Wah Daily News", 1925-1939, 1942, 1957, 19.5 cm; and two booklets commemorating the 50th anniversary of the "Shing Wah Daily News" published in Chinese, and a booklet, "A Tribute to Ernest C. Mark" in English and Chinese, 1972, 1973, 1.5 cm. The fonds also contains photographs showing the interior of the print shop of the "Shing Wah Daily News", Ont., 1977.

Textual records: microform
Restrictions not set
Textual records
Microfilm reel C-9201
90: Open
Textual records
90: Open
90: Open
Graphic (photo)
90: Open
TCS 01202
90: Open
Archival reference no.
Former archival reference no.

Terms of use

Photographs: No restrictions. Various copyright. Credit: Name of photographer / National Archives of Canada / Copy negative no.

No finding aid

Biography / Administrative history

Ernest C. Mark came to Canada from China in 1916 to study medicine at the University of Toronto. Active in social and political organizations, he was unofficial mayor of Toronto's Chinatown for several years and was an active elder of the Chinese Presbyterian Church. He was publisher of the "Shing Wah Daily News", the largest Chinese newspaper in North America and one of the oldest surviving ethnic newspaper in Canada. In 1951 Mr. Mark was predeceased by his first wife Yuk Fong Mark. He later married Nancy Lau Mark.

Additional information

Received in 1976 from Mrs. Nancy Lau Mark through the "Shing Wah Daily News".

Availability of other formats note
The scrapbooks, 1925-1939, 1942, 1957, and the booklets, 1972, 1973 are also available on microfilm, reel C-9201.

Language note
Most of the material is in Chinese.

Subject heading

1. Publishers and publishing - Canada, [1928-1973] Shing Wah Daily News, [1925-1957]
2. Chinese Nationalist League of Canada (Kuomintang), Eastern Division, [1925-1957]
3. Chinese Patriotic Federation of Ontario, [1925-1957]
4. Ernest C. Mark - Career, [1925-1957] "A Tribute to Ernest C. Mark" (Chinese), [1972-1973]
5. International relief - China, [1925-1957] "A Tribute to Ernest C. Mark" (English), [1972-1973]
6. Chinese - Canada, [1925-1957] Shing Wah Daily News. 50th Anniversary Booklet (Chinese), [1972-1973]
7. Manchuria (China) - History, [1925-1957]
8. Airplanes - Photographs, [1925-1957]
9. World War II - Civilian relief, [1925-1957]
10. Chinese organizations - Canada, [1925-1957]
11. Scrapbooks.
12. Clippings (Books, newspapers, etc.)


Other system control no.

Related control no.

1977-187 NPC