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London Metropolitan Archives

LI, Muk Wan (fl 1960-1980)


Reference code(s): GB 0074 LMA/4511

Held at: London Metropolitan Archives

Title: LI, Muk Wan (fl 1960-1980)

Date(s): 1960-1965

Level of description: Collection

Extent: 0.08 linear metres.

Name of creator(s): Li | Muk Wan | fl 1960-1980 | restaurant owner


Administrative/Biographical history:

Mr Li Muk Wan immigrated to London from Hong Kong, China in 1960. He travelled to Marseille aboard the SS LAO, from where he took the train and the ferry to arrive in the UK. Mr Li subsequently worked in the laundry and catering trades. He opened the 'Hong Kong Chinese Restaurant' on 58/60 Shaftesbury Avenue. Mr Li retired in the 1980s.


Scope and content/abstract:

Personal papers of Muk Wan Li, restaurant owner, including travel documents relating to his immigration to Britain; financial papers, and family letters.


Language/scripts of material: Chinese, French and English.

System of arrangement:

Listed in accordance with LMA Listing guidelines and classification scheme introduced October 2007. Arranged by series then into subseries; thereafter files are listed in chronological order by creation date.

Conditions governing access:

These records are available for public inspection, although records containing personal information may be subject to access restrictions.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Copyright to this collection rests with the City of London.

Finding aids:

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Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

This collection was acquired in 2008 as part of the 'Footprints of the Dragon' Heritage Lottery Fund project led by the Chinese National Healthy Living Centre.


Related material:

The following Chinese community collections were acquired as part of 'Footprints of the Dragon' Heritage Lottery Fund project led by Chinese National Healthy Living Centre: LMA/4497-4515, 4518, 4520.


Archivist's note:

Rules or conventions: Compiled in compliance with General International Standard Archival Description, ISAD(G), second edition, 2000; National Council on Archives Rules for the Construction of Personal, Place and Corporate Names, 1997.

Date(s) of descriptions: Records prepared May to September 2011.

Chinese (cultural identity) | National identity | Cultural nationalism | Cultural identity
Immigrants | Migrants
Immigration | Migration
Personal archives | Archives
Personal papers | Primary documents | Documents | Information sources

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