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Registry of Chinese Workers

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List of workers who were recently hired by various employers. It lists the name of the employer or company, the name of the settler and their personal details.

Created

Date Created
1862

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Application Documents for Permanent Residence in Cuba

Description

This is an application for permanent residency for Pascual, a Chinese settler. It includes the settler's original contract signed in Macao, a letter of recommendation from a previous owner, stating that he had completed an eight year contract, his cedula or identity card, and a certificate of baptism.

Created

Date Created
1865

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Shipping Record

Description

Records for the ships Solide of Dieppe, Bitty Sriapera, and Messenger, which brought Chinese settlers from China to Cuba under contract with various employers. On this trip, the Solide of Dieppe brought 184 settlers from China to work for ___.

Created

Date Created
1860-05-24

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Contract

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A contract between Lattae, a Chinese settler, and La Alianza. The contract was to last for an undisclosed amount of time and lists the legal requirements of both the employee and the employer. Notes that this contract was transferred to Jose M. Also featured in Chinese.

Created

Date Created
1867

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Contract

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A contract between Facundo, a Chinese settler, and Julian Maresma. The contract was to last for six months and lists the legal requirements of both the employee and the employer.

Created

Date Created
1865-07-19

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Contract

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A contract between Andres, a Chinese settler, and Juan Sanduala. The contract was to last for two years and lists the legal requirements of both the employee and the employer. Notes that Andres completed a contract with Juan Sanduala previously.

Created

Date Created
1867-02-17

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Baptism Certificate

Description

Lucas, a Chinese settler, converted to Christianity in the city of Matanzas. In his baptism, he offered his loyalty to the Cuban government and the church in order to eventually receive permanent residency in Cuba, a legal requirement.

Created

Date Created
1868

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Application Documents for Permanent Residence

Description

These are the records of Jose Dolores, a Chinese settler brought from China to Cuba for work. The documents include handwritten contracts with various owners and recommendation letters, detailing his good behavior as a worker. His certificate of nationality is also included and was accepted by the governor of Cuba.

Created

Date Created
1864

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Contract

Description

A contract between Simon, a Chinese settler, and Miguel. The contract was to last for eight months and lists the legal requirements of both the employee and the employer. Notes that Simon completed a contract with the Sugar Refinery del Carmen previously. Signed by Miguel and Suireon.

Created

Date Created
1865

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Identity Card

Description

An identity card, or cedula, for Enrique. He was thirty one years old when this card was issued. He had a work contract with Y. S. de Castro and had completed a previous contract with the mining company, Comolidada.

Created

Date Created
1865