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Ship Documentation

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A dossier formed to demand identity cards of 200 Chinese settlers who were brought to Cuba in the Chilean vessel Grey Hound". Several official communications on the subject; record to investigate the conditions under which they have been hired Chinese settlers; list of Chinese settlers hired.

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Date Created
1861

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Permanent Residency

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Relates that Leon Padron, a Chinese settler, was applying for permanent residency in Cuba after fulfilling the legal requirements. He completed an eight year contract and was baptized into the Catholic Church

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Date Created
1868

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Application Documents for Permanent Residence in Cuba

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5.Application Documents "Letter Home" (permanent residence on the island of Cuba), 1865. Contains: Identity card of Chinese settlers legalized with a police seal; letter of recommendation from the owner certifying that fulfilled his contract of 8 years; Chinese settlers statements; Government contract (Guanabacoa).

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Date Created
1865

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Permanent Residency

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Relates that Sirto, a Chinese settler, was granted permanent residency in Cuba after fulfilling the legal requirements.

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Date Created
1856

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Application Documents for Permanent Residence in Cuba

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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.

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Date Created
1865

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Identification Card

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This type of identity card was issued for members of the Kow Kong Association; this particular one belonged to a Chinese merchant named Joaquin Chang Sen. 1924.

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Date Created
1924-10-20

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Baptism Certificate

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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.

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Date Created
1868

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Permanent Residency

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Relates that Luis Parodi, a Chinese settler, was granted permanent residency in Cuba after fulfilling the legal requirements.

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Date Created
1868-08-05

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Contract

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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 Record

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An identity card, or cedula, for Jan Bak, originally from So Sin. Jan Bak was twenty seven years old when this card was issued. He had an eight year contract with Rodrigo Laray and then Antonio de Valle. He lived in Soltero.

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Date Created
1861