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Certificate of Nationality

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Five certificates of nationality of Chinese settlers born in Canton and Kon Si. They immigrated to Cuba from China in 1880 to work as indentured servants. Each is signed in Chinese along the left side.

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Cedula

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A cedula, or identity card, of a Chinese settler, Pablo. He moved from China to Cardenas to work as an indentured servant and was hired by Calarraga. 1865.

Created

Date Created
1864

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Cedula

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This is the cedula for Gabriel, a Chinese settler, and indicates his various owners. 1864.

Created

Date Created
1864

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Cedula

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This is the cedula, or an identity record, for a Chinese settler, Isidro Amo and records his various owners, including Antonio Captura. 1861.

Created

Date Created
1861

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Identity Card

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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

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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.

Created

Date Created
1861

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Baptism Certificate

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Quentin Madan, a Chinese settler, converted to Christianity in the Church of Our Lady of the Ascension. Madan was originally from Canton. In his baptism, Madan offered his loyalty to the Cuban government and the church in order to eventually

Quentin Madan, a Chinese settler, converted to Christianity in the Church of Our Lady of the Ascension. Madan was originally from Canton. In his baptism, Madan offered his loyalty to the Cuban government and the church in order to eventually receive permanent residency in Cuba, a legal requirement. His godfather was Cristoval Madan and this form was signed by Manuel Miranda, priest of the Church of Our Lady of the Ascension. 1865.

Created

Date Created
1865

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Contract

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A contract between, Low Li Yang, a Chinese settler, and B. Solares. The contract was to last for an undisclosed amount of time and lists the legal requirements of both the employee and the employer. Signed by B. Solares and Jose A. de Orbeta.

Created

Date Created
1866

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Contracts

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Chinese settler contract signed in Canton in 1866. Written is Castilian and Chinese. Visible defects. The Chinese, Liang Riquan was willing to go to Cuba as a worker. This contract was issued to him and he was requested to follow the instruction.

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Date Created
1866

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Death Record

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Death certificate for Mamerto, a Chinese settler, who died from injuries to his femur in Ingenio Santisima Trinidad. He worked for Mrs. Gabriel Garcia before his death and was buried in the cemetery of the Church of our Lady of

Death certificate for Mamerto, a Chinese settler, who died from injuries to his femur in Ingenio Santisima Trinidad. He worked for Mrs. Gabriel Garcia before his death and was buried in the cemetery of the Church of our Lady of Torque without having been baptized. His cedula, or identity card, is included and lists him as having worked for M.C. Blanca when he was given the cedula. He was brought from Macao to Cuba by Torrices, Puente and Company.

Created

Date Created
1861