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Currency/Financial Documents

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Various documents pertaining to money given to Chinese settlers in various situations.

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Date Created
1878

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List of Contracted Chinese Workers

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This is a list of 87 Chinese settlers of which 86 of them, upon arrival in Cuba, were contracted to work as fieldworkers in Havana by a Cuban businessman named Y. Gasol; the 87th settler on the list was hired

This is a list of 87 Chinese settlers of which 86 of them, upon arrival in Cuba, were contracted to work as fieldworkers in Havana by a Cuban businessman named Y. Gasol; the 87th settler on the list was hired by a different person to be a bread baker. The settlers arrived to Cuba aboard a ship called "A. N. Cesard". The Chinese name, Christian name, contract number, origin, and age of each settler were included in the list. March 6, 1866.

Created

Date Created
1866-03-10

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Cedula

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This is a cedula, or an ID card, that belonged to a Chinese settler. Havana, 1869.

Created

Date Created
1869-05-06

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Cedula

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This is a cedula de vecinidad, or a neighborhood identity card, that belonged to a Chinese settler. At the time that this ID card was issued, the settler was single, 29 years old, and employed as a fieldworker. 1876.

Created

Date Created
1876-05-24

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Cedula

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This is a Certificate of Nationality that belonged to Adolfo Abreu- a Chinese settler. The certificate served as a record indicating that Adolfo had been registered at the Consulate General of China in Cuba as a subject of the Emperor

This is a Certificate of Nationality that belonged to Adolfo Abreu- a Chinese settler. The certificate served as a record indicating that Adolfo had been registered at the Consulate General of China in Cuba as a subject of the Emperor of China. According to the document, at the time it was issued Adolfo was 44 years old, single, a laborer, and considered a non-resident. He was from Canton in China, and lived in Matanzas in Cuba. Havana, 1884.

Created

Date Created
1879-04-09

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Cedula for Domiciled Settlers

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This is an example of a type of cedula that was issued for domiciled Chinese settlers and Yucatecs, and this cedula in particular was issued for a Chinese settler named Santiago. Santiago was 34 years old at the time that

This is an example of a type of cedula that was issued for domiciled Chinese settlers and Yucatecs, and this cedula in particular was issued for a Chinese settler named Santiago. Santiago was 34 years old at the time that this cedula was issued for him, and he was employed as a fieldworker for Agustin Ferran. Other details regarding his origin in China as well as basic physical descriptions were included in the document. 1865.

Created

Date Created
1865

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Cedula

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The cedula, or identity card, of a Chinese settler, Degoberto, certified with a stamp of police. 1872.

Created

Date Created
1872

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Cedula

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This is a cedula, or an ID card, that belonged to a Chinese settler named Dionisio. Dionisio was brought to Cuba by la Compania and was then contracted to M. del Cobre. 1865.

Created

Date Created
1865

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Identity Record

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An identity card or cedula for Fermin. Fermin was 23 years old when this card was issued.

Created

Date Created
1866

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Death Certificates

Description

These are two death certificates that were issued for two Chinese settlers. The first one was signed on October 12, 1874, and pertained to a young girl named Brigida Fuentes who was the daughter of a Chinese settler named Celestina

These are two death certificates that were issued for two Chinese settlers. The first one was signed on October 12, 1874, and pertained to a young girl named Brigida Fuentes who was the daughter of a Chinese settler named Celestina Fuentes. The second certificate was signed on October 5, 1874, and pertained to an unknown person. Havana.

Created

Date Created
1874