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- Member of: Chinese Immigrants in Cuba: Documents From the James and Ana Melikian Collection
These compiled records formed the application for a Cuban naturalization card that belonged to a Chinese settler named Ricardo Bernabal. The formal request for his naturalization card was made on March 18, 1872, at which time Ricardo was 26 years old and working as a cook. He was also given a permanent residence card before being naturalized. He was also baptized.
Record of baptism of Acuam Jo. His godfather was Juan de Diaz Gonzalez Larinaga. Signed by Padre Jose Barrera.
Concepcion was baptized into the Catholic church as a baby. She was the daughter of a Chinese settler, Ramon, and a creole woman, Yrene.
A letter from the Emperor of Qing dynasty to the President of Cuba. It details the friendly relationship between the two countries as the Qing's emperor wrote that he hope their diplomatic relations could last forever.
Burial records for an unnamed Chinese settler. Their records indicate they were baptized into the Catholic church and buried in the Cristobal Colon Cemetery of Havana.
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.
Relates that Luis Parodi, a Chinese settler, was granted permanent residency in Cuba after fulfilling the legal requirements.
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.
A complaint filed by several Chinese settlers concerning their employment under Tomas G. de la Pena.
Relates that Juan Ley Achen, a Chinese settler, was granted permanent residency in Cuba after fulfilling the legal requirements.