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Registry of Chinese Workers

Description

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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Cedula

Description

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

Description

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

Created

Date Created
1864

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Cedula

Description

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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List of Runaway Chinese Workers

Description

List of Chinese settlers who ran away from their owners and were later captured. After capture, they were held in the Municipal Slave Deposit in Jaruco. Their names, ages, and nationality are listed along with the dates of their escape and capture.

Created

Date Created
1858

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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