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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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Police Report

Description

Records indicating that the police hired a Chinese settler for road construction. Mentions the hiring practices of rural workers who have a history of working in construction. Signed in Chinese

Created

Date Created
1863

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Baptism Regulation Documents

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Documents describing the christening of Chinese settlers in the Catholic church. Their names, ages, and the names of their godparents are listed in a special book for non-whites.

Created

Date Created
1864

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Contract

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A contract between Luis Esteban, a Chinese settler, and Santiago. The contract was to last for six months and lists the legal requirements of both the employee and the employer. Notes that Luis Esteban completed a contract with Santiago previously.

A contract between Luis Esteban, a Chinese settler, and Santiago. The contract was to last for six months and lists the legal requirements of both the employee and the employer. Notes that Luis Esteban completed a contract with Santiago previously. Luis Esteban did not negotiate or sign the contract as the signature stipulates that someone else signed for him. This is signed by the governor, Santiago, and two witnesses.

Created

Date Created
1867-01-20

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Registry of Chinese Settlers

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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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Registry of Chinese Settlers

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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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. Their names, ages, and nationality are listed along with the dates of their escape and capture.

Created

Date Created
1858

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Money Script

Description

This is a money receipt for a Chinese settler, Santiago. It was issues for twenty two pesos, but the reason why is unstated.

Created

Date Created
1863

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Religion Documents

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Summary of an examination into the relationship between Catholicism and the Chinese settlers that had been baptized, labeling it "deplorable" because complete integration had not taken place and that the settlers were still worshiping "idols" due to their isolation in agricultural work. 1866.

Created

Date Created
1866

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Letter

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A letter from Eugenio Ponton from the port of Havana to the mayor's office. It details a dispute between Gregorio Tejedor and the Society of Pereda, Machado y Co over compensation for some Chinese settlers that Tejedor contracted from the company.

Created

Date Created
1851-12-19