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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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Cedula

Description

Cedula or identity card for Ignacio, a Chinese settler. He lived in Soltero and worked for Pedro Ferran y Lauda.

Created

Date Created
1865

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Contract

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A contract between Manuel, a Chinese settler, and Gabriel Vivo y Fuentes. The contract was to last for a year and lists the legal requirements of both the employee and the employer. Manuel completed a contract with Dona Lorna previously.

A contract between Manuel, a Chinese settler, and Gabriel Vivo y Fuentes. The contract was to last for a year and lists the legal requirements of both the employee and the employer. Manuel completed a contract with Dona Lorna previously. Manuel did not negotiate or sign the contract as the signature stipulates that someone else signed for him. Signed by Vivo y Fuentes, the governor, and two witnesses.

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Date Created
1869-08-04

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Court Record

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Records pertaining to the right of a company to not pay for the burial of their employees if they die while contracted. The court ruling does mention that many settlers are poor and that the parish has struggled to find

Records pertaining to the right of a company to not pay for the burial of their employees if they die while contracted. The court ruling does mention that many settlers are poor and that the parish has struggled to find resources to help the poor, but that the bishop did not help the parishes. The Deposit of Immigrants has been persisting in changing public and legal perception of Chinese settlers as humans who have rights. However, companies are not legally obligated to fulfill a church job.

Created

Date Created
1867

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Certificate of Nationality

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Certificate of nationality for Chinese settler, Jose Varquez. He was originally from Canton and lived in Soltero. Signed in Chinese. 1880.

Created

Date Created
1880

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Court Record

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Records indicating that the courts requested paperwork and information on Pedro o Poncho, a Chinese settler, from the Chinese Consul in Havana. He was originally from Canton. He ran away from his employer, was captured, and held in the Deposit of Runaways.

Created

Date Created
1870-10-14

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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
1872

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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
1860

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Certificate of Nationality

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Certificate of Nationality of Chinese settler, Emeterio de Jesus. It was signed by the Consulate General. He was originally from Canton, but lived in Soltero.

Created

Date Created
1880

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Identity Record

Description

An identity card, or cedula, for Jacobo, originally from Jaum. Jacobo was thirty-five years old when this card was issued. He worked for eight years for Manuel B. Perez and Franco Iglesias.

Created

Date Created
1836