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List of Runaway Chinese Workers

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

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Date Created
1879

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List of Runaway Chinese Workers

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List of Chinese settlers who ran away from their owners and were later captured. After capture, one settler, Sinfa Canton was held in the National Prison in Bejucal in February 1879.

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Date Created
1879-02-27

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"Runaway" Worker

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These are correspondence letters that were written between various authority figures in Havana concerning Zacarias- a runaway "Chinese" worker, and his owner Juan Soler.

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Date Created
1864-03-27

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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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Certificate of Nationality

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Certificate of nationality of a Chinese settler, Pedro Duarte. It was signed by the Consulate General. He was originally from Canton.

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Date Created
1884-12-13

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Runaway Workers

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This is a list of runaway Chinese workers in the jurisdiction of Bejucal who ran away from their owners between in February and March. The document lists several details of the five detained workers such as their age, stature, nationality, and signs/details. This report was signed on April 3, 1858.

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Date Created
1858

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Death Registry

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This is a registry that documented the number of deaths of men of Yucatan or Chinese descent that occurred in the jurisdiction of Bejucal in Cuba in 1860. Three Chinese settlers are listed in the registry; some personal details, such

This is a registry that documented the number of deaths of men of Yucatan or Chinese descent that occurred in the jurisdiction of Bejucal in Cuba in 1860. Three Chinese settlers are listed in the registry; some personal details, such as age and gender, as well as contract information that pertained to each settler were included in the document.

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Date Created
1861-05-20

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Burial Records

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Burial records for Jorge. His records indicate they were baptized into the Catholic church and buried in the general cemetery of Havana. He was employed by Benito Nuguez.

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Date Created
1862

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Death Records

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These death and identity records pertain to Felipe, a Chinese settler. The first document indicates that when Felipe died he was 51 years old, in the process of completing his preliminary eight year contract as an indentured servant, and he

These death and identity records pertain to Felipe, a Chinese settler. The first document indicates that when Felipe died he was 51 years old, in the process of completing his preliminary eight year contract as an indentured servant, and he was working as a fieldworker for D. Antonio G. Solar. The second document in this selection is the death certificate that was written for Felipe on March 29, 1861; the cause of his death was described within this record. The final document in this selection is Felipe's cedula, or neighborhood identity card. According to the cedula, Felipe originally shared his eight year contract with Jose M. Morales, but was ceded by Morales to Antonio G. Solar. The cedula was signed on December 10, 1860.

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Date Created
1861-05-20

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Contract

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A contract between Pedro, a Chinese settler, and Jose Romano. The contract was to last for a year and lists the legal requirements of both the employee and the employer. Notes that Pedro completed a contract previously with Ingenio S

A contract between Pedro, a Chinese settler, and Jose Romano. The contract was to last for a year and lists the legal requirements of both the employee and the employer. Notes that Pedro completed a contract previously with Ingenio S Carlos. Signed by the governor of Cuba, Jose Romano and Pedro, who signed in Chinese.

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Date Created
1866-05-06