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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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Shipping Records

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Records for the ship Encarnacion, which brought Chinese settlers from China to Cuba under contract with _____. On this trip, the Encarnacion brought at least 268 settlers from China to work. Eleven of them were hired by Joaquin Marquez at the Trinidad factory.

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Date Created
1865

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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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Permanent Residence Documents

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This collection of personal documents that belonged to Antonio- a Chinese settler, formed his application packet to become a permanent resident of Cuba. Included in this selection are his baptism certificate, his personal ID card, letters of recommendation, and his

This collection of personal documents that belonged to Antonio- a Chinese settler, formed his application packet to become a permanent resident of Cuba. Included in this selection are his baptism certificate, his personal ID card, letters of recommendation, and his original first contract, among several other documents. The first page in the collection is a written request for Antonio's permanent residence, and the final passage in the last page is the acceptance of his request. 1863.

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Date Created
1863-09-17

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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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Ship Manifest of the Ship "Vasco de Gama"

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Records for the ship Vasco de Gama, which brought Chinese settlers from China to Cuba under contract with La Alianza and Ferran y Dupierris. On this trip, the Vasco de Gama brought several settles that were hired for agriculture.

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Date Created
1864

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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.

Created

Date Created
1858

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Contract

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A contract between Antonio, a Chinese settler, and Pedro R. Casanas. The contract was to last for a year and lists the legal requirements of both the employee and the employer. Noted that Benito completed a contract with Pedro previously.

A contract between Antonio, a Chinese settler, and Pedro R. Casanas. The contract was to last for a year and lists the legal requirements of both the employee and the employer. Noted that Benito completed a contract with Pedro previously. Antonio did not negotiate or sign the contract as the signature stipulates that someone else signed for him. Signed by Pedro Casanas, Manuel Ruiz, and two witnesses.

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Date Created
1869-09-29

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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.

Created

Date Created
1861-05-20

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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