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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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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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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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1864-03-27

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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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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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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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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.

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Date Created
1870-10-14

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Death Registries

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General register of Yucatan and Chinese settlers who have died in the city of Quivican during July 1860. All of the settlers are listed under both their Chinese and baptized, Spanish names and the city of origin of their owners is listed as well.

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1860-05-22

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

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Date Created
1858

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Contract

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This is a second labor contract that was shared between Constantino, a Chinese settler, and his owner, D. Ludres Valle. Valle was a Chinese landlord. The term of the contract was for one year (1868). This document is signed by

This is a second labor contract that was shared between Constantino, a Chinese settler, and his owner, D. Ludres Valle. Valle was a Chinese landlord. The term of the contract was for one year (1868). This document is signed by the governor of Cuba and signed in Chinese by Ludres Valle and Constantino.

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1868-12-05