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Ship Manifest of the Ship "Sky Lark"

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List of 590 Chinese settlers brought from China to Cuba to serve as indentured servants. They arrived in Havana abroad the American frigate, the Sky Lark. 1855.

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Application Documents for Permanent Residence

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Record with multiple documents about a Chinese settler including christening record; labor-hire document; successful completion of term-contract certification; certificate of good conduct; and other documents.

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Date Created
1866

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Baptism Certificate

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Lucas, a Chinese settler, converted to Christianity in the city of Matanzas. In his baptism, he offered his loyalty to the Cuban government and the church in order to eventually receive permanent residency in Cuba, a legal requirement.

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Date Created
1868

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Permanent Residency

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Relates that Luis Parodi, a Chinese settler, was granted permanent residency in Cuba after fulfilling the legal requirements.

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Date Created
1868-08-05

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Shipping Records

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Records for the ship Kate Hooper, which brought Chinese settlers from China to Cuba under contract with Ferran y Dupierris and Torices, Puente y Co. On this trip, the Kate Hooper brought six settlers from China to work in the fields.

Created

Date Created
1861

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Shipping Record

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Records for the ship Huntreel and Mary Elisebe, which brought Chinese settlers from China to Cuba under contract with Sam Thomas.

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Date Created
1858

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Ship Documentation

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This documents the names and ages of 592 Chinese settlers brought to Cuba on the American frigate, "Kate Hooper" under the command of Captain E. Johnson. Contains two lists of shipment of Chinese settlers and all are listed under their

This documents the names and ages of 592 Chinese settlers brought to Cuba on the American frigate, "Kate Hooper" under the command of Captain E. Johnson. Contains two lists of shipment of Chinese settlers and all are listed under their Chinese names, indicating that they have no yet been baptized. Also, there is a note of which settlers got sick during the journey.

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Date Created
1861-02-11

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Permanent Residency

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Relates that Leopoldo, a Chinese settler, was granted permanent residency in Cuba after fulfilling the legal requirements.

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Date Created
1868-07-08

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Permanent Residency

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Relates that Laureano, a Chinese settler, was granted permanent residency in Cuba after fulfilling the legal requirements.

Created

Date Created
1868-07-15

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Shipping Records

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Records for the ship, Messenger, which brought Chinese settlers from China to Cuba under contract with Torices, Puente y Co. The Messenger stopped in Macao before going to Cuba.