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Chinese Immigrants in Cuba: Documents from the James and Ana Melikian Collection


The Chinese Immigrants in Cuba collection includes hundreds of original documents, manuscripts and photos covering the migration of 125,000 Chinese who signed up to be cheap labor in Cuba from 1847 until the later 1890s. The archive continues until the 1970s and records the Chinese community in Cuba and is rich with photos. This massive collection, from the archive of James and Ana Melikian Collection, is probably the largest one in private hands concerning Chinese in Cuba. At present the collection contains over 1341 records and about 8,000-9,000 pages.


A death certificate for Gabrino Allin, a Chinese immigrant. He died in the Royal Hospital of San Felipe y Santiago. He was buried in the general cemetery.

Created Date
1876

A death certificate for Santiago Canton, a Chinese immigrant. He died in the Royal Hospital of San Felipe y Santiago. He was buried in the general cemetery.

Created Date
1868-01-05

Death certificate for Jose, a Chinese immigrant. He died in the Royal Hospital of San Felipe y Santiago and was buried in the general cemetery.

Created Date
1876-02-15

Death certificate for Julian, a Chinese immigrant. He died in the Royal Hospital of San Felipe y Santiago. He died from hepatitis and was buried in the general cemetery.

Created Date
1876-05-27

Death certificate for Eduard, a Chinese immigrant. He died in the Royal Hospital of San Felipe y Santiago and was buried in the general cemetery.

Created Date
1876-05-27

A death certificate for Caledorio Voney, a Chinese immigrant. He died in the Royal Hospital of San Felipe y Santiago. Antonio, the administrator signed the document.

Created Date
1872-03-22

A death certificate for Antonio de la Rosa, a Chinese immigrant. He died in the Royal Hospital of San Felipe y Santiago. Juan Daban, the administrator signed the document.

Created Date
1876-05-29

A death certificate for Miguel Lopez, a Chinese immigrant, who died from a chronic disease. He died at the Royal Hospital of San Felipe y Santiago.

Created Date
1876-05-28

Death certificate for Vicente, a Chinese immigrant. He died from dysentery and was buried in the General Cemetery. Signed by Manuel Samana, the administrator.

Created Date
1873-07-03

A death certificate for Luis, a Chinese immigrant. he died in the Royal Hospital of San Felipe y Santiago.

Created Date
1873-09-17