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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.

  • Torices, Puente y Co
  • Pungi
  • Carmen Sequiera
  • 1 Tau
Date Range
1861 1861

A contract between Tau and Torices, Puente and Copamny. The contract was signed in Macao and Torices, Puente and Company agreed to bring Tau from China to Cuba to work. He was to be hired by another employer upon arrival.

陶, 秀
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