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Chinese Contract Laborer Legal Document (Cuba), 1858

 File — Box: 1, Folder: 16
Identifier: id148282

Scope and Contents

The contract is between a fifteen-year-old Chinese boy and three men to work in Havana, Cuba, as a so-called "coolie," (contract laborer) for 10 years in exchange for his passage, a small monthly wage, and room and board.


  • Creation: 1858

Language of Materials

From the Collection:

Spanish;Castilian Latin

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From the Collection: 1.00 Linear Feet

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Acc. No. 2012.146

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Research Center Repository