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Hawaii State Archives, Chinese Immigration Labor Permit Records, 1893-1898
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Location of Hawaii
Record Description
Record Type Labor Permits
Collection years 1893-1898
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Hawai'i State Archives

What is in This Collection?[edit | edit source]

Conditional permit records from the Minister of Foreign Affairs in the Kingdom of Hawaii for Chinese laborers and domestics for years 1893-1898. The permits are in both English and Chinese. The permit applications and registers are in English. The microfilm of the originals was made at the Archive of Hawaii in Honolulu.

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What Can These Records Tell Me?[edit | edit source]

The following information may be found in these records:

Register of Application

  • Date of application
  • Applicant name
  • Locality
  • Agent

Register of Chinese Women

  • Date
  • Name
  • Residence
  • Husband
  • Husband residence
  • Guarantor

Conditional Permits for Chinese Labour and Domestics

  • Name
  • Age
  • Resident of what place

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  • Look for variant spellings of the names. You should also look for nicknames and abbreviated names
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