TYPE: Documents (Loose)
NOTES: I had no idea the Chinese were so respectful of the church in Cuba, this clearly demonstrates the power of the church even as regards the Chinese Empire. Incredible historical document.
ITEM ID: 4364

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Rare Chinese in Cuba Document #1

Year: 1884
Decade: 1880s
Century: 19th (1801-1900)

From the Chinese Consulate General in Havana, with Red Seal from the Chinese Consulate General the document reads as follows, addressed to the Diocesan Bishop of Havana:

“I have the honour to make it known to you [Bishop], that nominated jointly by the Government of Her Majesty the Queen of Spain and the Emperor of China, is the Consul General of the [Chinese] Empire on the island of Cuba and who has now today taken upon his position [as Consul General]. I take advantage of this occasion to offer you my most distinguished security and consideration.
-Tam Kin Cho”

The document also bears some unresearched signatures to the left. Tam Kin Cho was the founder of the Chung Wah Casino and was a historically important person in the lives of the Chinese in Cuba.