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Affidavits for Chinese American merchants and their relatives petitioning to enter the United States
MS 3129  
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  • Conditions Governing Access
  • Immediate Source of Acquisition
  • General Note
  • General
  • Preferred Citation
  • Scope and Content
  • Conditions Governing Use

  • Language of Material: English
    Contributing Institution: California Historical Society
    Title: Affidavits for Chinese American merchants and their relatives petitioning to enter the United States
    Creator: United States. District Court (California : Northern District)
    Identifier/Call Number: MS 3129
    Physical Description: 1 folder
    Date (inclusive): 1888-1920
    Language of Material: Collection materials are in English, with some Chinese.

    Conditions Governing Access

    Collection is open for research.

    Immediate Source of Acquisition

    Materials found in collection; provenance is unknown.

    General Note

    Includes four reprints of a photographic copy of an original tin-type used for the identification of Ham Toon Fong.

    General

    Collection formerly titled Chinese and Japanese in California miscellany.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item, date]; Affidavits for Chinese American merchants and their relatives petitioning to enter the United States, MS 3129; California Historical Society.

    Scope and Content

    Contains affidavits for Chinese American merchants and their male relatives, mostly sons, petitioning to enter or re-enter the United States, dated between 1888 and 1915, and filed in the District Court of the United States for the Northern District of California. Affiants include: Tom Back, Tom Soon, Hom Shung, Tom Pak, Ham Toon Fong, Hom Yee Look, Hom Kwon Cheong, Hum Ne Hong, and Ham Toon Fong.
    Collection also includes a passport for Tom Yum; an affidavit filed in Austin, Nevada; a letter to the creditors of F.T. Kuranaga (1906 April 26); an agreement between H. Yamachicka and M. H. Thomas (1906 November 10); and a newspaper clipping documenting a Chinatown raid led by Donaldina Cameron.

    Conditions Governing Use

    Materials in this collection, which were created between 1888 and 1920, are in the public domain in the United States. Permission to publish or reproduce is not required.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Chinese--California--San Francisco
    Chinese--United States--Legal status, laws, etc
    Chinese Americans--California--San Francisco
    Chinese Americans--California--Legal status, laws, etc
    Chinese Americans--Nevada--Austin
    Legal documents