Finding aid to Affidavits for Chinese American merchants and their relatives petitioning to enter the United States MS 3129

Marie Silva
California Historical Society
2018
678 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA 94105
reference@calhist.org


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