Lot 270Slavery – Chinese Slavery in Cuba extremely rare...

Auction Date: 2/09/2014 at 01pm



Slavery – Chinese Slavery in Cuba extremely rare supplementary contract dated 1862 issued to a Chinese slave worker after the fulfilment of an initial eight year contract period had been served. This is a particularly rare version of this form of document as it represents a ‘rescinded contract’. These were to be signed either by the Chinese slave or by two witnesses. In this case, there are two ‘signatures’ – one by a Chinese witness and the other by an illiterate witness who merely marks an ‘X’ – this is likely to be another slave as all other authorities that signed the document had learned backgrounds and were able to write. This is believed to be the only known variety of this type of contract known to exist

Guide Price: £200.00 - £300.00

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