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Letter from the Buffalo New York Chinese Inspector in Charge, 1903


Glossary
“Kid” West: A white man suspected of smuggling Chinese into the Buffalo area in the early 1900s.
Fedora hat: A man’s hat with a wide brim.
Knickerbocker breechers: Loose-fitting pants that were gathered at the knees.
Lot of twelve: Group of twelve
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Letter from the Buffalo Chinese Inspector in Charge, 1903 , National Archives and Records Administration, NARA_buffalo_chinese_inspector_letter
Document Description
Letter from the Buffalo, New York Chinese Inspector in Charge, United States Immigration Service to the Brooklyn, New York Inspector in Charge about a group of twelve Chinese men crossing into the U.S. from Canada. October 5, 1903. FRONT. (NRAN-85-CHINEXCL-19(1490)-1). NAIL Database, National Archives and Records Administration, www.archives.gov.
Questions
  1. 1. What office did the letter come from, and what was the title of the person who wrote it?
  2. 2. According to the letter, what did the inspector on the train see?
  3. 3. Where was the train coming from?