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Title John A. Robinson, U.S. Immigration Service, San Francisco, California. Journals, 1911-1913
Author Robinson, John A
Date 1911 - 11 Feb 1913
Document Type Personal Account
Reference MS 1816
Library / Archive California Historical Society
Collection Name John A. Robinson Papers
Description Notebooks containing lists of immigrants; their names, ages, arrival ports, ships and nationality. Also includes diary entries for prostitution cases.
Biographical Note / History Inspector, U.S. Immigration and Naturalisation Service, San Francisco, California. Early career devoted to the arrest and deportation of prostitutes in San Francisco and surrounding areas; also responsible for the transport of aliens to deportation sites. Special assignments directed from Washington D.C. included an investigation of the white slave market on the West Coast. John A. Robinson was also a member of the Board of Special Inquiry in the 1930s.
Theme(s) Arrivals: Ports and Early Experiences; Religion, Ethnic Identity and Community Relations
Country (from) Great Britain
Country (to) United States of America
Ports San Francisco, California, United States; Liverpool, England
Nationality French; Chinese; Austrian; Japanese; German; Italian; Romanian
Ships SS La Loraine; SS Carmania; SS Laquetain; SS La Gascogne; SS Mongolia; SS Palmoral; SS St Paul; SS La Touraine; SS Cleaveland; SS Lucania
People Robinson, John A
Keywords immigration, immigrant, shipping, prostitution, prostitute, women, aliens, deportation, railway, Jew
Additional Information Please note: Some of the metadata for this document has been taken from the California Historical Society catalogue.
Language English
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