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Title John A. Robinson, U.S. Immigration Service, San Francisco, California. Journals, 1935-1936
Author Robinson, John A
Date 1 Jan 1935 - 31 Dec 1936
Document Type Personal Account
Reference MS 1816
Library / Archive California Historical Society
Collection Name John A. Robinson Papers
Description Diaries detailing daily immigration work, including boarding steamer and merchant ships in San Francisco harbour, inspecting the crew and granting shore leave to passengers.
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
Places Angel Island, San Francisco, California, United States
Ports San Francisco, California, United States
Nationality Chinese; Italian; Japanese
Ships SS Vancouver; SS Monteray; SS Golden Star; SS Talamanca; SS President; SS Kingsley; SS Golden Hind; SS Michigan; SS Golden State; SS Democracy; MS Abraham Lincoln; SS San Francisco; SS Nebraska; SS Viking Star; SS Nordic; MS Canada; SS Golden Tide; SS Santa Rosa; SS President Hoover; SS Pennsylvania; SS Santa Maria
People Robinson, John A
Keywords immigration, immigrant, sailor, shipping, aliens, deportation
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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