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Compañía de Navegación del Río Motagua. Erección de la Compania de Navegación del Río Motagua, 1796

 File — Box: 4, Folder: 48
Identifier: Manuscripts-Collection 50-(48)

Scope and Contents

1796   A single hand-written manuscript of 17 leaves (34 pages) and 4 appendices. It recounts the proceedings which created a joint stock company to develop and promote navigation on the Motagua River from the Honduran port of Omoa. The manuscript includes a report by the Secretary of Guatemala's Consulado concerning the venture, the list of the company's stockholders and officials, the company's thirty-five articles of incorporation and a series of reflections about the project by those commissioned to head it.  In addition are four appendices two of which cover Guatemalan imports and exports through the Gulf of Honduras between 1790 and 1794, another is an accounting of projected expense, and the final appendix presents a savings of shipping costs for the proposed project.


  • 1796

Conditions Governing Access

Open to the public. No known restrictions.


1.00 Pieces

Language of Materials

Spanish; Castilian

Arrangement Note

Box 3, Folder 48
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Repository Details

Part of the The Latin American Library at Tulane Repository

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