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Caravonica Cotton Plantation Company Report

 Collection
Identifier: Manuscripts-Collection 43

Scope and Contents

1912.  A report compliled by consulting engineer D. Sterrett Pindell about the production potential for lands in highland Guatemala. The Caravonica Cotton Plantation Company, incorporated in New Jersey in 1912, secured lease from R.J. Echeverría to 10,000 acres in Escuintla on the Coyolate River to cultivate Caravonica cotton and extract hardwoods. The data contained in the engineer's report was to inform potential investors about the climate, soil fertility, plant yield, production and labor costs, transportation, port facilities, marketing, and projected earnings generated by the proposed project. Included are 96 photographs of Guatemala City, countryside at plantation site, and rural laborers and dwellings.

Dates

  • 1912

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

Open to the public. No known restrictions.

Extent

97.00 Pieces

Arrangement Note

1 Hollinger box
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Repository Details

Part of the The Latin American Library at Tulane Repository

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