Caravonica Cotton Plantation Company Report
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.
- Caravonica Cotton Plantation Company (Organization)
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Open to the public. No known restrictions.
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