Detailed Description

Title: Camino de Buenaventura. Informe del Superintendente, el tesorero y el ingeniero, presentados a la junta general de accionistas
Creator: Conto, César
Publication Info: Cali : Imprenta de E. Palacios, 1871.
Physical Details: p. 3-33 ; 21 x 15 cm
Illustrations: 2 charts
Physical Condition: Some staining and holing of front wrapper, otherwise as new.

Summary: César Conto, at the time the secretary of Credit and Treasury under the Eustorgio Salgar regime, reports to the members of the Governing Council on the progress and costs of a road between Cali and Buenaventura.
Historical Notes: From 1820 to 1840 the national budget for roads was limited and only covered the maintenance and repair of existing mule-roads. After 1830 several entrepreneurs signed concession agreements with the government to open new routes. As a form of payment, the government granted them public land located by the road and the right to establish a toll collection for two or three decades. Tomás Cipriano de Mosquera’s first government (1845-1849) invested heavily in infrastructure and authorized a large sum for the construction of a road connecting Cali with the Pacific coast. However, soon the investment in roads in the south shifted to the central and north areas of the country. Safford, Frank 2010 El Problema de los Transportes en Colombia en el Siglo XIX. In <i>Economía Colombiana del siglo XIX.</i> A. Meisel Roca and M.T. Ramírez, eds. Pp. 536-538. Bogotá: Banco de la República.
Donor Notes: Title concerns the Compañía empresaria del camino de Buenaventura a Cali - J.L.H.

Subject(s): Salgar, Eustorgio, 1831–1885
Liberalism -- Colombia -- History -- 19th century
Federal government -- Colombia -- History -- 19th century
Roads -- Colombia -- Finance

Type: Pamphlet
Language: Spanish
Donor: Helguera, J. León
Collection: Helguera, J. León Collection
Institution: Vanderbilt University
Accession Number: P00182
Record Number: 1231