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Title: Compañía Empresaría del Camino de Buenaventura a Cali. Informe del Superintendente de la empresa a la junta general de accionistas en sus sesiones ordinarias de Febrero de 1872
Creator: Carvajal, Manuel Wenceslao
Publication Info: Cali, Colombia : Imprenta de Eustaquio Palacios, 1872.
Physical Details: 75 p. and two folding charts. ; 30 8/10 x 20 5/10 cms.
Physical Condition: Other than the wrappers being loose, the text is in good shape.

Summary: The Compañía Empresaria del Camino de Buenaventura a Cali was formed to construct a road between Buenaventura on the Pacific Coast and Cali. Here they provide shareholders with project updates and a detailed financial report. It includes the concessions and contracts signed with the Colombian government concerning the road’s construction. This report presents the arguments for the road as opposed to the construction of a railroad.
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 Economía Colombiana del siglo XIX. A. Meisel Roca and M.T. Ramírez, eds. Pp. 536-538. Bogotá: Banco de la República.
Donor Notes: This is the 1872 report to the shareholders of the Cali-Buenaventura road project. - J.L.H.

Subject(s): Roads -- Colombia -- Finance
Infrastructure (Economics) -- Colombia
Finance -- Government policy -- Colombia
Transportation -- Colombia -- History -- 19th century
Related Items in the Collection: Liquidación de la Compañía Empresaria del Camino del Buenaventura a Cali. Entrega a los empresarios del ferrocarril. Informe del Superintendente General

Type: Pamphlet
Language: Spanish
Format: JPG
PDF - Color
Donor: Helguera, J. León
Collection: Helguera, J. León Collection
Institution: Vanderbilt University
Accession Number: P00855
Record Number: 176
Islandora ID: islandora:9998
OCLC Number: 39308594