Detailed Description

Title: Observaciones sobre la minería de la Nueva Granada con relación al establecimiento de una oficina de Apartado en Bogotá
Creator: Powles, Illingworth
Publication Info: Bogotá : Imprenta de José Cualla, 1837.
Physical Details: 27p. ; 20 x 13 1/10 cms.
Physical Condition: Wrappers and many pages water stained, but legible.

Summary: Illingworth Powles and the members of his mining corporation ask the government here to create separate gold and silver foundries at the expense of the state. They enumerated the reasons the economy and the nation would benefit from such a measure. The document includes an account of the metals produced by different mines in the country.
Historical Notes: After independence, the Colombian government promoted foreign investment and immigration to the country. Europeans and Americans were encouraged to move to Colombia and invest in mining and participate in colonization. Immigration policies were not very successful. However, important ventures were carried out by immigrants such as the navigation of the Magdalena River and the construction of railroads. Bushnell, David 1993 The Making of Modern Colombia: A Nation in Spite of Itself. Pp. 58. Berkeley: University of California Press.
Donor Notes: A call by these English investors in Colombia mining ventures for a mining separation office, to separate silver from gold, needed because of the different proportions of silver coming from different mines in the country. - J.L.H.

Subject(s): Gold mines and mining -- Colombia
Silver mines and mining -- Colombia
Colombia -- Mining and mineral resources -- 19th century

Type: Pamphlet
Language: Spanish
Donor: Helguera, J. León
Collection: Helguera, J. León Collection
Institution: Vanderbilt University
Accession Number: P00981
Record Number: 266
OCLC Number: 504724135