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Title: Instrucción para el cultivo i beneficio del tabaco semilla de Cuba i de Ambalema, adaptado en cuanto ha sido posible a las prácticas i costumbres de los cosecheros de Jirón, Palmira i Ambalema que observarán los del Socorro mientras se les suministra otra
Creator: Grice i Compañía
Publication Info: [Bogotá ?] : [Imprenta de J.A. Cualla ?], [1835].
Physical Details: 4 p. ; 21 x 15 4/10 cms.
Physical Condition: Faded and foxed, especially in the last page-fair.

Summary: Grice i Compañía provides guidelines for tobacco farmers in El Socorro, Santander in order to produce quality tobacco leaves for export by using seeds from Cuba and Ambalema. Grice i Compañía agrees to purchase tobacco produced under these standards.
Historical Notes: Colombia produced small amounts of tobacco from colonial times. There are records of tobacco exports as early as 1700. The national and international commerce of tobacco was controlled by the Colombian government by a monopoly that lasted from 1766 to 1850. The tobacco exports reached their peak in the 1860s and gradually tailed off until the “tobacco crisis” in 1887, during which the market prices dropped dramatically. Davis, Robert 1993 Tobacco In Historical Dictionary of Colombia. Pp. 488. Metuchen, NJ: The Scarecrow Press.
Donor Notes: The specific instructions for the tobacco growers of el Socorro under contract to the firm of Grice and Company. - J.L.H.

Subject(s): Agriculture -- Economic aspects -- Colombia -- History -- 19th century
Tobacco industry -- Colombia -- Santander (Department)
Santander (Colombia : Department) -- Economic conditions -- 19th century
Tobacco -- Colombia

Type: Pamphlet
Language: Spanish
Format: JPG
PDF - Color
Donor: Helguera, J. León
Collection: Helguera, J. León Collection
Institution: Vanderbilt University
Accession Number: P02610
Record Number: 205
Islandora ID: islandora:7547