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Title: Recuerdos i contestación de un impreso
Creator: Los que menos se piensa
Publication Info: Unknown : Unknown, [1839].
Physical Details: 35 p. ; 20 2/10 x 14 5/10 cms
Physical Condition: Only fair. From page much stained and foxed. Foxing throughout rest, but all is legible.

Summary: This pamphlet exposes the reasons people from Ambalema opposed to the transfer of tobacco factories to Honda. Producers argued that the crops were in jeopardy by having to transport them by river and storing them in intermediate locations. Relocating the factory far from production zones was considered a breach of promise by the central government to these producers who had been told they would always have a local factory to process their tobacco.
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 in 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 market prices dropped dramatically. Davis, Robert 1993 Tobacco In Historical Dictionary of Colombia. Pp. 488. Metuchen, NJ: The Scarecrow Press.
Donor Notes: An answer to an earlier pamphlet regarding the transfer of the government tobacco monopoly warehouse from Ambalema to Honda: this is the case for Honda. - J.L.H.

Subject(s): Tobacco industry -- Colombia -- Tolima (Department)

Type: Pamphlet
Language: Spanish
Format: JPG
PDF - Color
Donor: Helguera, J. León
Collection: Helguera, J. León Collection
Institution: Vanderbilt University
Accession Number: P02621
Record Number: 229
Islandora ID: islandora:701