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Title: Informe del Director Jeneral de Correos i Telegrafos Nacionales
Creator: Mercado, R.
Publication Info: Bogotá : Imprenta de Gerardo Núñez, 1880.
Physical Details: 22 p. ; 26 x 19 2/10
Physical Condition: Entire item is dis-bound, loose, pages are frayed but all is legible, if frail.

Summary: R. Mercado, the Director of postal and telegraphs services, reports here on the administrative expenses, existing telegraph lines and their physical condition. The document also includes detailed statistics on postal services.
Historical Notes: The postal services were originally created during colonial times in 1781. Postal services as are known in Colombia today began in 1919, and the Colombian Postal Services became the Ministry of Mail and Telegraph in 1923. Davis, Robert 1993 Postal Service. In Historical Dictionary of Colombia. Pp. 405-6. Metuchen, NJ: The Scarecrow Press.
Donor Notes: Report of the Director of Posts and Telegraphs of Colombia for 1880 to the Secretary of War. - J.L.H.

Subject(s): Postal service -- Colombia
Telegraph -- Colombia

Type: Pamphlet
Language: Spanish
Format: JPG
PDF - Color
Donor: Helguera, J. León
Collection: Helguera, J. León Collection
Institution: Vanderbilt University
Accession Number: P01252
Record Number: 247
Islandora ID: islandora:1059