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Title: Los nietos de Juan Bernardo Elbers piden al congreso el pago de la indemnización de los daños y perjuicios para navegar por vapor en el Río Magdalena
Creator: Pizano Elbers, Pablo
Pizano Elbers, Bernardo
Publication Info: Bogotá : Imprenta de Medardo Rivas, [1872].
Physical Details: i-viii, 1-72 p. ; 24 x 17 cm
Physical Condition: Wrappers worn, stained, interior pages yellowed, but fair.

Summary: Pablo Pizano Elbers and Bernardo Pizano Elbers, are grandsons of Juan Bernardo Elbers, pioneer of navigation of the Magdalena River. Here they demand compensation from the Colombian Congress for the revocation of the privilege Elbers had obtained from the government for the navigation of the Magdalena in the 1820s. They attach to their claim copies of the laws that granted Elbers the aforementioned privileges.
Historical Notes: The problem of how to develop adequate transport is a fundamental issue in the economic history of Colombia. The government was aware as early as the nation’s independence in 1819 that the lack of proper transportation would have a substantial negative impact on the development of the economy. Despite this awareness, Colombia advanced very little in its transportation system from 1820 to 1870. There were only mule-roads, underdeveloped river navigation systems, and one road suitable for wheeled vehicles in Antioquia. It was not until the 1870s that the government launched projects to build railroads. 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. 524, 528, 535. Bogotá: Fondo de Cultura Económica.

Subject(s): Elbers, Juan Bernardo, 1776-1853
Claims vs. Colombia – 19th century
Steam-navigation -- Colombia
Magdalena River (Colombia) -- Navigation

Type: Pamphlet
Language: Spanish
Format: JPG
PDF - Color
Donor: Helguera, J. León
Collection: Helguera, J. León Collection
Institution: Vanderbilt University
Accession Number: P01770
Record Number: 366
Islandora ID: islandora:7183