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Title: Informe del director jeneral de correos nacionales al presidente de la Unión
Creator: Agudelo, F
Publication Info: Bogotá : Imprenta de Echeverría Hermanos, 1872.
Physical Details: 1-13 p. [+14 charts] ; 28 x 19 cm
Physical Condition: TWO COPIES: Very good, other than foxed wrappers./ Disbound, wrappers gone, fragile but legible.

Summary: Reports the budget and profits made by the Colombian Postal Services. It includes statistics concerning the types of parcels that were handled during the period covered by the report, new postal routes opened in different provinces, a detailed description of the damages produced by robbery and assaults on the property of the postal services, and statistics related to telegraph 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: The report of the director of the Mails for 1872, showing routes, times of delivery & collection. - J.L.H. - J.L.H.

Subject(s): Postal service -- Colombia

Type: Pamphlet
Language: Spanish
Format: JPG
PDF - Color
Donor: Helguera, J. León
Collection: Helguera, J. León Collection
Institution: Vanderbilt University
Accession Number: P00189
Record Number: 97
Islandora ID: islandora:5231