The Benson Latin American Collection

Libros Borradores del Banco Mercantíl de Yucatán (Mérida), 1890-1908



Descriptive Summary

Creator Banco Mercantíl de Yucatán
Title Libros Borradores del Banco Mercantíl de Yucatán (Mérida)
Dates: 1890-1908
Abstract Letterbooks of business letters and telegrams from the Banco Mercantíl de Yucatán, which merged with the Banco Yucateco to become the Banco Peninsular Mexicano in 1908.
Accession No. 1985-01
OCLC Record No. 32870432
Extent 18 volumes
Language Spanish
Repository Benson Latin American Collection, The University of Texas at Austin

Administrative History

Banco Mercantíl de Yucatán, S.A., commenced operations on March 4, 1890, with $500,000 in capital. A worldwide economic crisis late in 1906 led the bank into difficulties (shared by another local bank, the Banco Yucateco), which were addressed by the intervention of the Banco Nacional de México, S.A., on June 5, 1907. Months later the two Yucatecan banks were merged, resulting in the creation of the Banco Peninsular Mexicano, S.A. The merger was ratified by the shareholders of the Banco Mercantíl de Yucatán on January 18, 1908, and the constitution of the new bank was signed on March 31, 1908.


Scope and Contents Note

Letterbooks containing copies of business letters and telegrams from the Banco Mercantíl de Yucatán, primarily to European, Mexican, and U.S. banks (usually located in New York). The letterbooks are in Spanish, and arranged chronologically. Some of the communications were written to business firms or individuals located in Mexico, Europe, and the U.S. The documents consist largely of confirmations or notifications of transactions; a few letters refer to other bank business. Many items in the last volumes relate to the merger. Each volume contains an alphabetical index to recipients of the communications. Materials from January-April 1903 (in Volume 10) have suffered severe damage and loss of informational content. Through Volume 10 the items are manuscript; starting in Volume 11 (which begins February 3, 1905) they consist of typescripts of letters and copies of telegrams. Chronological gaps in coverage exist between all but the last six volumes.


Restrictions

Access Restrictions

Unrestricted.

Use Restrictions

Standard copyright restrictions apply.


Index Terms

The Libros Borradores del Banco Mercantíl de Yucatán (Mérida), 1890-1908 are classified under the following Subject Headings in the University of Texas Libraries catalog:
Banco Mercantil de Yucatan--Records and correspondence
Banks and banking--Mexico--Records and correspondence

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Cite as: Libros Borradores del Banco Mercantíl de Yucatán (Mérida), 1890-1908, Benson Latin American Collection, University of Texas Libraries, the University of Texas at Austin.


Box and Folder Inventory

 

Chronological List of Volumes

1. 6 marzo 1890 - 30 diciembre 1890
2. 17 octubre 1892 - 12 mayo 1893
3. 24 abril 1894 - 17 septiembre 1984
4. 11 febrero 1895 - 28 junio 1895
5. 21 junio 1897 - 26 enero 1898
6. 4 agosto 1898 - 31 diciembre 1898
7. 28 octubre 1899 - 14 abril 1900
8. 6 mayo 1901 - 24 septiembre 1901
9. 28 febrero 1902 - 15 julio 1902
10. 24 noviembre 1902 - abril 1903
11. 3 febrero 1905 - 17 marzo 1905
12. 19 junio 1906 - 17 agosto 1906
13. 11 octubre 1906 - 7 diciembre 1906
14. 7 diciembre 1906 - 13 febrero 1907
15. 13 febrero 1907 - 23 abril 1907
16. 23 abril 1907 - 12 julio 1907
17. 12 julio 1907 - 4 diciembre 1907
18. 4 diciembre 1907 - 31 marzo 1908