The Benson Latin American Collection

Placido Pastor Accounts Book, 1887-1898

Descriptive Summary

Creator Pastor, Placido
Title Placido Pastor Accounts Book
Dates: 1887-1898
Abstract Invoices and business correspondence of 19th century Mexico City purchasing and shipping agent Placido Pastor.
OCLC Record No. 32846001
Extent 1 volume (492 leaves)
Language Spanish
Repository Benson Latin American Collection, The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Sketch

Placido Pastor was a purchasing and shipping agent based in Mexico City in the late nineteenth century.

Scope and Contents Note

Invoices and business correspondence ‪(‬1887-1898‪)‬ of Placido Pastor, a Mexico City purchasing and shipping agent for wheat, corn, sugar, unfermented maguey juice, and brandy from haciendas in the states of Mexico, Puebla, and Morelos. Suppliers frequently invoiced include individuals from the Araoz, Cortina, Espinosa, Fernández, Garcés, Lavie, and Sanz families, who were members of the Compañía Expendedora de Pulques; Juan Pagaza; Joaquín García Icazbalceta; and Luis García Pimentel. As general agent for Octavio Conde, Pastor corresponded at some length with Colonel Manuel Alarcón concerning disputed water rights around Ocuituco and with General Jesús Preciado during negotiations to bring a railway trunk line to Cuernavaca. Pastor's 90 letters contain details of rural politics in the states of Puebla and Morelos, land transactions, and hacienda administration.

Arranged chronologically.


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Index Terms

The Placido Pastor Accounts Book is classified under the following Subject Headings in the University of Texas Libraries catalog:
Pastor, Placido--Archives
Alarcon, Manuel
Conde, Octavio
García Icazbalceta, Joaquín, 1825-1894
García Pimentel, Luis, 1855-
Pagaza, Juan
Preciado, Jesús H., 1842-1894
Araoz family
Cortina family
Espinosa family
Fernandez family
Garcés family
Lavie family
Sanz family
Compañía Expendedora de Pulques
Pulque industry--Mexico--History--19th century--Sources
Agave products industry--Mexico--19th century--Sources
Food supply--Mexico--19th century
Haciendas--Mexico--19th century
Land use, Rural--Mexico--19th century
Water rights--Mexico--Ocuituco
Mexico (Mexico : State)--History--19th century
Puebla (Mexico : State)--History--19th century
Morelos (Mexico : State)--History--19th century

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Cite as: Placido Pastor Accounts Book, Benson Latin American Collection, University of Texas Libraries, the University of Texas at Austin.

Box and Folder Inventory


Accounts Book

1 Placido Pastor Accounts Book, 1887-1898
[492 leaves]