Placido Pastor Accounts Book, 1887-1898
Placido Pastor was a purchasing and shipping agent based in Mexico City in the late nineteenth century.
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.
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Cite as: Placido Pastor Accounts Book, Benson Latin American Collection, University of Texas Libraries, the University of Texas at Austin.
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