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Author Lambert, Charles, 1793-1876.

Title Mining in Chile's Norte Chico : journal of Charles Lambert, 1825-1830 / John Mayo, Simon Collier.

Published Boulder, Colo. : Westview Press, 1998.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  622.3420983 LAMB    AVAILABLE
Physical description p. cm.
Series Dellplain Latin American studies ; no. 36
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary Charles Lambert (1793-1876) was a Franco-British entrepreneur who made a fortune in copper and silver mining - and smelting - in nineteenth-century Chile. Lambert's personal journal from 1825 to 1830 came to light in Chile in 1975. It is an extraordinary day-to-day record of the first stage of a successful businessman's career, starting with an account of his arduous journey from England to Chile in 1825. It covers the disagreements with his British employers, his final dismissal by the directors, and the great variety of deals that accompanied his move into independent entrepreneurship. The journal gives us a fascinating from-the-ground-up picture of how business was done in the Norte Chico of Chile in the 1820s and chronicles Lambert's relationships with miners, traders, landowners, and politicians, his connections with the British trading community, and his occasional political roles.
Other author Mayo, John, 1940-
Collier, Simon.
Subject Lambert, Charles, 1793-1876 -- Diaries.
Mines and mineral resources -- Chile -- Norte Chico -- History -- 19th century.
ISBN 0813335841 (hc.)