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Finding Aid to the Business papers of the Maison de Mexique and the Maison de Paris: Mexico and Paris, 1858-1898
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Papers concerning the wholesale business in Mexico and Paris of Alfred Lefebvre, a French exporter and importer who traded with firms in France, Germany, Switzerland, Great Britain, the United States, and many places in Mexico. Principal exports from Mexico were agricultural products, furs, and India rubber. The papers give an excellent picture of business methods and practices of the time and the problems of operation in the absence of banking firms.
Mr. Alfred Lefebvre was a retail merchant in Paris, and because he was one of those rare men who possess ambition and intelligence, he decided to go to Mexico to open another branch of his business. There is no information regarding the exact date on which he landed in Mexico but we know that he was there at least by the year 1863.
Number of containers: 1 box, 3 bundles, and 9 cartons
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Collection is open for research.