El Banco de Guerrero
A federal concession for a bank in Guerrero was granted on 30 September 1903, but the promoters had difficulty in raising the necesary finance and had to ask for extensions to the time-limit and a reduction in the capital required. The first bank did not actually open until three years later.
In March 1906 a meeting of shareholders was called to choose a Consejo de Administración in Iguala, a Consejo Consultivo based in Mexico City, and two comisarios. The board was composed of Antonio Lavín, Guillermo Mastache and Cándido Nava; the consejo consultivo of Ricardo Honey, Emilio Velasco, Porifirio Díaz (hijo), Joaquín Eguía and Tomás P. Honey, and the comisarios were A. Lozano R. y Enrique Carral. Rogerio L. Hersberger was appointed director and Eduardo W. Dawe, cajero contador.
The bank opened in Iguala, the only town in Guerrero with a rail link to Mexico City, on 2 July 1906 with its offices in the Hotel Universal.
Branch offices were opened in Acapulco and Bravos (Chilpancingo).
Following an investigation by the Comisión Reguladora e Inspectora de Instituciones de Crédito the bank's charter was cancelled on 15 December 1915.
American Bank Note Company print runs
The American Bank Note Company produced the following notes. They engraved special vignettes of Vicente Guerrero Saldana (C 280) for the faces, of the church at Taxco (C 942) for the $100 note, and of a view of Acapulco for the reverses.
When the ABNC produced another run of notes at the beginning of 1914 they altered the dateline on the plates from "Iguala__de_____de 190_" to "Iguala__de_____de19__" .
|RogerioRodrigo according to the report of the interventor, 20 January 1907 (Memoria de las Instituciones de Crédito correspondiente a los años de 1904-1906, tomo I, vol. II) G.Hershberger was the first manager but resigned in early October 1906, after just four monthsreport of the interventor, 20 January 1907, Memoria de las Instituciones de Crédito correspondiente a los años de 1904-1906, tomo I, vol. II.|
|Ignacio Olea Daza|
|Thomas P. Honey|
|Ricardo (Richard) Honey emigrated from Cornwall, England to Pachuca, Hidalgo in 1862 at the age of twenty-three. He bought an iron mine in Ixmiquilpan, and established a mine in Pachuca. He built the first iron bridge in Mexico, which crossed the river Tula in Tasquillo. Honey was incredibly successful and used his riches to purchase more iron mines, at La Encarnación, near to Zimapán, 75 kilometres north-east of Pachuca. He also acquired various smelters.
Honey married Emma Jane Phillips, another Cornish immigrant and had four sons and five daughters. His main residence was in Mexico City, where he founded the Jockey Club. He also founded the Reforma Athletic Club in Pachuca.
During an illustrious career Honey was the president of three banks, an iron and steel works, two mining companies, a paint factory and was a director of two railway companies, the Ferrocarril Nacional Mexicano and the Ferrocarril de Pachuca-Tampico.
Honey was known for the treatment of his workers, including always paying 25 centavos a day when the minimum wage was 18 centavos, and his humanitarian efforts to help the indigenous population.
Unfortunately, some of Honey’s investments ultimately failed, the revolution increased his misfortunes and he died on 12 June 1913 practically penniless.
|Porfirio Díaz, hijo|
|Luis de la Canal y Gual was the Inspector General de Instituciones de Crédito who signed the bank's notes and presided at its inauguration on 2 July 1906, but by the end of that year Miguel Montúfar had been appointed Interventor.|
|Ricardo Buen Abad was manager (gerente) from|