Signatories on Banco de Hidalgo notes
The notes carry the signatures of R. Casteñada y Palomar and Eduardo del Raso as Gerente, and Ramon Prida as Interventor. The Consejeros who signed notes were Ricardo Honey, Carlos F. de Landero, José V. Burgos, Thomas P. Honey, Carlos Sánchez Mejorada and Agustín Inurritegui.
|R. Casteñada y Palomar|
Eduardo del Raso
In April 1916 he was appointed as manager of the new Comisión Monetaria El Pueblo, Año III, Tomo I, Núm. 546, 30 April 1916 and later, on 1 April 1919 was made the government’s financial agent in New YorkEl Porvenir, Número 1,062, 2 April 1919. The next year he became manager of a new Mexico City bank, the Compañia General de Crédito, S. A.Report of Trade Commissioner C. H. Cunningham, Mexico City, 6 July 1920. The bank was to be capitalised at $500,000, half subscribed by Rafael Nieto and half by R. P. Jennings, an American capitalist, and located at calle Capuchinas núm. 40.
|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.
|Carlos Francisco de Landero|
|José V. Burgos|
|Thomas P. Honey|
|Carlos Sánchez Mejorada|
|Pablo [identification needed]|
|J. D. Fernández|