La Compañía de Minas la Blanca y Anexas

On 12 November 1906 the La Blanca mine  was sold by Francisco Rulle to an American company for 12 million pesos.

On Saturday, 24 January 1914, some of the principal merchants of Pachuca called upon the mining companies and asked them to issue script to make up for the lack of change. The entire situation was discussed at length and after consultation with the governor, in a later meeting, eight companies decided to issue the same form of vale together. La Blanca subscribed for $40,000, an amount based on its requirement for four weeksAHMM, Fondo Norteamericano, vol. 41, exp. 15, Dirección General, Correspondencia, Mar 1913 – Nov 1914. However, none of these are known.

The first issue appears to have been a series of cheques drawn on Guillermo BrockmannGuillermo Brockmann Ibargüengoitia (1872? – 1922) was born in Guanajuato and inherited the Hacienda de Estanzuela in Tlalpujahua. He founded the Compañía Industrial del Oro, S. A. in 1903 and was a founder shareholder in the Compañía Minera “Las Dos Estrellas”. He was the agent for Siemens machinery and a banker. ($1, $5, $10, $20 and $50) with a stamped date of 1 April 1915.

  Date of issue Date on note Series from to total
number
total
value
 
$5   1 April 1915 F  00001       includes numbers 00053 to 01705CNBanxico #11246
25 April 1915 R         includes number 10441CNBanxico #4418
$10 1 April 1915 G         includes numbers 03498CNBanxico #4418 to 03680
$20 1 April 1915 H 00001       includes number 00457
$50 1 April 1915 I  00001       includes numbers 00064 to 00802CNBanxico #11248
                 

 

The next issue was series of five values (5c, 10c, 25c, 50c and $1). A local historian reported that the 10c cartonitos were issued on 6 March 1915, the 5c notes on 13 March and the $1 notes on 1 JuneTeodomiro Manzano, Anales del Estado de Hidalgo: Segunda parte (1869 a marzo de 1927), Pachuca, 1927. These issues, from Bouligny & Schmidt, are similar to issues of La Negociacion Minera Hacienda Purísima Grande y Minas, Guadalupe y Anexas and two issues, El Oro Mining & Railway Co. and The Mexican Mines of El Oro Limited, from the Estado de México.

Some of these had the printed dateline PACHUCA ..........de 1914, and later ones PACHUCA ........... de 1915.

La Blanca y Anexas 25c

  Date of issue Date on note Series from to total
number
total
value
 
5c 13 March 1915              
  27 March 1915 E         includes number 02457CNBanxico #11249
10c 6 March 1915              
  1 July 1915           includes number 10623CNBanxico #11250 
  25 September 1915 D         includes number 12031
25c   1 June 1915 C         includes number 07140CNBanxico #11251  
  25 September 1915         includes number 10129
50c     A 00001       includes number 00003CNBanxico #11252  
  25 April 1915         includes number 08546
$1    23 April 1915 B         includes number 08170
  1 May 1915         includes number 14453CNBanxico #11253   
6 June 1915               
                 

 

A series of four high values ($1, $5, $10 and $20)

  Date of issue Date on note Series from to total
number
total
value
 
$1   1 June 1915


G         includes numbers 06853CNBanxico #11254 to 13734
$5 I  00001       includes number 00879
$10 J         includes number 01802
$20   K         includes number 02834
                 

 

In his August 1915 report on local issues to the Secretaría de Gobernación in Veracruz, Arturo Lazo de la Vega records that the “Blanca y Anexas”, “Maravillas y San Francisco”, “Real del Monte y Pachuca” and “San Diego”, had issued cheques for $1, $5, $10, $20 and $50 but does not know the amounts issuedAGN, Fondo Gobernación Periodo Revolucionario, caja 93, exp. 36, folletos 8 Secretario general L. de la Vega to [    ], Pachuca, 20 August 1915. In response, on 9 September the Secretaría de Gobernación replied that all these issues should be withdrawnAGN, Fondo Gobernación Periodo Revolucionario, caja 93, exp. 36, folletos 8.