Issues of the Banco Mercantil de Veracruz

Signatures

Gerente

Bernabé Ibarguen

In the early 1880s Ibargüen had a commission and brokerage company called “Bernabé Ibargüen y Compañía”. He was appointed the first managerLa Patria, México, 9 January 1898and resigned on 15 November 1901El Correo Español, 16 November 1901.

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José María Pardo was contador when the bank opened in March 1898La Patria, México, 3 March 1898 and took over as manager in November 1901El Correo Español, 16 November 1901; AGN, SC224 Antiguos Bancos de Emisión, caja 295, libro [ ], p. 2. sig Pardo

Interventor

José Mirón y Mosquera was a shareholder in the oldest casa comercial in Veracruz, Viya Hermanos Sucesores, originally founded in 1779.

He was appointed interventor on 5 January 1897CEHM, Fondo CDLIV Colección José Y. Limantour, 1a. 1883, carpeta 35, legajo 9320.

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Consejero

Esteban J. Pous sig Consejero 1

A ZaldoAnselmo Román Zaldo was born in Pradoluengo, Burgos, Spain on 21 April 1863, and emigrated to Mexico to work in Zaldo Hermanos y Cía, the firm founded by his uncle, Bruno Zaldo y RiveraThis was founded around 1867 by Bruno who had come to Veracruz a few years earlier and set himself up as a general merchant and was later joined by his brothers. At the end of the 1870s Antonio Basagoiti founded the private bank Basagoiti-Zaldo with the Zaldos in Mexico City, located at calle de Capuchinas 2½. There is no further information on this bank but in the Directorio de Veracruz of 1880 Zaldos Hermanos appear as bankers, located at Salinas 10. The bank is mentioned in various Zaldo Hermanos adverts up to 1900.

In addition to being a shareholder and manager of Zaldo Hermanos y Compañía and a founding shareholder and president of the Banco Mercantil de Veracruz, he was a director of the Banco Hispano Americano, director of the Tabacalera Mexicana, S. A.La Tabacalera Mexicana was established in 1899 as Basagoiti, Zaldo y Compañía, to set up a cigarette factory. Zaldo Hermanos y Compañía had 25% of the stock (Antonio Basagoiti had another 25%). It was reorganised in 1907 as La Tabacelera Mexicana S. A. and vice-president of the Círculo Español Mercantil of Veracruz.

For his efforts in raising funds for Spain in the Cuban war of independence Anselmo was awarded the Cruz del Mérito Naval and the Collar de la Real Distinguida Orden de Carlos III and Comendador de la Real Orden de Isabel la Católicainformation on the Zaldo family from Rafael Zaldo Hernández, Indianos Ilustres: Familia Zaldo, México, 2013.

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Ramón Marure sig Marure
Ricardo Zaldo sig R Zaldo
Andrés Armando Deschamps’ company was A. Deschamps y Cía, trading as La Norma. sig Deschamps
Federico Gutiérrez y Pico sig Gutierrez
Pedro Gonzalez sig Gonzalez
Victoriano Llorente sig Llorente
Antonio García de Presno sig de Presno

Adrian Carranza was from Calleja y Hnos. Cía, a firm founded in 1858.

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Laureano Alvarez sig Alvarez
Jacinto Villacieros Benito sig Benito
Carlos Muñoz sig Carlos
Alfredo Sierra sig Consejero s
Erwin Speckter sig Consejero y

Dionisio Román Zaldo was Anselmo’s brother. He was born in Pradoluengo, Burgos, Spain on 21 May 1878.

As well as being a director of the Banco Mercantil de Veracruz, he was president of the Banco de Tabasco, S. A., a shareholder and manager of Zaldo Hermanos y Compañía, director of the Tabacalera Mexicana, S. A. and of the Compañía Petrolera Cuauhtémoc, S. A. and president of the Iberia football team. He was president of the Círculo Español Mercantil of Veracruz in 1913 – 1914.

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Antonio Palomo sig Palomer
Anselmo Villacieros Benito sig Villacienos