Message (13 June 2011)
[History Data Desk is no longer available on Comcast servers. It has now been switched to StartLogic servers and can only be accessed through this page. Please reset your bookmarks accordingly.
Two other historical projects of mine - The Comstock and To Rule Oneself - that used to share this space have their own websites and except for links shown below their contents have been removed from herein.
The On-Line Bibliography that was a part of History Data Desk has been retained and can be accessed at the bottom of this page, although it has not been updated for several years and will not be in the future.
Since I have officially retired from doing any more history, all history pages will be maintained but not updated. Thank you.]
Owner of the site: Richard L. Garner, PhD, retired.
Statement of Purpose: Scroll down for access to colonial Latin American datasets, including treasury accounts from cajas reales, to on-line essays analyzing mining statistics, bullion exports and commodity prices, to other publications, some can be downloaded, and to the on-line bibliography.
Data Files: Colonial Latin American datasets on commodity prices, mineral production, agricultural tithes, commercial exchange and royal finances.
Caja Page: Royal treasury accounts from more than 70 cajas in the Spanish colonial Viceroyalties of Mexico and Peru, compiled by John TePaske, Herbert Klein et al. plus the TePaske Page with access to gold and silver series compiled by Tepaske.
Publications, In Print and On-Line: PDF files of printed publications and recently completed on-line essays.
Format: Essays are written in Microsoft Word and converted to pdf files that require Acrobat Reader, and datasets are formatted in Microsoft Excel, except for Caja files, the majority of which are text ("tab delimited") files that can be converted to other programs and a few of which are Microsoft Excel files. To download click on the underlined file title.
Email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information about Richard Garner, go to www.insidemydesk.com
Copyright © 2007, Richard L. Garner. Website designed by Psycho Kitty Media.
Drawings by Pete Sickman-Garner. Many thanks to Jon Swaby, Georgia Tech, for technical assistance. Last updated May 2007.