Manuscript Collections
Companhia Geral da Agricultura das Vinhas do Alto Douro. Collection.

Collection Number: D-283

Extent
1 linear feet
Biography
The Companhia Geral da Agricultura das Vinhas do Alto Douro was established as a royal monopoly to regulate the manufacture and trade of port wine and to curb the encroachment of British influence on the Portuguese wine industry.
Description
Documents issued by the Companhia from 1756 to 1852, consisting of two categories: 1) Alvaras, or royal decrees, and 2) Editals, or edicts issued by the governing body of the Companhia. The documents contain technical, economic, and legal information.
Inclusive Dates
1756-1852.
Subject
Viticulture and Enology
Access
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