R.G. Fay Day Book
On February 14, 1903, R. G. Fay, a gunpowder expert from the United States sailed for Cartagena, Colombia aboard the Allegheny, a steamer that belonged to Hamburg Amerika Linie. Fay described the ship as a "fruit boat". All along his trip to South America and back, he wrote a journal. He also took numerous photographs at the places he visited. Both the journal and many of the pictures he took have survived in very good conditions. He stayed for several weeks in Cartagena, and he also visited Puerto Colombia and the islands of Saint Andrew and Providence. His journal may be of great interest to those who wish to learn about Colombia in 1903. For this reason, Banco de la República has decided to publish a digital facsimile of this document together with the photographs taken by its author during the trip.
This document has been translated into English for informational purposes. Upon any query regarding its interpretation or enforceability, the Spanish version shall be deemed official, and will prevail over the English version.
Este documento ha sido traducido al inglés para fines informativos. En caso de cualquier duda sobre su interpretación y aplicación, se entenderá que la versión en español es la versión oficial y prevalecerá sobre aquella escrita en inglés.
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