Cotton goods in Portuguese East Africa
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Published by Govt. Print. Off. in Washington .
Written in English



  • Mozambique,
  • Mozambique.


  • Cotton trade -- Mozambique.,
  • Mozambique -- Economic conditions.

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Edition Notes

At head of title: Department of Commerce and Labor. Bureau of Manufactures. A.H. Baldwin, Chief. Special agents series--no. 82.

Statementby Ralph M. Odell, commercial agent of the Department of Commerce.
ContributionsOdell, Ralph Milton, 1883-, United States. Bureau of Foreign and Domestic Commerce.
LC ClassificationsHD9887.P8 U5 1914
The Physical Object
Pagination35 p.
Number of Pages35
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL6572375M
LC Control Number14030332

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