Chronology of the colonial goods - 3

Nov 2019
For the first time the sapling of a cinchona tree was exported from the South America to Java in 1852.
The second batch of saplings was exported in 1865. It was also the beginning.
The epoch date is 1852.

In 1839 it was possible to create the real rubber.
In 1864, with delay in 25 years, “the rubber fever” began in the Jesuit city of Iquitos.
Only in 1876 hevea seeds were stolen at last, exported, and in 1889 mature saplings of rubber-bearing plants were offered to the farmers of Malaysia
The epoch date is 1864 – the year of the beginning of "the rubber fever”.

Quite innocent tea forms a basis for added psychoactive stuff, the same as tobacco for opium. The assimilated better with a basic stuff.

1834 Java. The first tea plantation
1834-1835 England. The tea-plant breeding committee in India was created
1836 India. The first batch of Assam tea occurred in the markets of Calcutta
1838 England, India. A small batch of the Indian tea was sent to England
1838 France. Several thousand tea-plants were planted in the south of the country
1839 India. Tea plantations in Bengal are laid out
1840 England. Duchess of Bedford, brought into fashion evening tea drinking
1897 England. The new tradition - a morning lunch with tea - was introduced

The epoch date is 1834.

They write that hashish was imported into Europe by Napoleon - after the Egyptian campaign, however for the first time Paris tried to eat hashish (nobody did not smoke, and did not know what it was at that time) in the Club des Hashischins only in 1843. Hashish got into hands of physicians a bit earlier - in 1840-1841. In Greece marihuana was started to grow in 1875. It brings under question a great amount of medieval and antique evidences, however, actually, it is easy to understand: in 1840-1843 hashish got into free sale, became accessible to everyone, and before that it circulated in a quite narrow circle of hospitals and drugstores.
The epoch date is 1843.

There are a lot of events, therefore we take only concerning business.
In 1813 the development of coffee plantations began in Brazil
In 1814 Jamaica manufactured 34 million pounds of coffee
In 1815 coffee was mentioned on Sumatra
In 1817 coffee was planted on Hawaii
In 1820 Cuba exported 10 thousand tons of coffee
In 1820 they started to drink coffee in Scandinavia
In 1825 the British laid out coffee plantations on Ceylon Island
In 1829 they started to grow coffee in Mysore (India)
In 1834 coffee became the basic culture of Brazil
In 1834 there appeared the first coffee plantations in El Salvador
In 1844 there appeared the first coffee plantations in Nicaragua
In 1854 coffee plantations were laid out in Guatemala

A sequence is quite logical. We could not find sufficient evidences until 1813. They write that coffee was grown in Cuba, in Mexico, in Santo-Domingo in 1790, however, there are no reasons that the others countries (in particular, Brazil) lagged behind for so many years.
The epoch date is 1813.

The Peruvian cotton is a long-fiber type, that is why it is suitable for weaving. In 1793 Louisiana manufactured the first 90 pounds of cotton. It is important, because sugarcane was introduced even later in Louisiana, by 1831. It makes slaves import to be entirely devoid of sense. There was still no work for slaves there. The history changes a little again.

1817 - Cotton boom started in Alabama and Mississipi
1817 - Peruvian cotton was delivered to Egypt
1820 - 82 % of fabrics were made of hemp
1820 - cotton-cleaning technology pressed hemp industry
1828 - Cotton association propagated cotton seeds
1828 - Peruvian cotton was delivered to India (Berar)
1830 - Peruvian cotton was planted by the Alsatians in Algeria
1840 - Peruvian cotton is planted by the Alsatians in Texas
1880 - the first sowings of cotton appeared in the south of Russia

The first cotton stock exchange was opened in the USA in 1870.

We would appoint the epoch date as 1828, it is the time of active distribution of seeds.

1810 – the first silk factory in America
1829 - silkworm worms were delivered to Bengal from Italy
The epoch date is 1810.

Now we will result the complete list of the epoch dates. It is also the period when the colonies began to work on mother countries.

1794. Snuff was taxed
1810. The first silk factory in America appeared
1813. The development of coffee plantations in Brazil started
1817. Potato hunger in Ireland started
1822. The first box with chewing tobacco
1828. Corn import to England was resolved
1828. Active distribution of Peruvian cotton seeds started
1828. Sample planting of tobacco in the Crimea appeared
1829. The first sugarcane planting in India appeared
1830. Mate plantations in Paraguay were ready to export
1834. Tea-plant Distribution Committee in India
1834. Cocoa was for the first time imported into Sri Lanka
1841. Vanilla began to fructify on Reunion
1842. Sunflower-seed oil was received
1843. Hashish in Paris was on free sale
1844. The first cigar brands were created in Cuba
1852. Export of the cinchona tree saplings from China
1858. The factory of pipe tobacco was built by Robert Morris and his son
1863. Naturalization of coca as coca, instead of tea or tobacco
1864. The beginning of "the rubber fever”
1876. The output of ketchup "Heinz" began

There are two reasons for so the late period:
1. There appeared a steam power-saw bench, and a vessel sewed from boards of machine quality, cost several times cheaper, and was longer in use.
2. There was a violent concentration of the capital, and the great capital was equal to the task to solve those problems - for the first time.

There is a clear gap of about 250 years between the epoch of the America discovery and the epoch of the Jesuits order liquidation. The colonial plants were discovered in the first epoch, and the European science was acquainted with them routinely in the second. Acclimatisation of cultures happened even later – in the 1820s. This third epoch was also an epoch of growing requirement for workforce in the colonies. Until that period there was absolutely no need in manpower from Africa and Europe in the colonies.


Forum Staff
Oct 2011
Italy, Lago Maggiore
I'm not sure to grasp your point. Anyway, from a technical perspective: are you applying something similar to Montecarlo model to this or what?


Ad Honorem
May 2016
Until that period there was absolutely no need in manpower from Africa and Europe in the colonies.
I didn't saw any mention to one of the most relevant cultures: the sugar cane. One of the first to be implemented.

Since this theme is divided in 3 threads, I may have missed it.


Forum Staff
Oct 2011
Italy, Lago Maggiore

you have been excluded from some of your threads, simply because they are about the same argument: keep your posts about the same argument in one thread. Thanks.


Ad Honorem
May 2016
This text is more than 10 thousand characters
You always have the option of post one more time. After all you are posting several times in this thread.

I didn't saw any mention to one of the most relevant cultures: the sugar cane. One of the first to be implemented.

Since this theme is divided in 3 threads, I may have missed it.
Correcting myself, I noted that the second thread mentions it. Not sure where should I answer.

Anyway, all you dates there are from the 19th century. But the development of the Sugar Cane in America begun in the 16th, with the consequent need of labour. In this case, slave labour.