Ordinances of the Porters’ Guild

Gremi de bastaixos, macips de ribera i carreters de mar de Barcelona collection, Ordenansas firmadas por el Rey Don Fernando VI, que Dios guarda en el anyo 1754, a fabor del Gremio de Faquines, Masips de Ribera de esta ciudad, 1748-1817, 2211.

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Fons: Gremi de bastaixos, macips de ribera i carreters de mar de Barcelona.

Registre: 2211

Títol: Ordenansas firmadas por el Rey Don Fernando VI, que Dios guarda en el anyo 1754, a fabor del Gremio de Faquines, Masips de Ribera de esta ciudad.

Data de l’objecte: 1748 - 1817

Tècnica i material: ink on paper and parchment

Documents

Porters were professionals who used their strength to carry merchandise around Barcelona. The book of ordinances of their guild contains a series of provisions that regulate the operation and the organization of the guild: “Ordinances signed by King Ferdinand VI, God save him, in the year 1754, in favour of the Guild of Faquins and Macips de Ribera of this City”; “Royal decree given by his majesty in 1804, for the foundlings of the Holy Hospital”; “Ordinances from May 25th, 1748 regarding the terms of access to the Porters’ guild by the sons of guild members”; “Ordinances from November 11th, 1754, regarding hiring workers to drive carts, the admission of new members and working conditions.”