The Ministry of Agriculture and Commerce was founded in 1913. The documents in this collection cover 1900-48. A relatively large collection, the holdings are predominantly records of mining and water conservancy. Mining records include licenses and geological surveys; water conservancy records include documents on Huai River conservancy and provincial-level projects.
For further information, please see: William C. Kirby et al., eds., State and Economy in Republican China: A Handbook for Scholars, vol. 1 (Cambridge and London: Harvard University Asia Center and Harvard University Pres, 2000), 143-152.