Published online by Cambridge University Press: 13 January 2020
The censuses for Puerto Rico from 1899 through the special census of 1935 conducted by the PRRA each contain data on land tenure, although there are problems tracing changes through time that revolve around the manner in which data were collected. The raw data files for these agricultural censuses have never been discovered, and the only data available in each census are summary statistics on tenure categories. These tenure categories changed to some extent. For 1899, there are only tenure data for cultivated cuerdas and not for the full extension of farms.