The Snuff Tobacco Reference

Auguste Frédéric Meuron and the Meuron Snuff Concern

Auguste Frédéric Meuron (1789–1852) was a Swissman from Neuchâtel who relocated to Brasil and established a snuff tobacco manufacturing operation that would have manufactories in Bahia, Pernambuco, and Rio and was known particularly for its Rapé Area Preta product.


  1. Geographic des Welthandels. Karl Andree. Volume 2; Page 558. 1872. Digitised version
  2. Brazil and the Brazilians. Daniel Parish Kidder; James Cooley Fletcher. First Edition; Page 490. 1857. Digitised version
  3. Reisen durch Südamerika. Johann Jakob von Tschudi. Volume 1; Page 47. 1866. Digitised version