• Call Number: C0074_c0004
    Container: Box 1 Folder 3

Ledger book

1 item

This collection is stored at Firestone Library.

Requests will be delivered to Manuscripts Division, RBSC Reading Room .

Collection Creator: Iturbe e Iraeta family..

Dates: 1801 March 2 - 1803 March 24.

Located In: Box 1 Folder 3;

Extent: 1 item

Languages: Spanish or Castilian.

Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research.

Description

Ledger book kept by Gabriel de Iturbe e Iraeta in Mexico between March 2, 1801 and March 24, 1803. The running account contained within would seem to be a principal and central record of Gabriel de Iturbe e Iraeta's general commercial and business affairs during this period. A wide variety of business interests and activities are represented (for example, trade, mining, income from landholdings, the "bill of payment" system), the majority of them pursued within the sphere of the colonial market. However, expenditures for personal and household items and for municipal or community organizations are also recorded, providing an additional perspective on the family's activities. Entries in the ledger suggest the existence of complementary account books for specific areas of the family's business interests. (Bound in leather.)

Preferred Citation

Ledger book; 1801 March 2 - 1803 March 24; Iturbe e Iraeta Papers, Box 1 Folder 3; Manuscripts Division, Department of Rare Books and Special Collections, Princeton University Library.


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