• Call Number: C0074_c0052
    Container: Box 3

Letter 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: 1798-1801.

Located In: Box 3;

Extent: 1 item

Languages: Spanish or Castilian.

Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research.


Letter book of outgoing correspondence kept by Gabriel de Iturbe e Iraeta (patriarch and head of the Iturbe commercial enterprise from 1797-1812) during the period of May 27, 1798 to May 30, 1801. The letters address primarily business and commercial concerns, although there are numerous more personal letters to a select group of close relatives.

As the letter book reveals, Iturbe's business contacts in this period were largely with prominent individuals in Havana, in a variety of major cities in Spain, and in Manila. He pursued to a lesser extent commercial interests with individuals in Lima, Guayaquil, New Orleans and Bayonne (France). Gabriel de Iturbe's activity as a factor of the Royal Company of the Philippines is well defined by this collection of correspondence as are his friendships and business relations with a number of prominent Spanish nobles and future high officials in colonial government.

Preferred Citation

Letter book; 1798-1801; Iturbe e Iraeta Papers, Box 3; Manuscripts Division, Department of Rare Books and Special Collections, Princeton University Library.

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