• Call Number: C0074_c0053
    Container: Box 4

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: 1808-1809.

Located In: Box 4;

Extent: 1 item

Languages: Spanish or Castilian.

Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research.


One leather-bound book.

Letter book recording outgoing correspondence for the period between January 27, 1808 and January 25, 1809. This copybook was kept by Gabriel de Iturbe e Iraeta, patriarch and head of the Iturbe's commercial enterprise from 1797-1812. A section of leaves containing letters written between June 16 and July 23 1808 is missing from the copybook.

Virtually all of the correspondence addresses commercial and business matters, and reflects the wide range of the Iturbe family's business interests and activities. Among the numerous recipients of the letters figure prominent merchants, miners, landowners and government officials from Mexico and other parts of the Spanish colonies as well as Spain. Many of the letters, however, discuss as well as a variety of personal or family-related matters.

Preferred Citation

Letter book; 1808-1809; Iturbe e Iraeta Papers, Box 4; Manuscripts Division, Department of Rare Books and Special Collections, Princeton University Library.

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