Iturbe e Iraeta Papers
Permanent URL: http://arks.princeton.edu/ark:/88435/gt54kn093
- Iturbe e Iraeta family.
- Title and dates:
- Iturbe e Iraeta Papers
- bulk 1781-1845
- Consists of records of three successive generations of the Iturbe e Iraeta, a prominent, Mexican merchant family of Basque origin, active in Mexican colonial and interregional trade from the 1760s to the 1840s.
- 3.4 linear feet
- 10 boxes
- Call number:
- Princeton University. Library. Dept. of Rare Books
and Special Collections
Princeton, New Jersey 08544 USA
- Language(s) of materials:
- Spanish or Castilian
- Storage note:
- This collection is stored onsite at Firestone Library.
The Iturbe e Iraeta family was a prominent Mexican merchant family of Basque origin that was active in Mexican colonial and interregional trade from the 1760s to the 1840s.
The collection consists of records of three successive generations of the Iturbe e Iraeta. Comprised of ledgers, letter books, collected incoming correspondence, commercial and hacienda accounts, and some personal papers (some of it on microfilm), the collection documents the family's Mexico-based mercantile trade activities (in cochineal, cocoa, sugar, etc.) and landed wealth during an important period of economic growth and political change. Included are letters to and from a variety of noted Mexican government and church officials, as well as prominent colonial merchants, miners, and nobility.
Access and Use
The collection is open for research.
Restrictions on Use and Copyright Information
Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. Permission to publish material from the collection must be requested from the Associate University Librarian for Rare Books and Special Collections.
Acquisition and Appraisal
Provenance and Acquisition
The collection was purchased in 1980.
Material that fills the collection's chronological gaps is held by theUniversidad Iberoamericana inMexico City, Mexico.
Processing and Other Information
This collection was processed by Emily Garcia in the fall of 2008. Finding aid written by Emily Garcia in the fall of 2008.
Descriptive Rules Used
Finding aid content adheres to that prescribed by Describing Archives: A Content Standard.
Machine-readable finding aid encoded in EAD 2002 created from MARC record via MarcEdit and XSL stylesheets in 2009.
Language(s) of this Finding Aid
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); (Collection Title), Box and Folder Number; Department of Rare Books and Special Collections, Princeton University Library.
- Basques -- Mexico -- History -- Sources.
- Cochineal -- Mexico.
- Cocoa -- Mexico.
- Indigo -- Mexico.
- Mineral industries -- Mexico -- History -- Sources.
- Sugar trade -- Mexico.
- Mexico -- Church history -- Sources.
- Mexico -- History -- Spanish colony, 1540-1810 -- Sources.
- Mexico -- History -- 1821-1861 -- Sources.
- Mexico -- History -- Wars of Independence, 1810-1821 -- Sources.
- Mexico -- Politics and government.
- Mexico -- Social conditions.
- Mexico City (Mexico) -- History -- Sources.
- Account books -- Mexico.
- Commercial correspondence, Mexican.
- Commercial correspondence, Spanish.
- Ledgers -- Mexico.
- Merchants -- Mexico -- 18th century.
- Merchants -- Mexico -- 19th century.
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