Contents and Arrangement Expanded View

Collection Overview

Creator:
Iturbe e Iraeta family
Title:
Iturbe e Iraeta Papers
Repository:
Manuscripts Division
Permanent URL:
http://arks.princeton.edu/ark:/88435/gt54kn093
Dates:
1754-1878 (mostly 1781-1845)
Size:
10 boxes and 3.4 linear feet
Storage Note:
Firestone Library (mss): Box 1-10
Language:
Spanish; Castilian

Abstract

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.

Collection Description & Creator Information

Description:

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.

Collection Creator Biography:

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.

Collection History

Acquisition:

The collection was purchased in 1980 .

Appraisal

No appraisal information is available.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Emily Garcia in the fall of 2008. Finding aid written by Emily Garcia in the fall of 2008.

Access & Use

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. No further photoduplication of copies of material in the collection can be made when Princeton University Library does not own the original. Inquiries regarding publishing material from the collection should be directed to RBSC Public Services staff through the Ask Us! form. The library has no information on the status of literary rights in the collection and researchers are responsible for determining any questions of copyright.

Credit this material:

Iturbe e Iraeta Papers; Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

Permanent URL:
http://arks.princeton.edu/ark:/88435/gt54kn093
Location:
Firestone Library
One Washington Road
Princeton, NJ 08544, USA
(609) 258-3184
Storage Note:
Firestone Library (mss): Box 1-10