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Spanish Consulate in Norfolk, Virginia records

 Item — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 16307

Scope and Contents Note

The first ledger contains correspondence between the Spanish embassies in New York and Philadelphia, and its consular office in Norfolk, Va., 1797-1817. Most letters are addressed to Spanish diplomats Josef Ignacio de Viar and Carlos Martinez de Irujo. The second ledger is a bound log of shipping activity from Norfolk to Cuba and other ports, 1817-1840.

Dates

  • 1797 - 1840

Creator

Language of Materials

Spanish.

Conditions Governing Use

Ledgers are in fragile condition. Handle with care.

Historical Note

Antonio Argote Villalobos was the Spanish consul at Norfolk, VA from 1797 to 1817, and previously at Lexington, KY from 1795 to 1796. Pablo Chacon succeeded Villalobos at Norfolk, serving from 1817 to 1829, and was followed by Antonio Pomar (1822 to 1835) and Walter de Lacy (1839 to 1846).

Source: Materials within collection.

Extent

0.5 Cubic Feet (2 ledgers)

Related Materials

A larger collection of the Norfolk consulate records (1795-1846) is held by the Virginia Historical Society (Mss 3 Sp155 a).
Title
Spanish Consulate in Norfolk, Virginia records
Status
Completed
Author
Tanner Greene
Date
4 March 2019
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Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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Script of description
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Language of description note
English

Repository Details

Part of the Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library Repository

Contact:
Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library
P.O. Box 400110
University of Virginia
Charlottesville Virginia 22904-4110 United States