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Foreign Mss S-4

Stoughton, Juan, 1734-1820. Juan Stoughton papers, 1794-1821: A Finding Aid

Baker Library Special Collections, Harvard Business School, Harvard University

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Descriptive Summary

Call No.: Foreign Mss S-4
Repository: Baker Library Special Collections, Harvard Business School, Harvard University
Creator: Stoughton, Juan, 1734-1820.
Title: Juan Stoughton papers
Date(s): 1794-1821
Quantity: .63 linear feet (4 volumes)
Language of materials: English
Abstract: This collection consists of two account books and two letter books kept by Juan Stoughton (1734-1820), Spanish consul to Boston, from 1794 to 1820. The account books are in Spanish and contain expenses related to running the consulate and conducting business and shipping. The letter books include copies of correspondence in Spanish, English, and French with merchants, friends, and associates regarding topics like commerce and economic conditions in Boston, customs matters, and seized Spanish ships. There is also some personal correspondence to his family, and correspondence of his wife, Anna Margaretha Langmack de Neufville Stoughton (d. 1837), after his death.

Provenance:

Gift of Charles H. Taylor.

Processing Information:

Processed: August 2016
By: Brooke McManus
Preservation and description were supported in part by the Arcadia-funded Colonial North American Project at Harvard University.

Conditions Governing Access:

This collection is open for research.
Materials stored onsite. Please contact histcollref@hbs.edu for more information.

Preferred Citation:

Juan Stoughton papers. Baker Library. Harvard Business School.

Biographical Note:

Juan Stoughton (1734-1820) was a merchant and Spanish consul to Boston from 1795 to 1820. In his capacity as a government representative, he was responsible for overseeing trade and shipping from Boston to Havana, Cuba, and assisting Spanish merchants recover seized ships and cargo.

Scope and Content Note:

This collection consists of two account books and two letter books kept by Juan Stoughton (1734-1820), Spanish consul to Boston, from 1794 to 1820. The account books are in Spanish and contain expenses related to running the consulate and conducting business and shipping. The letter books include copies of correspondence in Spanish, English, and French with merchants, friends, and associates regarding topics like commerce and economic conditions in Boston, customs matters, and seized Spanish ships. There is also some personal correspondence to his family, and correspondence of his wife, Anna Margaretha Langmack de Neufville Stoughton (d. 1837), after his death.
The letter books were likely transcribed by his assistant or secretary. Correspondents include Valentin de Foronda (1751-1821), the Spanish consul in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and Luis de Onís (1762-1827), Spanish minister plentipotentiary to the United States, in addition to merchants in American ports, Havana, Cuba, and Cadiz, Spain.

Container List

Additional Index Terms

Diplomatic and consular service, Spanish -- United States.
Diplomats.
Foreign economic relations -- Spain -- 19th century.
Foreign economic relations -- United States -- 19th century.
Foreign trade regulation -- Spain -- 19th century.
Foreign trade regulation -- United States -- 19th century.
Privateering -- 19th century.
Seizure of vessels and cargoes -- 19th century.
Shipping -- 19th century.
Boston (Mass.) -- Commerce.
Spain -- History -- 19th century.
Spain -- Officials and employees -- United States.
United States -- History -- War of 1812.
Account books.
Daybooks.
Letter books.
Foronda, Valentín de, 1751-1821.
Monroe, James, 1758-1831.
Onís, Luis de, 1762-1827.
Stoughton, Anna Margaretha Langmack de Neufville, -1837.
Stoughton, Juan, 1734-1820.
Stoughton, Thomas, 1748 or 1749-1826.
Viar, José Ignacio de, active 1790.

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