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Huth (Frederick) correspondence
Mss 378  
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Description
The bulk of this collection consists of correspondence between Frederick (Fred) Huth, a German-born merchant and banker residing in London, and his business partners in various cities throughout Europe. The letters go back as far as 1828, with 1850 being the latest date.
Background
Frederick (Fred) Huth (1777-1864) was born Johann Friedrich Andreas Huth in the state of Niedersachsen in Northwestern Germany. His father worked as a tailor. At age 14, Frederick Huth became an apprentice at a Spanish merchant house in Hamburg. Beginning in 1797, he spent several years living in Spain and South America, and married his Spanish wife, Manuela Felipa Lorenza Mayfren, in 1806. The couple had eleven children. In 1809, after moving to London, Huth established the company Frederick Huth and Co., which at first functioned as an import and export business and later developed into a bank. Ten years later, Huth became a British citizen. Beyond his role as a banker and merchant, he also worked for the Spanish queen and Spanish government. Huth died in London in 1864.
Extent
0.21 linear feet (1 half document box)
Restrictions
Copyright has not been assigned to the Department of Special Research Collections, UCSB. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of Special Research Collections. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Department of Special Research Collections as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which also must be obtained.
Availability
The collection is open for research.