de Goyri, F.
XI/38/125, 2 boxes
Francisco de Goyri y Beazcoechea was NMR's agent in Havana, acting as an acceptance house, collecting and sending off specie and bullion, liaising with the governor of Cuba for obtaining money to pay off loans advanced by NMR, sending across letters and invoices to NMR to be forwarded by them to other correspondent banks such as Heine and drawing on NMR for shipments of boxes of sugar, taking orders for sugar and coffee and seeing to their despatch. De Goyri's letters discuss the sugar and coffee markets, relate to sales of lottery tickets and payments by the Treasury, and supply NMR with reports on the financial and political scene on the island, including details of slave trading in Cuba, and so on. De Goyri often acts in co-operation with Tolmé, the British Consul in Havana who was acting for NMR in a similar way and whose business Goyri appears to have been sent to inspect. After de Goyri arrived in Havana, Tolmé made over to him much of the property that he held for NMR. From 1848 letters are in Spanish, and deal summarily with the discharge and acceptance of bills.