Doroteo Vincent Elordieta Papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: BAQ035

Scope and Contents

BSQAP 0087 1996

-Photocopies of an inquiry from Vicente Elorrieta to the Center for Basque Studies, and the Center’s response

-Photocopies about the Basque presence in Canada

-Two videos: images taken from an exposition in a Canadian museum, mentioning Basques.

-Photos: about the contents of the videos

BSQAP 0088 1991-1993

-Correspondence of Vicente Elordieta with the Basque Studies Program

-Copy of the register book of the travel agency that Prudencio Clemencot had in Liverpool: information about Basque immigrants going to America (1899-1906)

-Aulestia, Gorka. Basque English Dictionary. Reno: University of Nevada Press.


  • 1996-


Collection is open for research. Materials must be used on-site.

Biographical / Historical

Doroteo Vicent Elordieta is the grandchild of Prudencio Clemençot Yturburu and Ignacia Ansuategui Rentería. His grandparents were from Elantxobe. In Liverpool, they owned a Basque hostel at 41 Hurst Street. Prudencio Clemençot also worked for the White Star Line company as an agent. With the help of his wife, they started to arrange transoceanic travel for Basques. Many of the Basques who traveled to America through Liverpool made a stop at the Clemençot hostel. Prudencio and Ignacia recorded the names, origins and destinations of the Basques traveling to America who stayed at their hotel.

Prudencio Clemençot and Ignacia Ansuategui had a daughter, Saturnina Clemençot (born in Liverpool in 1982 and died in Formby in 1981). Saturnina married Doroteo Vicente Elordieta in 1908. Doroteo Vicente Elordieta was born in 1883 in Gautegiz Arteaga (Bizkaia). He worked for the Larrinaga line. He was lost at sea when the boat he was working on, the SS Esperanza de Larrinaga, sank in 1921. Saturnina and Doroteo had a son, Vicente Doroteo Elordieta y Clemençot (1910-2004). Vicente worked as a seaman and later immigrated to Canada. He corresponded with Jeronima Echeverria and William A. Douglass, to whom he related the history of his grandparents’ hostel.


ECHEVERRIA, Jeronima (1999). Home away from home: a history of Basque boardinghouses. Reno: University of Nevada Press.

THE UNIVERSITY OF WARWICK. Wedding of Saturnina Clemençot and Doroteo Vicente Elordieta, Liverpool, 14 June 1908. In: The Hispanic Liverpool Community Collection [Online]

SAN SEBASTIÁN, Koldo. Los Vascos de Liverpool. In: Euskonews [Online]


0.75 Cubic Feet (2 boxes)

Language of Materials



Correspondence, photocopies about Basque presence in Canada, copy of a register book from a travel agency, two videos, information about Basque immigrants going to America and a Basque-English dictionary made by Aulestia.

A guide to the papers of Doroteo Vincent Elordieta
Irati Urkitza Ansoleaga
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Repository Details

Part of the University of Nevada, Reno. Jon Bilbao Basque Library Repository

1664 N. Virginia St.
Reno Nevada 89557-0322 USA
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