1900 C. Berthel, Wholesale, Export and Import Druggist Shanghai - Moganshan Letter Signed
(China - Business History - Chemicals - Shanghai - C. Berthel)

Shanghai China: Not Published, 1900. F A handwritten 'conversation' with back-and-forth communications, using two sides of one sheet, written in German; on illustrated letterhead; the company listed as established in 1893; the First China Chemical Works of the Berthel firm found at 12, Robison Road in Shanghai and the offices at 7 Honan Road; with the telephone contacts used by the Berthel group; letterhead sheet printed green with black type; front side with about 10 lines of handwritten information, continuing on the reverse with another four lines and signed Isabella Berthel c/o Mr. Felgate's Boarding House Mokanshan (present-day Moganshan) with the letterhead "Shanghai" crossed out by hand, on 13/7/1900; online information describes the area as "...Known for its cool temperatures during the region's scorching summers, it has long been the playground of the Shanghai elite. Moganshan retains a country lifestyle with a mix of local inns and old villas built early in the 20th century..."; C. Berthel inscribed a reply on the back and I. Berthel back again with another note; approx. 9 7/8" x 11" paper size; old fold lines, a little edge-wear; in very good condition; interesting Shanghai China business history & social history ephemera; the "Directory and Chronicle for China Japan..." 1912 describes the Berthel concern as "Manufacturer Disinfecting Fluids, Pharmaceutical Preparations, Compressed Tablets and Chinese Patent Medicines." Very Good Paperback (Item ID: 23864)

$150.00

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