1863 Port of Philadelphia Manuscript Bill of Lading Entry of Merchandise Customs Duties for the Ship Oswingo (with) Attached Liverpool Shipping Document
(Americana - 19th Century - Civil War - Shipping - Customs Duties)

Philadelphia, PA: Not Published, 1863. F Bill of lading & Entry of Merchandise form, completed in manuscript. Dated 12 June 1863 for the Ship Oswingo, Henry Card, master, sailing from Liverpool England. The goods were imported by S. Baldwin & Co, who brought in 10 frames, five thousand single sheets of sheathing felt, listed in the packages and contents section of the form. The quantities are calculated for customs duties, with various corrections and signed by the agents in charge, in manuscript. The reverse with the District and Port of Philadelphia bill of lading affirmation printed information, filled-in by the agent John H. Irwin and the owners of the goods, Messrs. D. Anderson of Belfast and affirmed by the Dep. Collector of the port. Form with a small woodcut sailing ship at upper left corner, printed and sold by John C. Clark & Son 230 Dock Street, Philadelphia. Approx. 22" x 16 3/4" overall size; old fold lines, little nicks to the paper edges, edge-soiling; in very good condition. (with) An attached shipping document from the shipper, Roxburgh & Crighton of Liverpool, confirming and listing the contents of the goods sent, dated and signed. Approx. 5 " x 10 " size; printed on blue paper, with the information filled-in in ink and with the (faint) imprint of a blindstamped seal and manuscript attestations and signatures on the back. Attached to the top left corner of the entry document with a reinforced circular metal grommet. Some edgewear and fold lines, in very good condition. Interesting American Civil War era maritime business, shipping & customs imports history ephemera. Very Good Paperback (Item ID: 24814)


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