1864 Port of Philadelphia Manuscript & Printed Bill of Lading Entry of Merchandise Customs Duties for the Bark Princess Alexandra, from Rio De Janeiro for a Cargo of Coffee Imported By John Mason Co.
(Americana - 19th Century - Civil War - Shipping - Customs Duties)

Philadelphia, PA: Not Published, 1864. F Bill of lading & Entry of Merchandise form, completed in manuscript. Dated March, 1864 for the Bark Princess Alexandra; sailing from Rio de Janeiro; bringing in a cargo of 1420 bags of coffee. Also noted are 'ten dozen rosewood' although this item is lined-through; some damage to the imported coffee is also noted, 10% of the cargo. The goods were imported by John Mason & Co. and are listed in the packages and contents section of the form. The quantities are calculated for customs duties and signed by the agents in charge in manuscript. The reverse with the District and Port of Philadelphia bill of lading affirmation printed information, not filled-in and with receipted note of duties paid on the blank panel at the bottom of the sheet. Form with a small woodcut sailing ship at upper left corner, printed and sold by John C. Clark & Son 230 Dock Street, Philadelphia. The document approx. 11" x 16 3/4" size; with old fold lines, little nicks to the paper edges, edge-soiling; in good condition. Interesting American Civil War era maritime Brazil coffee trade business, shipping & customs imports history ephemera. Very Good Paperback (Item ID: 25343)


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