1862 Port of Philadelphia Manuscript & Printed Bill of Lading Entry of Merchandise Customs Duties for the Ship Wyoming from Liverpool for a Cargo of Bicarbonate Of Soda & Ash Imported By Yarnall & Trimble (with) Attached Additional Shipping Documents
(Americana - 19th Century - Civil War - Shipping - Customs Duties - Immigration)

Philadelphia, PA: Not Published, 1862. F Bill of lading & Entry of Merchandise form, completed in manuscript. Dated 24 May, 1862 for the ship Wyoming; Burton, master; sailing from Liverpool; bringing in a cargo of bicarbonate and soda ash in various casks. The goods were imported by Yarnall & Trimble 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. Approx. 11" x 16 3/4" size; old fold lines, little nicks, closed edge-tears to the paper edges, edge-soiling; overall, in good condition. (with) Two approx. 6" x 11" attached documents from the consignors sending the soda ash from Liverpool, both documents signed by the master Wm. Burton and with the details of the cargo; these additional documents are affixed at top left corner to the Entry form with a metal grommet; smaller document with old edge-stain. Interesting American Civil War era maritime trade business, shipping & customs imports history ephemera. We note that the Wyoming was also an immigrant ship; the National Archives and Records Administration, Film M425, Reel 85. Transcribed by Harry Green a member of the Immigrant Ships Transcribers Guild has a list of hundreds of passengers noted as on this voyage, along with a transcription of Wm. Burton's affidavit of the manifest. Very Good Paperback (Item ID: 25352)


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