1862 Port of Philadelphia Manuscript & Printed Bill of Lading Entry of Merchandise Customs Duties for the Ship Wyoming from Liverpool for a Cargo of Cottons & Braidings Imported By Henry Walton
(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 cottons & braidings. The goods were imported by Henry Walton 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, partially filled-in and with receipted note of duties paid on the blank panel at the bottom of the sheet. Form with a small woodcut side-wheel steamer sailing ship at upper left corner, the form printed and sold by Geo. W. Henry 208 Dock Street, Philadelphia. Approx. 11" x 17" size; old fold lines, little nicks, closed edge-tears to the paper edges, edge-soiling; overall, in very good condition. 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: 25422)

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