1862 Port of Philadelphia Manuscript & Printed Bill of Lading Entry of Merchandise Customs Duties for the Ship Florence Chipman from Liverpool, Captain Burns, Master for a Cargo of Soda Ash Imported By S. & W. Welsh with Additional Export Document Affixed
(Americana - 19th Century - Civil War - Shipping - Customs Duties)

Philadelphia, PA: Not Published, 1862. F Bill of lading & Entry of Merchandise form, completed in manuscript. Dated 18th April, 1862 for the Ship Florence Chipman; Burns, master; sailing from Liverpool; bringing in a cargo of soda ash. The goods were imported by S. & W. Welsh 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 ships-at-sea scene at upper left corner, printed and sold by Chandler Printer No. 306 & 308 Chestnut St. 3rd Story. (with) An attached manuscript & printed export document from England for these materials, secured by a metal grommet at top left corner. The larger document approx. 11" x 17" size; old fold lines, little nicks, closed edge-tears to the paper edges, edge-soiling; overall, in very good condition. American Civil War era maritime trade business, shipping & customs imports history ephemera. Our research indicates that the Florence Chipman also saw service as an immigrant ship; the Cardiff and Merthyr Guardian news of 29 February 1868 noted "The Brazilian Government on Saturday shipped about 350 emigrants, male and female, on board the ship Florence Chipman, Captain Jones, for Rio Janeiro." (from the ISTG database) Very Good Paperback (Item ID: 25430)


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