Bill of Lading, 1782

Scope and Content

Printed bill of lading completed in manuscript for the ship Sprightly Packett , 19 Oct 1782, at Bristol and bound for Cork with eight hogsheads of dye goods.

Administrative / Biographical History

A bill of lading is a document which is issued by the transportation carrier to the shipper acknowledging that they have received the shipment of goods and that they have been placed on board a particular vessel which is bound for a particular destination and states the terms in which these goods received are to be carried.


Single item.

Access Information

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Acquisition Information

Bought from Jabez Elliott in 1965.

Other Finding Aids

Collection level description.

Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements

5¼" x 9¾"

Archivist's Note

Compiled by sarah Aitchison as part of the RSLP AIM25 Project.

Conditions Governing Use

Copies may be made, subject to the condition of the original. Copying must be undertaken by the Palaeography Room staff, who will need a minimum of 24 hours to process requests.

Related Material

The University of London holds other bills of lading at MSS 464 and 466.