Printed bill of lading, 1799, completed in manuscript for the schooner Pearl bound for Demerara (British Guiana) from Stonington, Connecticut, USA. Cargo includes mess beef and pork, prime beef and pork, mutton, bass, codfish, mackerel, horses, mules and cattle.
Bill of Lading, 1799
- This material is held at
- ReferenceGB 96 MS 466
- Dates of Creation1799
- Name of Creator
- Language of MaterialEnglish
- Physical DescriptionSingle sheet
Scope and Content
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.
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Bought from Tram Combs in 1957. Shelved with MS.464.
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Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements
7¾" x 9¼"
Compiled by Sarah Aitchison as part of the RSLP AIM25 Project.
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