Nine printed bills of lading, completed in manuscript, for ships bound for Marseilles, including those for Le Décidé bound from Salonika, 1728; St Jean l'Évangéliste , from Istanbul, 1733; Le Benjamin , from Smyrna, 1763; Sainte Marie , from Port Maurice, 1765; La Fortune , from St Pierre, Martinique, 1765; La Napolitaine , from Naples, 1778; L'Aimable Marguerite , from Smyrna, 1779; S. Giovanni Battista , from Genoa, 1787 and 1788. Also includes a similar bill of lading for La Vièrge de Grace , bound from Marseilles to St Malo, 1729. Merchandise carried included raw cotton, yellow wax, fish, oil, vinegar, soap, coffee and silk.
Bills of Lading, 1728-1788
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- ReferenceGB 96 MS 464
- Dates of Creation1728-1788
- Name of Creator
- Language of MaterialFrench Italian
- Physical Description10 items
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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 Henri Bernard in 1957.
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Compiled by Sarah Aitchison as part of the RSLP AIM25 Project.
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