Autographed Business Letter


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Place Published: New York
Date Published: 1846

Description: 1 page, 10 x 8 inches, New York City, December 8, 1846. In this letter, a salesman has booked travel for a favored client: "I have sent for you by the steam boat CHAMPION which leaves here this afternoon for New Haven (marked as you directed by Springfield railroad) with three kegs of printing ink." An interesting memento from the days when steamships were owned by the wealthy railroads who attempted to monopolize travel and trade. In this case the steamboat Champion (actually the New Champion (1846 - 1851) would leave the Port of New York and set sail up the Long Island Sound, eventually entering the Connecticut River, bound for New Haven. The passenger could choose to sail as far up as Springfield, Massachusetts or transfer for the much faster train at New Haven, all owned by Hartford & New Haven Railroads. Several folds; small chip in the left margin. Very good condition.

Signed: Y
Binding: unbound
Language: English
Type: Autographs

Book ID: 253662

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