Melbourne, Australia: 1883 - 1888. From the wool collection of W.G. Markham of Avon, N.Y., an important importer, exporter and breeder of sheep in the United States. The archive includes four auction catalogues from August & September 1883; Goldsbrough's Monthly Circular for February 20, 1878 (the folio size); 13 wool samples in pictorial envelopes from the Columbia Cream Separator Co, Avon, NY marked with the weight, age of ram/ewe and "M&P" or "Split Ear", etc.; some samples within an envelope the Government Technological Museum, Sydney.
The auction catalogues include:
Catalogue of Pure Merino and Lincoln Sheep 26th August 1886 by Fisken, Gibson & Co, Melbourne, M'Carron, Bird & Co., 8vo, 66pp, with period price notes;
Catalogue of Exhibits Entered for the Corowa Pastoral, Agricultural and Horticultural Society's Show... 8th & 9th August, 1888. Albury, Adams, Cooper and Adams 1889, 8vo, 20pp, pink printed wrappers a bit ruffled;
Catalogue of Pure Merino Rams and Pure Lincoln Rams for sale by Messrs. Powers, Rutherford and Co. on September 6, 1883, Melbourne,
Walker, May & Co; 8vo, 12pp; A.A. Piggin & Co. Corowa Show Sales.
Catalogue of Sheep, Cattle & Horses... August 9, at the New Show Ground. Corowa, James C. Leslie, 1888; 8vo, 4pp. Item #14132