Item #20347 Illustrated Bill Head for Brown & Tompkin, Manufacturers & Merchants of Sheffield, England, to Messrs. Longstreth & Boldin of Philadelphia. Longstreth, Philadelphia Hardware Merchants Boldin.

Illustrated Bill Head for Brown & Tompkin, Manufacturers & Merchants of Sheffield, England, to Messrs. Longstreth & Boldin of Philadelphia.

1835. A handsomely engraved bill head dated 3rd Feby 1835 for hardware, knives, razors, inkstands, and a quantity of "cards" for shipment from Sheffield, England to Philadelphia. The firm of Longstreth & Boldin was formed by William W Longstreth (1802-1879), who apprenticed at Evans Rogers, hardware merchant, and remained there until he went into business for himself on Market Street, the firm being Longstreth and Boldin. He later became interested in the transportation of coal, and thence railroads. He was elected President of the Beaver Meadow Coal and Railroad Co. and the Lehigh Valley Railroad, which later merged. 15 3/4 x 10", decorative billhead printed in marine blue with an emblem of Britannia, casks, the unicorn, and symbols of marine power. The list of shipped goods totals 246 pounds sterling, fills the first page and half of the verso. The form is printed on lined cream paper, and the goods listed are hand-written. At the end of the document is a note "4th April 1835, Longstreth & Boldin Ship Pocahontas. Item #20347

Price: $125.00

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