Common Searches

M-184: 1787 Freighting Document (Bill of Lading)

DATE: 1787

CREATOR: James Fenwrick

SCOPE: Bill of lading from 1787 for a shipment of tobacco aboard a riverboat on the Potomoc River

EXTENT: One document

ACCESS: Due to rarity and condition, access to this collection is limited. Please contact the staff in advance of your visit to coordinate access to these materials for research purposes.

When available, this collection is available for on-site use only in the Rare Book and Manuscripts Reading Room. Some of the material in Special Collection M-184 may be photocopied, digitally scanned or photographed, subject to condition. For collections marked limited access, researchers are advised to contact the library at least three business days in advance of their visit to submit a request to view the physical material.

A digital copy of this collection is available for download :

M-184: 1787 Freighting Document (Bill of Lading).(pdf)

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Preferred Citation: When citing the material from this collection, the preferred citation is: From the Special Collections of the St. Louis Mercantile Library at the University of Missouri – St. Louis.