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Hartshorne, William (1742-1816)

Hugh Hartshorne bill of lading

1765 April 6


Descriptive Summary

Identification: MSS 099, F877


Creator: Hartshorne, William (1742-1816)


Title: Hugh Hartshorne bill of lading


Inclusive Dates: 1765 April 6


Extent: 1 item (1 p.)


Abstract: This bill of lading was issued for 139 barrels of flour to be shipped from Philadelphia merchant Hugh Hartshorne to his son William Hartshorne at William Hartshorne & Company in Antigua. The flour was shipped aboard the Brigantine Tryal.


Language: Materials entirely in English.



Citation

MSS 099, F877, Hugh Hartshorne bill of lading, Special Collections, University of Delaware Library, Newark, Delaware.

Shelving Summary

Box 61, F877: Shelved in SPEC MSS 0099

Location

Special Collections Department, University of Delaware Library / Newark, Delaware 19717-5267 / Phone: 302-831-2229 / Fax: 302-831-6003 / URL: http://www.lib.udel.edu/ud/spec/

Source

Purchase, September 2010.

Processing

Processed and encoded by Anita Wellner, October 2010.


The collection is open for research.

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Biographical Notes

Hugh Hartshorne (b. 1719) was a Philadelphia merchant.

Hugh Hartshorne's son, William Hartshorne (1742-1816), began a business in Antigua in 1761. The shipment of flour noted in this bill of lading was destined for his business. Between 1773 and 1775 William Hartshorne moved to a plantation near Alexandria, Virginia, where he was a friend and business associate of George Washington.

James Adams (1725?-1792), whose imprint is on this bill of lading, was Delaware's first printer. Prior to moving his business to Wilmington, Delaware, in 1761, Adams worked in the Philadelphia printing house of Franklin and Hall.

Sources:

Hartshorne Family Papers, The Monmouth County Historical Association. http://www.monmouthhistory.org (accessed October 2010).

Delaware: a guide to the First State. Compiled and written by the Federal Writers' Project of the Works Progress Administration of the State of Delaware. New York: The Viking Press, 1938. Pages 134-135.


Scope and Content Note

This bill of lading was issued for 139 barrels of flour to be shipped from Philadelphia merchant Hugh Hartshorne to his son William Hartshorne at William Hartshorne & Company in Antigua. The flour was shipped aboard the Brigantine Tryal .Charles West, who was the master of the Brig Tryal , issued the bill of lading on April 6, 1765, as the ship was anchored in the Delaware River.The bill of lading was printed in 1761 by James Adams at Fifth Street in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The paper is handmade with chain lines and the text of the document is embellished with a printed initial block of an "S" over a sailing ship.


Selected Search Terms

Personal Names
West, Charles.
Hartshorne, Hugh (b. 1719)
Hartshorne, William (1742-1816)
Adams, James, 1724?-1792.
Corporate Names
Tryal (Brigantine)
Topical Terms
Shipping--18th century.
Geographic Names
Philadelphia (Pennsylvania)--Commerce--18th century.
Antigua--Commerce--18th century.
Form/Genre Terms
Bills of lading.
Occupation
Merchants--18th century--Sources.
Personal Contributors
Hartshorne, Hugh (b. 1719)

Related Materials in this Repository

This item forms part of MSS 099 Miscellaneous Literary and Historical Manuscripts.


Detailed Contents List

Hugh Hartshorne bill of lading, 1765 April 6   [Box 61 F877]