Empire Line for Savannah bill of lading
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Empire Line for Savannah bill of lading

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Georgia Historical Society
Creator: Empire Line for Savannah (New York, NY)
Title: Empire Line for Savannah bill of lading
Dates: 1866
Extent: 0.05 cubic feet (1 folder)
Identification: MS 0243

Biographical/Historical Note

The Empire Line for Savannah was a New York shipping firm which used the Central Rail Road of Georgia as their local agent in Savannah.


Scope and Content Note

The Empire Line for Savannah bill of lading is dated September 1, 1866 and records the shipment of one box from New York to Savannah, Georgia. The box was shipped by C.E. Hartung and Company of New York to S. S. Alderman in Mariana, Florida via Savannah on the steamship Eutaw. On the reverse side of the bill of lading are rates for the shipment of special articles from New York to Southern ports. The rates listed include those for quantities of corn, flour, oats, coffee, and rails.


Index Terms

Bills of lading.
Coastwise shipping--19th century.
Empire Line for Savannah (New York, NY)
Shipping--Rates--19th century.

Administrative Information

Custodial History

Unknown.

Preferred Citation

[item identification], Empire Line for Savannah bill of lading, MS 243, Georgia Historical Society, Savannah, Georgia.

Acquisition Information

Unknown.


Restrictions

Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.

Publication Rights

Copyright has not been assigned to the Georgia Historical Society. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Division of Library and Archives. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Georgia Historical Society as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the researcher.


Sponsorship

Encoding funded by a 2012 Documenting Democracy grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.