[London? n. p., 1851]. Folio printed on blue paper, 10.81 x 8.63 inches,  pages. Addressed in ink autograph to Messrs. Smith and Dove, Andover, Mass., with a canceled three cent stamp and a red stamp for Boston, 20 December. A few small separations along old creases, with loss of a letter or two; some light soiling and wear; in very good condition. Item #20015
“The prospects for contract business during the approaching season may be considered favorable, since the reports from the Interior, respecting the crops are, in every instance, satisfactory.” A detailed prospectus for Russian flax futures contracts (and various other export goods), with a list of goods exported from Archangel in 1851, from the merchant bankers Brandt & Sons, which had agencies in Archangel, Riga, and London. The mailing address of this copy of the circular gives some idea of the international markets of New England textile mills; Smith and Dove ran an industrial spinning mill for linen thread in Andover. Prices are quoted in Roubles and Pounds Sterling (at an exchange rate of 38d per Silver Rouble).