Archangel, 24th October / 5th November 1851. The winter has already set in vigorously . . . [caption title, printed circular with integral stamped cover, on trade contracts from Archangel, Russia and prospects for 1852]. RUSSIA TRADE, William Brandt, Sons.

Archangel, 24th October / 5th November 1851. The winter has already set in vigorously . . . [caption title, printed circular with integral stamped cover, on trade contracts from Archangel, Russia and prospects for 1852].

[London? n. p., 1851]. Folio printed on blue paper, 10.81 x 8.63 inches, [4] 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).

Price: $250.00

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