Near Cambridge, MD: 1905-1908.
Seven volumes in all. Receipt Books: oblong quartos (29.5 x 22.5 cm.), approximately 500 pages in all. Receipt books and bills of lading for a shipping agent specialized in oysters and other seafoods. The bills of lading indicate that the shipments originated with L.B. Phillips & Co., in or near Cambridge, MD, and that most shipments were sent on the Empire Line. The Bills of Lading indicate that the shipments originated with L.B. Phillips & Co., in or near Cambridge, MD, and that most shipments were sent on the Empire Line. The five Receipt Books are dated: Sept. 28, 1905 - Nov. 23, 1905; Nov. 24, 1905 - Dec. 21, 1905; Dec. 22, 1904 - Jan. 24, 1905; Mar. 20-1906 - April 13, 1906; Nov. 27, 1906 - Dec 21, 1906. Individual sheets show a single day’s shipments, to various customers, and a grid provides space for recording shipment in quantities measured in Cases, Tubs, Kegs, Barrels, Crates, and Baskets. For example, a single sheet from March 20, 1908 indicates some 570 cases and partial barrels and kegs of oysters to eight clients in cities including Denver, Kansas City, Washburn, Wisc., Bay City, Mich., Mitchell, South Dakota, Kankakee, Ill., Johnstown, NY, and DeKalb, Ill. Most of the accounts are in the Midwest, but Toronto, Livingston Manor, NY, Alexandria, Virginia, and other are also included. The two volumes of Bills of Lading: oblong quartos (20 x 22.5 cm.), approximately 200 pages in all. Dates of the Bills of Lading: Aug. 21, 1905 - Sept. 4, 1905; Dec. 13, 1907 - Jan. 2, 1908. The Bills of Lading also list Shrimp, shipped in 200lb. barrels. Pages brittle, and a few leaves are chipped or torn. Receipt Books are bound in marbled boards, backed in tan cloth, with printed paper labels to front boards. Bills of Ladings are in pale blue paper boards, backed in tan cloth, with printed paper title labels. Overall, near very good.