Title: 1871 ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT DIARY OF FINANCIAL TRANSACTIONS AND TRADES BY A VERY ACTIVE SWEDISH TIMBER DEALER BASED IN ENGLAND TRAVELLING THROUGHOUT SWEDEN, POLAND, LATVIA, LITHUANIA WHEELING AND DEALING IN LUMBER, FINISHED WOOD PRODUCTS, STOCKHOLM TAR+++
Book Condition: Good
Size: 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall
Publisher: RIGA DANZIG STETTIN POLAND LATVIA SWEDEN MEMEL  1871
Seller ID: 0002194
On offer is a very interesting, significant group of one  alphabetized address style book used as an order book and ephemera handwritten by a Victorian era Swedish man living in England named, we believe, Oskar Lindquist. While the book has no indication of ownership there are tucked in two  notes one marked June 2nd 1871 'Offers' on 'Oskar Lindquist TIMBER IRON COAL AND GENERAL MERCHANT AND COMMISSION AGENT' Newcastle on Tyne, stationery. This appears to be handwritten items such as Stockholm tar, timber from Sweden, materials for London, sleeper and round blocks and white wood++. The other, a four page original letter to Lindquist from Sweden with business information and quotations and numerical data on several items. The last page of the folded letter is marked 'Copy' and appears to be a letter of offer in Swedish for Mr. Lindquist. The book proper has 35 pages of entries begins with a couple of loose pages of names of agents or contacts in places such as Riga, Danzig, Christianstad, Stettin, Memel +++. The alphabet style book entry begins: "A Archangel Goods Spring Shipment then meticulous details of sizes and types of what appears to be timber with order specifics for delivery and costs. C Cox Heisch Co. 11/4/71" with, again concise, precise handwritten details of the trade or order all specs laid out including terms and delivery expectations. Researchers and historians of the hugely important lumber trade will understand the rarity of such detailed specifics. England near bereft of oak lumber required for shipbuilding had been for 100s of years been importing wood stocks from parts of Scandinavia. Overall G.
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