11189,28 Whaling Agent's Letter & Whalemen's Shipping List
This is a handwritten letter of introduction, dated September 30, 1874, from the Whaling Agent isaac Marks in Valparaiso, Chile to New Bedford whaleship owners and agents Swift and Allen. Marks is notifying them of his recent business establishment and is soliciting their business. He mentions 2 New Bedford whaling captains as references. 10 1/2 in. x 8 1/4 in.
Marks’ advertisement appears under “FOREIGN HOUSES" in the Whalemen’s Shipping Lists in the 1870’s and the issue of June19, 1877 is included with this letter. The paper has a number of other interesting ads including one for Bomb Guns and Lances.