# 29385


Australian Line of Packet Ships, sailing the 15th of every month, for Sydney direct.

$420.00 AUD

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London : Marshall & Edridge, 22 February 845. Quarto sheet, 275 x 210 mm, printed recto only, a circular from the London shipping agents Marshall & Edridge, announcing the mutual co-operation of the shipping firms Devitt & Moore and H. & C. Toulmin re. the despatch of ships to Sydney, with Packets carrying cargo and passengers to leave on the 15th of each month and Mail Packets on the first; the memo. also reminds the reader that the Australian Line of Packets was originally created by Marshall & Edridge, and that they will continue to engage “Vessels of the first-rate description” for the Sydney run; at the foot is a list of seven ships currently in service, including Persian, Hooghly, Bengal, Abberton, St. George, Hamlet and Royal George, with beside each name the ship’s tonnage, commander’s name and date of next departure; light horizontal folds, recipient’s endorsement in black ink to verso; a fine example.

Scarce pre-gold rush era circular printed by shipping agents Marshall & Edridge to advertise its clippers on the London-Sydney run (known as the Australian Line of Packet Ships), in co-operation with the merchants Devitt & Moore and H. & C. Toulmin.