Item #5977 H. H. Schieffelin & Co. Prices Current Sheet, 1843, [With Pricing for Opium Oil]. OPIUM TRADE.
H. H. Schieffelin & Co. Prices Current Sheet, 1843, [With Pricing for Opium Oil]
H. H. Schieffelin & Co. Prices Current Sheet, 1843, [With Pricing for Opium Oil]

H. H. Schieffelin & Co. Prices Current Sheet, 1843, [With Pricing for Opium Oil]

New York City: H. H. Schieffelin & Co., 1843. First Thus. Loose Sheet. Loose sheet printed verso and recto measuring just shy of 8 inches x 9.75 inches. Old folds now mellowed, but with a nasty closed tear running down the middle of the sheet for 6.5 inches.Now housed in a removable, clear archival sleeve with acid-free backing. Included is a handsomely printed handbill (4 x 6 inches) for a 1988 lecture on "Victoria, Opium, and Empire." by Frank. J. Novak, M.D., presented at Stanford University's Fairchild Auditorium. Item #5977

Commodities report from the Schieffelin drug firm including the going rate for opium oil. Jacob Schieffelin and his brother founded their drug company in 1794; in 1813, the firm passed to his sons, who renamed the firm H. H, Schieffelin, located at the intersection of John St. and Cliff St. in Lower Manhattan (about two blocks from today's South Street Seaport Museum). That firm dissolved in 1848.

Other trade goods listed include agricultural produce, soaps, lucifer matches, various gums, sulphur, asbestos, ginger, etc. A fine glimpse into daily American life and global trade.

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Price: $125.00