FURNESS LINE. Under Special Contract with the Dominion Government of Canada
Shipped by Lucien Foucauld & Co. of Cognac (France), on board the steamship Grebe delivered to the port of St. John N.B.
Seventy six PACKAGES MERCHANDIZE:
To port of St John N.B unto Mr. John Bradley.
Dated at Charente 28th March 1914.
Back has French excise stamp.
Various handstamps: ‘FREIGHT PAID IN CHARENTE’, ‘GENERAL STEAM NAVIGATION COMPANY LONDON M. Racine Sworn Ship Broker Tonnay – Charente’
Folded vertically and horizontally. Some yellowing along folds.
14 3/8” x 13 1/4” (W x H)
Established in 1847 by Lucien Foucauld, the passion of Lucien Foucauld for cognac led him to create one of the most famous cognacs.
Jury Member of the International Exhibition of Le Havre in 1887, Lucien Foucauld was later member of committee Universal Exhibition Organization of Paris 1889 and 1900.
Grebe, built 1887, in 1925 sold to Italy renamed Orsola Casubolo, 761 tons. (General Steam Navigation Co.)
Furness Withy & Company
In 1885 Christopher Furness collaborated with Thomas Wilson to form the Wilson-Furness Line to operate services between Newcastle and New York. By 1891 the fleet contained 18 ships and Furness, Withy & Co was founded. In 1896 the Furness Line Wilsons & Furness-Leyland Line was formed. A new firm, Manchester Liners Ltd was formed in 1898 and the rights of the Canadian & Newfoundland SS Co, were acquired the same year. The Wilsons & Furness-Leyland Line with their London - New York service was sold in 1901 to the International Mercantile Marine Co., but in 1902 Furness, Withy purchased Gulf Line Ltd with their trade to South Africa and Australia. By 1916 the Furness, Withy group owned 215 ships.