Canada 1894 postal card Moncton N.B. Knitting Factory order of yarn

$14.00 USD

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Partially printed pre-paid postal card, Moncton Knitting Factory needs an order of yarn ASAP from supplier Humphrey & Sons. In 1895 there was listed a Moncton Knitting Works, Hosiery, owned by H.E. Gross & Co.

Sept. 28th 1894.
Please send us a soon as you can 20— 3rd quality – yarn @ 30$. Let us know to morrow noon by mail when we can have it as we are holding our orders for it. Rcvd bill of – yours the other day also  -- tweeds.

H.E.GROSS & CO.
Moncton Knitting Factory
MONCTON N.B.
 

Sent to "J.A. Humphrey & Co., Moncton N.B."

Once cent prepaid reply card with image of Queen Victoria, cancelled with a ‘MONCTON NB SP 28 94’ postmark.

Small indentation/hole right side on back.

3“ x 5 ¼”

 

John A. Humphrey, one of Moncton’s most successful industrialists, and his son and business partner, William. F. Humphrey. J. A. Humphrey’s success as a businessman and employer in the textiles industry resulted in his being one of the wealthiest people in Canada at the time of his death in 1895. He had also served four terms in the New Brunswick Legislature. Fittingly, the area of Moncton where he and his family resided and worked is still known as Humphreys Mills.