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Taylor Fladgate Yeatman bill of lading 1878 (Port)

Porto 21 august 1878
Loading at River Douro and bound for Hamburg. Ship schooner Schauna (?), under captain Benitt.
Two hogshead of Red Port


A wine hogshead contains about 300 L (66 imp gal; 79 US gal).

Nice image of lady sitting dock side in Douro. Below image ‘Charles Skipper & East, London’, engravers and printers.

Left side contains hand-written details of identifying marks engraved on to these specific hogsheads.

Information on freight charges.

Signed by captain.


Folded vertically. Two pin holes to left of image

27 X 14.5 cm


Taylor, Fladgate & Yeatman (often simply Taylor Fladgate) is one of the largest port wine houses. Founded in 1692 in Vila Nova de Gaia, Portugal by Job Bearsley, becoming Taylor, Fladgate & Yeatman when Joseph Taylor, John Alexander Fladgate and Morgan Yeatman formed a partnership in 1838, it is also one of the oldest. The house owns the brands of Fonseca, Fonseca-Guimaraens, Taylor, and Croft. The house ships almost all types of port including vintage, tawny, ruby, late-bottled vintage, and white. The house invented the style of late-bottled vintage port. Taylor Fladgate's vintage ports are some of the most sought-after and expensive ports in the world.