Taylor Fladgate Yeatman bill of lading 1878 (Port)

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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.