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CHESTER, Thomas, & Co.

CHESTER, Thomas, & Co.

The first hoy for Dover, the Kent , William Luckhurst, master, Thomas Chester and Co. owners, takes in goods and passengers for Dover ... Lying at Brewer’s and Chester’s quay, and custom-house

London: Hesse, printer, Loman street, 1798
Eighth-sheet broadside (vertical chain lines), text 104 x 149mm, leaf 125 x 177mm, woodcut of a sailing vessel. Manuscript receipt in top right corner; another inscription on the verso is dated Dover 1865. Some light dust soiling and a small hole in the centre not affecting any text.

Notice is given that ‘Saturday is the last day of taking in. – A vessel sails from the above quay every week.’ The master, William Luckhurst, may be spoken with ‘at the Cooper’s Arms; and at the Yorkshire Grey, Thames Street’.
Not in ESTC but a similar advertisement, T204584, The first hoy for Dover, The good intent, James Shuttle, master, Thomas Chester, owner. Takes in goods and passengers,is in the British Museum Department of Prints and Drawings and has a manuscript date ‘May 18/98’.
Keywords:     maritime    commerce and trade