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Lot 106715

James Murphy & Co. (Midleton Distillery) Receipts & Correspondence, Dated 1864 William Pulling & Co.

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This lot contains ten pieces of correspondence sent from James Murphy & Co., Cork, to its client William Pulling & Co.

James Murphy, along with his two brothers, established Midleton Distillery in 1825 in a converted woollen mill. In 1867, Cork Distilleries Company was formed by James Murphy, amalgamating four existing Cork distilleries: Daly's, Green, North Mall and Watercourse, with the fifth, Midleton, joining a year later.

Please note, these documents do not explicitly mention Midleton Distillery. They concern Irish Whiskey and were sent from James Murphy & Co., Cork, who was the proprietor of Midleton Distillery from 1825 until the formation of Cork Distilleries Company. These documents date from 1864:

Nine invoices showing hogsheads, puncheons and quarter casks purchased and sent by 'this day's steamer' to Cardiff, Milford and Newport. Some of the casks are for named individuals, such as 'Mr Yorath', 'Mr James', and 'Mr David Doggett'.

One letter confirming receipt of payment of 'nineteen pounds' for duty on a cask or whisky.

This James Murphy & Co. (Midleton Distillery) Receipts & Correspondence, Dated 1864 sold at our online auction for £70


Please see images for fill level and label condition. Note general wear. Many of these documents are torn.

Note the absence of a condition statement does not imply that this lot is in perfect condition or free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of ageing. Older bottles often contain small amounts of sediment. We cannot guarantee that the contents of this bottle will be free from the effects of age, cork taint, oxidation or other faults.

This bottle does not appear to be leaking. While we take every care to pack bottles securely we cannot guarantee that old corks and closures will not leak in transit.

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