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Lot 97514

Hennessy Correspondence & Invoice, Dated 1872-1877 William Pulling & Co.

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This lot contains three pieces of correspondence sent from Jas Hennessy & Co. to its client William Pulling & Co. These documents date from 1872 to 1877.

One letter from Jas Hennessy & Co. acknowledging receipt of an order for 17 hogsheads and 16 quarter casks to be shipped aboard the 'Corsair'. It also notes that 'the vines in our district have escaped any damage from frost', but they will not 'yield such an abundant vintage as we had in 1865 or 1869', due to poor weather. This letter is dated 11 June 1872.

One letter from Jas Hennessy & Co. confirming that a quantity of 'Fine Pale Brandy' ordered in the above letter will be shipped aboard the 'Corsair', with a note at the bottom explaining that the ship's departure has been delayed by two days. This letter is dated 17 June 1872.

One letter and an attached invoice from Jas Hennessy & Co. for six hogsheads and 22 quarter casks to be shipped aboard the 'Ossian'. The letter concludes: 'The vintage will begin in the course of a few days and will we hope turn out a fair one in the vineyards not yet injured by the Phylloxera, but the number of those that are damaged is too large and the apprehensions of the growers for the future too great to make even 1877's brandy cheap and the older sorts maintain fully their value on our market'. The letter and the attached invoice are both dated 18 September 1877.

This Hennessy Correspondence & Invoice, Dated 1872-1877 sold at our online auction for £65


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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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