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Lot 97516

Hennessy Correspondence & Receipts, Dated 1848-1861 William Pulling & Co.

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This lot contains four pieces of correspondence and receipts sent from Jas Hennessy & Co. to its client William Pulling & Co. These documents date from 1848 to 1861.

One letter from Jas Hennessy & Co. acknowledging receipt of an order and subsequent alterations, and advising that the order will be shipped aboard the Lady of the Lake from Charente to Bristol and Gloucester. This letter is dated 6 November 1848.

One letter from Jas Hennessy & Co. acknowledging receipt of an order but advising that the requested Cognacs (1851 and 1855 vintages) are not available due to low stocks. It states that prices have 'risen considerably' and concludes 'We are sorry to find ourselves so situated, and that importers in England have all along formed such an erroneous notion of their market, but we cannot do impossibilities'. This letter is dated 4 December 1856.

One letter from Jas Hennessy & Co. confirming that an order for '10 more puncheons of 1858 Brandy' will be shipped, with the invoice noted below. This letter is dated 5 April 1859.

One letter from John Fisher (an agent for Hennessy) to William Pulling & Co. stating that the 'vintage of 1861 has proved to be a total failure' and that stocks must now be drawn from previous vintages, 1858, 1859 and 1860. This letter is dated 24 September 1861.

This Hennessy Correspondence & Receipts, Dated 1848-1861 sold at our online auction for £75


Please see images for fill level and label condition. Note general wear.

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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