Original 1841 'Intention to sail' document for The Great Western

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A rare  S.S. Great Western  19th Century Intention to Sail Printed Notification Steam to New York - From Bristol Saturday 23rd October 1841 Lieutenant Hosken, R.N. Commander Passage Including Provisions Thirty-Five Guineas N.B. Dogs Five Pounds Each. The Great Western Steamship Company was founded about 1837. Their ship, the Great Western was launched 19 July, 1837, 1,340 tons. It sailed from Bristol on 8 April 1838 to New York and arrived 23 Apr 1838. The return voyage left from New York on 7th May and arrived at Bristol 22nd May, 1838. The vessel ran for 9 seasons - lying up in winter - and was sold to the Royal Mail Company for £25,000 and ran for 10 years between Southampton and the West Indies. She was broken up at Vauxhall in 1857. The company ceased operations in 1846. In 1840 the S.S. Great Britain, 3,000 tons, was ordered and it was launched 19th July 1843. A few trips to New York were made but the vessel ran aground 22 Sept 1846. In the spring, she was returned to Liverpool and sold to Gibbs, Bright & Co. where she sailed in the Melbourne trade for about twenty-one years. The S.S. Great Western, A 19th Century, Intention to Sail, Printed Notification, Steam to New York - From Bristol Saturday 23rd October 1841, Lieutenant Hosken, R.N. Commander, Passage Including Provisions Thirty-Five Guineas, N.B. Dogs Five Pounds Each, , mounted, framed and glazed, 27cm x 19cm. The, Great Western Steamship Company, was founded about 1837. Their ship, the Great Western was launched 19 July, 1837, 1,340 tons. It sailed from Bristol on 8 April 1838 to New York and arrived 23 Apr 1838. The return voyage left from New York on 7th May and arrived at Bristol 22nd May, 1838. The vessel ran for 9 seasons - lying up in winter - and was sold to the Royal Mail Company for £25,000 and ran for 10 years between Southampton and the West Indies. She was broken up at Vauxhall in 1857. The company ceased operations in 1846. In 1840 the, S.S. Great Britain, , 3,000 tons, was ordered and it was launched 19th July 1843. A few trips to New York were made but the vessel ran aground 22 Sept 1846. In the spring, she was returned to Liverpool and sold to Gibbs, Bright & Co. where she sailed in the Melbourne trade for about twenty-one years

 

Measuring: 29cm x 39 cm (frame)

 

English, Bristol, 1841