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Description: Two 1000-page ledgers contain copies of notarized documents such as the power to represent, power to recover, power to see drafts, to represent and protect trade documents, power over mines/railways, power over countries/jurisdiction, etc. The documents span several countries in Europe and South America, revealing the range of international relations/activities during the end of the 19th C. The documents are in several languages, including French, German, Spanish, Italian and English. Douglas John Newton and Henry Goldidng Freeman were the Public Notaries of the City of London.

The spencerian script copies are on onion skin paper and are indexed alphabetically in 8 ½” x 13 ½” ledgers. They have half leather, half pebbled cloth over boards and marbled endpapers. A Reece and Harris letterhead with the notary John Harris’s stamp is attached to the last page of one of the ledgers. Item #AM00306

Condition: Both volumes have considerable wear to spine and extremities, though the interior is in very good condition and quite readable. A massive amount of documentation of late 19th c. international trade.