Trade letter, printed in script, advertising "Fall and Winter Stock of Dry Goods" for the new firm "A.T. Wells & Brother" in Memphis, Tennessee, September 1855.

Memphis, TN: A.T. Wells & Brother (Printed at the Morning Bulletin Office, Madison Street, between Front Row and Main), 1855. Broadside or handbill on the recto of the front leaf of a bi-folium, 10 x 7 7/8 inches, employing several sizes and styles of type, the whole enclosed within an ornamental border, the imprint under the lower border; verso of the integral leaf used for addressing (to William J. Brooks / New Albany / Pontotoc Co / Miss"). "The most of our Stock, especially the Brogans, Blankets, Kerseys and Plantation Goods, were bought previous to the recent great rise in prices, which enables us to sell many articles for less than our neighbors paid for the same qualities." Brooks (1814-1884), a native of North Carolina and Georgia, served in the Confederate army, along with two of his sons, one of whom was killed in 1862. The Memphis Bulletin was published 1855-1865. Not in Allen Tennessee Imprints, 1791-1875. Folded for mailing (some browning along the folds), else very good. (8624). Item #61677

Price: $275.00

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