Sailing card for Glidden & Williams' Line, clipper ship EAGLE WING
USA, MA, Boston; USA, CA, San Francisco
overall: 5-7/8 x 3-1/2 in.
Sailing card for Glidden & Williams' Line, EAGLE WING (built 1853); blue sailing card with rounded corners, black lettering and gold border; vignette of clipper ship under full sail in center, house flag of Glidden & Williams' Line to right, small drawing of eagle in profile landing; printed on front "Glidden & Williams' Line/ FOR/ SAN FRANCISCO/ To sail on or before SATURDAY, Dec. 17th./ The New First Class Clipper Ship/ EAGLE WING!/ Capt. E. H. Linnell...Late of Ship Buena Vista./ The Eagle Wing is of beautiful model, and like the Don Quixote braced/ with iron and otherwise constructed in the most thorough man-/ ner. She will sail as above and be in time for the/ SPRING TRADE./ Shippers will please send forward their engagements promptly./ Notwithstanding the dullness of California trade at the present/ time we shall continue to despatch our Ships on a given day as here-/ tofore./ To be followed by the First Class Clipper Ships/ HERALD OF THE MORNING & COEUR DE LION./ FOR FREIGHT OR PASSAGE APPLY AT THE/ California Packet Office, 29 Lewis Wharf./ Agents at San Francisco, Messrs. Flint, Peabody & Co./ Watson's Press - 25 Doane Street."; handwritten on back in ink "Cleared Dec 19 1853/ Sailed " 20 "/ Tim° Davis + C° Line/ Ship Winged Racer/ 1767 Tons/ Cleared Jan 21 1854/ sailed " 24 " "; handwritten on back in pencil "[erased] A Potts Loan", "5", "Howe", "Bought by Howe" and "[erased] Rate 55".