Freight Circular (1857)

American Maritime Documents 1776-1860

Stein, Douglas L. 1992

Freight circular

Freight Circulars were printed at large ports by agents or brokers, most often on a weekly basis. They provided the latest information on current prices, and the availability of enumerated goods at that port. These Circulars were mailed out to shippers or potential clients, in order to keep them updated on market conditions. They were also known in some places as “price-current” sheets or “market reviews.”