Manuscript Letter, Los Angeles, March 5, 1870, sent to J. F. Vorbe, Esq. G. J. Yarrow.

Los Angeles to New York Wine Speculation

Manuscript Letter, Los Angeles, March 5, 1870, sent to J. F. Vorbe, Esq.

Notes: Two pages (single sheet). 8 by 10 inches, on ruled paper.

A nice California business letter. This letter details a number of speculative business ventures in Southern California, and the writer and the recipient appear to be partners in a number of investments. There is a lengthy discussion of the purchase of wine at half price from L. Wolfskill (probably Luis Wolfskil, the son of wine industry pioneer William Wolfskil), which the writer expects to ship to New York at a substantial profit. The second paragraph expresses surprise at the "sheep account," and values the partners' flocks at $18,000. The letter concludes with the observation, "I see with pleasure that Green Backs are $6 odd, that ought to help us."

Edition + Condition: Somewhat fragile with old folds, about very good.

Item No: #35527

Price: $75