For Holyhead, His Majesty's Espress Packet the Marquis of Drogheda will sail from the Pidgeon house [Dublin] at [space left blank to be filled in by hand].
Undated [late 18th, early 19th century?] engraved card advertising the Marquis of Drogheda, a packet boat which sailed from Holyhead, Wales to Dublin every Tuesday. Engraved at top of card "Said Packet sails from Holyhead for Dublin every Tuesday' above an image within an oval of the ship. Underneath this image is engraved: "Said Packet is elegantly fitted up with 18 Cabin Births [berths] & a four post Bed for the Accommodation / of Passengers. Intelligence to be had at 82 Sir John's Quay or the Cap.im [Captain] on Board at the / Pigeon-house Dock. - Said Packet is Copper Bottom'd & has Eight Births [berths] for Horses. Engraved & Printed at T. Birds 56 George's Street South, Dublin". [In Wilson's Directory for 1801, under Merchants, Traders, &c., Thomas Bird is listed as a "Copperplate-printer" located at "57 s. gt. George's-street"]. On verso of card is a road map detailing the roads from Holyhead to London, engraved above it is "The nearest & best Road to London thro Shrewsbury [,] Bath & Birmingham from Holyhead".
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Dublin ; [T. Birds 56 George Street South, printer n.d., ca. 1790-1820?].
This item is held in the Department of Ephemera.
Physical description: 1 card : ill., 7.6 x 11.3 cm.
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