J. D. Benton Bills of Lading Collection, 1887-1888 | Southern Illinois University Special Collections Research Center
ID: 1/6/MSS 264
Extent: 3.0 Linear Feet
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Scope and Contents: The collection consists of bills of lading from J. D. Benton of Dongola, Illinois . A bill of lading is a type of document that is used to acknowledge the receipt of a shipment of goods. For Benton, these goods were shipped from either Chicago, Illinois or St. Louis, Missouri for items such as oil, sugar, coffee, and gun powder.