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Ports and Towns in the Flax Trade

Vologda

 

 VOLOGDA (BOЛOГДA) a city and region found on the seals of  HILLS & WHISHAW or (ХИЛЛCЪ И BИШAУ) (Folly Gill) is KHILLS & VISHAU or HILLS & WHISHAW COMPANY who were established in Archangel in 1842 by William Whishaw.   Eventually most of the trade diverted to St Petersburg and the Baltic ports which was less effected by  the severe Russian winters.  Dew-retted flax from Vologda was of very high quality .. grown in fields and forest clearings resulting from slash and burn on the banks of the rivers Viledga (Spolvychegodsh  region) and Sukhona (Ustyug region).   Classen's: No1 and Classen's: No2 Tow were shipped to Dundee in 1857 from Vologda. Quality Control Officers Vedensky, Popov-Vedensky and Sveshnikov lived in Vologda and shipped the flax and hemp via Archangel.  In 1851 in Krasavino, near Veliky Ustyug, a flax spinning factory was commissioned producing scarves, napkins and tablecloths that became widely spread in Russia.

 

Ploughing in Vologda

 

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