March 3, 1898 offer to sell one used steamboat

Another EBay find from March 1898. My great uncle Robert E. Lee (no kin) became the general manager of the Lee Line sometime in the mid 1890’s. His grandfather James Lee Sr as well as his father James Lee Jr. were very quick to pivot when business conditions changed as witnessed by the offer to sell the ROWENA LEE (named by his father for his sister Rowena). Of interest, is the address on the envelope – no street address – no need for street address since postal workers knew where everyone lived.

Rowena Lee circa 1900 younger sister of Robert E Lee
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