VOLOGDA (BOЛOГДA) a city and region
found on the seals of HILLS & WHISHAW
or (ХИЛЛCЪ И BИШAУ)
is KHILLS & VISHAU or HILLS &
WHISHAW COMPANY who were established in Archangel in 1842 by
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.