Eunice and Ron Shanahan have shared with readers of the Victorian Web this material from their website, Letters from the Past.

This letter was written by John Lamb Hare dated 11/2/39 17 Trafalgar Street Walworth (London), addressed to : Mr. J Blampin, Lympstone, Near Exeter, Devon

Postal markings on the back of the letter

  1. transfer stamp of the Twopenny Post, 6 Ev. FE 11 1839 in red - the postmarks changed in 1837 to mark the cancellation of the 7 pm delivery to be replaced with two deliveries, one at 6 pm and another at 8pm.
  2. General Post circular date stamp Letter D FE-11 1839 in black, applied when it was despatched to Exeter.

Also note the red wax used to seal the letter.

Last modified 27 May 2010