Eunice and Ron Shanahan have shared with readers of the Victorian Web this material from their website, Letters from the Past. Click on thumbnails for larger images.

Letter front cover

These postmarks are really interesting. There are 5 on the front and one on the back. The first one is Banbury SE06 1855..The manuscript charge of 1/- is in bright red ink would have been applied in Banbury. This was the outgoing ship letter rate for a letter to New York.

London post mark

This postmark is on the back and is a London morning duty 7 SE 1855.

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Last modified 3 December 2002