These letters graciously have been shared with the Victorian Web by Eunice and Ron Shanahan; they have been taken from their website. The letters give an insight into the daily lives and concerns of 'ordinary' people without whom history would not exist. The letters are a wonderful example of how much history may be gleaned from such sources.
The first letter is dated April 12th, 1824, and addressed to Wm Phillips Esq 23 Cavendish Square London, from T Hensman, 7 Dowry Square Hot Wells. It has four postal markings:
The letter is a short note to explain some financial dealings, but it has a P.S. that says " I find I am too late for Post today, that must detayn this till tomorrow".
The second letter is dated Sepr 16th, 1824 from Harriet Whish, 13 Crescent, Clifton addressed to W.G. Daniel Tysson, Esqre, Foley House, MAIDSTONE, Kent. Three of the postmarks are of the same type as the previous letter.
Last modified 3 December 2002