Post marks on cover of letter sent from Birmingham to London, 1817. Image and text by Eunice Shanahan shared with readers of the Victorian Web with kind permission from Eunice and Ron Shanahan's website, Letters from the Past.

This "Letter from the past" is rather fragile, more than 180 years old ,and has seven different postal markings, three of the General Post and four of the London TwoPenny Post. Inside it is dated Birmingham 21st January 1817, marked on the outside “single” and addressed to

G.T. Whitgreave Esq.
B. Hodges'
Hanwell, Middlesex.

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3 December 2002