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.This letter is interesting because of the reference to the London coaching inn The Swan with Two Necks. The letter was addressed to Charles Upton, from Jermyn Street No.38 in London dated Novr the 5th, 1798. The paper is a heavy woven type with the watermark RUSSELL & CO 1797.
9 April 2007