General Post - Inland Office - Receiving Houses
By 1680 the General Post Office was in Lombard Street and then the Inland Section controlled 32 letter carriers, based there, and set up Receiving Houses throughout London, including Coffee Houses. |
From the time it began until about 1790, the Receiving House could be identified by a stamp showing the initials of the Receiver. In only two cases do the stamps show the complete name. 'Partington' and 'Walter'. 'Partington' is shown in the catalogue as known to be in use 1755-1782, and this letter was dated 13 July 1775.
Mr Abraham Stevens
Atto. at Law
Stowey near Bridgwater
This is difficult to decipher, but obviously concerns a legal case, possibly a divorce?
Copyright 2002 E. J. Shanahan
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