New Book: 'The Harwich Packets 1816-1834' by Colin Tabeart Volume 2

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New Book: 'The Harwich Packets 1816-1834' by Colin Tabeart Volume 2

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Stuart Rossiter Trust - a new book.
British Long Distance Mail Packets Volume 2
The Harwich Packets 1816-1834

By Colin Tabeart RDP, APR, FSPH, MA Cantab
harwich vcover
harwich vcover

294 pages A4, hardbound £30 post free in the UK.

A detailed study of Harwich packets based on original research from newspapers of the time. This book aims to show how packet mails between the United Kingdom and northern Europe travelled during the final years of the sailing packets era, and how such letters were rated.

The various markings used by despatching and destination postal authorities and transit markings collected en route have been ignored unless they have a direct bearing on the route, or the rates charged. They are important, of course, but have largely been covered in other works.

Their importance in the context of this book is to confirm dates, allowing the mode of transportation to be determined. With this book a collector should be able to determine by what route a letter travelled, how it was rated, and in most cases what ship or ships carried the mail. The book includes an Index and a Ship index.

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