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Auction: 23027 - Stamps and Covers of Great Britain
Lot: 2040

Great Britain
Postal History
The Herbert Joyce Family Archive
1789 (20 August), private letter from "Honest" Daniel Braithwaite to Lord Walsingham. Daniel Braithwaite was appointed first secretary in the Post Office in 1765, and clerk to the Postmaster General in 1768. He rose to be controller of the Foreign Department in 1789, the year in which this letter was written. Lord Walsingham, the Postmaster General asked Braithwaite about the number of "Lordships" he would introduce into a single letter. In the present one there are three. Braithwaite advises Walsingham that he has forwarded his letter to "Mr. Todd" (Anthony Todd, secretary to the Post Office), who cannot come to Town following the death of Lord Lauderdale.

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