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Auction: 23027 - Stamps and Covers of Great Britain
Lot: 2051

Great Britain
Postal History
The Herbert Joyce Family Archive
1884 (27 November and 5 December), two private letters on embossed Treasury stationery from Ralph Lingen, 1st. Baron LIngen, to George Lefevre, 1st. Baron Eversley both concerning Postal strikes, with interesting contents including in the first "..I wish you would consider the feasibility of employing Military Pensioners, or even men of the reserve, as letter carriers.", later "In making any such proposals as these, the military authorities would have to be previously consulted. In all such schemes, I have found them ready enough for any promises that may tempt men to enlist, but sensitive on the side of tempting the best men out of the service. A reserve man could be kept in training by carrying letters: I never remember to have seen a corpulent postman". The second letter includes confidential correspondence from the London & North Western Railway. Also letters dated November 28,1 and 4 December 1884 on London & North Western Railway stationery from S. Reecy to Baron Lingen

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