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Lot No: 257

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The Second Burmese war: 1854 (2 Sep) entire letter “From Lce Corpl Thomas Hart No 2161 No 3 Compy 1st European Bengal Fusiliers” at Thayetmyo, to Glasgow and countersigned by his Commanding Officer, showing h.s. “2” and, on reverse, various transit d.s. including “THAYETMYO/POST OFFICE” cds in red. An interesting letter from a postal worker with contents including “But then a gun just fired which announces the arrival of the mail…I am in the post office so I must put this aside and prepare to distribute those and papers”
Provenance: ex Gerald Davis, Robson Lowe, March 1990

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