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1805 (20 May) EL from Fort Charlotte, St Vincent to Lieut. Robert Mc Pherson, 17th Native Infantry, Bengal.
1805 (20 May) EL from Fort Charlotte, St Vincent to Lieut. Robert Mc Pherson, 17th Native Infantry, Bengal.

Apparently carried privately to Perth, Scotland where posted to India with PERTH ds, Edinburgh Bishop Mark and London PAID ds. Worn at folds and with hole at lower left corner.
Fascinating contents, a letter from Thomas McGreggor who was with the 90th Regiment to his friend in India describing his time in Ireland and abrupt departure for the West Indies. He spent weeks aboard the transport in Barbados due to French fleet being in the vicinity and then arrived in St Vincent. He was very unhappy stationed high up in the Fort and with fellow officers and men already falling sick. 'Since I came here I have had a continued fit of the Blue Devils.' In the first year of its service in the West Indies the regiment lost eight officers and 136 men but remained as the garrison on the island till 1809.
£325.00


1907 MINTO FETE CALCUTTA Red Cross postmark on local postcard.
1907 MINTO FETE CALCUTTA Red Cross postmark on local postcard.
1907 MINTO FETE CALCUTTA Red Cross postmark on local postcard.

View of Native refreshment stalls near the jetties, Calcutta. Fine.
£35.00


1931 Cuba cover to India with
1931 Cuba cover to India with 'POR DEFICIENCIA DE FRANQUEO SE CURSA COMO ORDINARIA' h/s.

10c franking which was insufficient to send per airmail so sent per surface mail.
£12.00


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1844 Bank of Madras manuscript letter to Perkins Bacon Petch, Engravers, 69 Fleet St., London Madras 1pp. Splitting at folds. Letter requesting detailed accounts for the costs of plates and engraving
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MURRAY John Handbook of the Bengal Presidency: With an Account of Calcutta City John Murray London 1882 viii + 396pp + 4 folding maps and 72pp adverts. dated June 1881. 1st ed., former owners' inscriptions on f.e.p., maps with tears along folds but without loss otherwise clean in original cloth, rebacked. Only one edition of this handbook published. Includes sections on Burma and the North West Provinces.
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