handwritten letter pages
handwritten letter pages

Marcus Smith 1869 letter complaining about lost letters mailed on Inman Steamship vessels.”I am told the P.O. clerks who travel on these steamers drink and gamble all the way till the last day when they have to do their work up in a hurry and make a great many mistakes.”

Lot 16 in 7 December auction

See Marcus Smith – Early Railway Engineer of Canada