The Post Office of Fifty Years Ago

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THE POST OFFICE

OF

FIFTY YEARS AGO.

 

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SIR ROWLAND HILL, K.C.B., D.C.L., F.R.S., F.R.A.S.

ORIGINATOR OF THE UNIFORM PENNY POSTAGE SYSTEM.

Born December 3, 1795; Died August 27, 1879. Buried in Westminster Abbey.

(From the "Graphic," Sept. 6, 1879.)

 

THE POST OFFICE

OF

FIFTY YEARS AGO.

 

CONTAINING REPRINT OF

SIR ROWLAND HILL'S FAMOUS PAMPHLET

Dated. 22nd February, 1837,

PROPOSING PENNY POSTAGE,

WITH FACSIMILE OF THE ORIGINAL SKETCH FOR THE POSTAGE STAMP, AND OTHER DOCUMENTS.

 

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Note.All profits on the sale of this Work go to the Rowland Hill Benevolent (Post Office) Fund.


 

CASSELL & COMPANY, Limited:

LONDON, PARIS, NEW YORK & MELBOURNE.


This work was published before January 1, 1924, and is in the public domain worldwide because the author died at least 100 years ago.