1827 entire letter from Norwood, Great Britain to Calcutta, India, per forwarding agent Horatio Hardy, signed by him on reverse and dated “21 Nov 1827”, handstamped framed “Inld. Ptg.-5/Ship Do-2/(1) As.7” with red “CALCUTTA/G.P.O./27 MY 27/1858” arrival datestamp alongside.
Horatio Hardy was the proprietor of Jerusalem and East India Coffee House and acted as a forwarding agent for transmitting mail to India.
An important and rare piece of postal history.
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