Entire from New York to  London via Cunard steamer


Entire dated 1st June 1841 and forwarded by Harden & Co. from New York to Boston where it was put on board Cunard Line's "Caledonia" which sailed 1st June and arrived Liverpool on 14th June 1841.
Postage due in GB: 1/- in manuscript comprising packet fee of 1/- including delivery in GB.
Packet Mark: Robinson / Tabeart type P1, in use at Liverpool 1840-1841 for mail carried from Boston by Cunard.
The GB packet fee of 1/- for the first half ounce was introduced 10th January 1840.

Robertson Revisited, Colin Tabeart;
United Kingdom Letter Rates, Inland and Overseas, 1635 to 1900, Colin Tabeart;
North Atlantic Mail Sailings 1840-75, W Hubbard and R F Winter.

Hubbard & Winter notes that Britannia departed Boston May 16 and ran onto rocks on entering Halifax Harbour on 18th May and resumed the voyage from Halifax on 28th May. It's surprising that Harndens got the date / ship wrong in the endorsement as they were very much aware of departure dates. Normally Britannia would have reached Liverpool by 1st June.

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