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691 1831 (May 23) Folded lettersheet from Glasgow, Scotland addressed to John Cunningham, Fort Severn, via Hudson's Bay House, London and York Factory. Carried by H.B. Ship to James Bay; manuscript "1/2" stg internal postage to London and handstamped "Add / " on observe, clear Glasgow 23 MAY 1831 and 26 May 1831 London receiver in red struck on reverse. Letter has a very rare H.B.C. "YF" (York Factory) script at upper left - said to have been placed on the top letter of a bundle to aid sorting and delivery. On arrival at York Factory, letter was forwarded to Fort Severn (about 300km south east). A very early cover mailed to Rupert's Land, especially rare with the HBC script and in excellent state of preservation, VF

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Est. 1,500.00 +
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