Letter to Henry Jellicoe Esq at Macquarie River, Hobart Town…

Letter to Henry Jellicoe Esq at Macquarie River, Hobart Town…
Letter to Henry Jellicoe Esq at Macquarie River, Hobart Town…

Hobart Town: 24 December, 1824.

ALS single sheet, folded to letter size with early "Hobart Town, VDL" oval handstamp.

Colonial purchases on Christmas eve

Short letter penned on Christmas Eve from a Hobart Town merchant enclosing an account (not present) to Henry Jellicoe of Campbell Town in Van Diemen's Land. Jellicoe served as a Justice of the Peace in the Campbell Town district from 1824-1836. He was a prominent (and grandiose) landowner and in the 1830s his property improvements included the addition of a 30 foot ballroom. He left the Colony in 1837 for England, and the wishes for his good health issued in this letter, fell on deaf ears when he died of smallpox in 1839. An ephemeral example of early Tasmanian postal history.

Short letter penned on Christmas Eve from a Hobart Town merchant enclosing an account (not present) to Henry Jellicoe of Campbell Town in Van Diemen's Land. Jellicoe served as a Justice of the Peace in the Campbell Town district from 1824-1836. He was a prominent (and grandiose) landowner and in the 1830s his property improvements included the addition of a 30 foot ballroom. He left the Colony in 1837 for England, and the wishes for his good health issued in this letter, fell on deaf ears when he died of smallpox in 1839. An ephemeral example of early Tasmanian postal history.

Price (AUD): $875.00  other currencies     Ref: #4002672

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