Lot 6483 (Hunters #7290, 26th March 2019)
GOLD COAST - 1871 ANTI SLAVERY PATROL COVER & CORRESPONDENCE. 1871 (20 Aug) a lengthy personal letter on two sheets of "HMS Seagull" letterhead, written "Cape Coast" on 20th August 1871 with interesting contents including the movements of the ship engaging in anti- slavery activities along the West Coast of Africa (...we shall very soon be off down to Lagos or Fernando Po...") plus details of ships being replaced by other named vessels after their 18 month tour is finished, plus much else. The env with matching HMS Seagull crest on the flap, addressed to Mrs Druitt of Mayfair, London with GB 6d stamp cancelled on arrival in Liverpool with red London arrival cds of 29 Set 1871 on reverse. Also a reprinted photograph of HMS Seagull at anchor.
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Auction: Hunters #7290, 26th March 2019
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