NATAL 1900 LADYSMITH SIEGE LETTER BY RUNNER

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NATAL: 1900 LADYSMITH SIEGE - LETTER BY RUNNER: Neat envelope to Scotland (Wood correspondence) showing pencil notations on reverse and inside backflap "Came through by runner / Letter dated 15th Nov 99" so recording the information contained in the letter (no longer present). Franked Natal QV 1d tied by Pietermaritzburg Numeral 1 canceller with transit and arrival marks including the NO 25 cds of Pietermaritzburg recording runner delivery time of TEN DAYS to get the letter into a post office. The letter was written 5th November, two weeks after the start of the siege (1st November), took 10 days by runner to reach Pietermaritzburg 25 NOV and delivered in Scotland 19 DEC. Fascinating, VF.

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