Cape of Good Hope 1825 Somerset Governors Letter, Grahamstown

  • 1825 GOVERNOR'S LETTER wrapper from GRAHAMSTOWN addressed
  • "His Excellency General the Right, Honble Lord C.H. Somerset, Governor and Commander in Chief of the Forces, Cape Town".
  • Excellent strike of the Grahamstown Crown-in-Circle (where impressions from this implement are most often seen indistinct, wax-clogged).
  • First Official Free handstamp dated JA 11 1825 which in view of the addressing
  • indicative of a military communication from the Eastern Frontier.
  • VF, lovely early letter.
  • Ex Esterhuysen.
  • Lord Charles Henry Somerset served as Governor at the Cape 1814-1826.

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