Foot-prints of a letter carrier or a history of the world's correspondece
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Foot-prints of a letter carrier or a history of the world's correspondece

By James Rees
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Table of Contents
  • FOOT-PRINTS OF A LETTER-CARRIER;
  • PREFACE.
  • DEDICATION.
  • CONTENTS.
  • I. Posts—Post-Offices, Ancient and Modern.
    • THE FIRST RECORDED RIDING-POST.
  • II. Nihil Sub Sole Novi.
    • PASTORAL LIFE.
    • LANGUAGE.
  • III. Origin of the Materials of Writing, Tablets, etc.
    • THE PEN.
    • PENCILS.
    • THE SCRIBE.
    • ANCIENT INK.
    • INK-HORNS.
    • HIEROGLYPHICAL WRITING.
    • THE CONFUSION OF TONGUES—THE CONFOUNDING OF LANGUAGES.
  • IV. Messengers, Carriers, etc.
    • THE CARRIER-PIGEON.
    • LETTERS.
    • THE FIRST LETTER-WRITERS.
    • SOLOMON TO KING HIRAM.
    • HIRAM TO KING SOLOMON.
  • V. Post-Offices—England.
    • SUMMARY.
    • LONDON DISTRICTS.
    • TOWN DELIVERIES.
    • THE POSTE RESTANTE.
  • VI. The Kaffir Letter-Carrier—African Post.
  • VII. Post-Offices—The Colonies.
    • EARLY POSTS.
    • NEW YORK POST-OFFICE.
    • INDEPENDENT POST-OFFICE.
    • JOHN HOLT.
  • VIII. Pennsylvania—The Olden Time.
    • SKETCH OF THE HISTORY OF PENNSYLVANIA.
  • IX. Philadelphia Post-Office—Posts, etc.
    • THE ROMANCE OF THE POST-OFFICE.
    • HENRY WALDY, WM. PENN’S FIRST POSTMASTER.
  • X. Reminiscences.
    • MAD ANTHONY WAYNE AND JEMMY THE ROVER.
    • FOURTH OF JULY, 1776.
    • LIBERTY-TREE.
    • YANKEE DOODLE:—THE AIR AND WORDS.
    • HAIL COLUMBIA.
    • THE STAR-SPANGLED BANNER.
    • THE PRESENT AMERICAN FLAG.
    • CONGRESS.
    • THE CONTINENTAL CONGRESS BEFORE THE REVOLUTION.
    • UNDER THE CONSTITUTION.
    • GOVERNORS OF PENNSYLVANIA,
  • XI. Postmasters.
  • XII. Philadelphia—1793.
    • POST-OFFICE.
    • LIST OF PHILADELPHIA POSTMASTERS.
    • A GLANCE AT THE PHILADELPHIA POST-OFFICE FROM AN ARCHITECTURAL POINT OF VIEW.
    • OUTSIDE AND INSIDE VIEW OF THE PHILADELPHIA POST-OFFICE.
    • THE LETTER-CARRYING SYSTEM.
    • THE PRESS.
    • LETTER-CARRIERS.
    • IMPORTANT POSTAL TABLES.
    • CHANGES AND REDUCTIONS IN THE RATES OF DOMESTIC POSTAGE IN FORMER YEARS.
    • DOMESTIC POSTAGE.
    • NEWSPAPER POSTAGE.
    • ORGANIZATION OF THE POSTAL DEPARTMENT.
    • APPOINTMENT-OFFICE.
    • CONTRACT-OFFICE.
    • FINANCE-OFFICE.
    • INSPECTION-OFFICE.
    • POST-COACHES, POST-HORSES, AND RAILROADS.
    • SOMETHING ABOUT RAILROADS.
    • HOW THE PYRAMIDS WERE BUILT.
    • RAILROADS FROM 1760—ENGLAND.
    • RAILROADS IN THE UNITED STATES.
    • IMPORTANT FACTS.
    • THE RAILWAY POSTAL SYSTEM.
    • THE FRANKING PRIVILEGE.
    • MAILS ON THE SABBATH.
    • DEAD-LETTERS.
    • PANDORA’S MAIL-BOX OPENED.
    • ADVERTISED LETTERS.
    • DECOY-LETTERS.
  • XIII. Special Agents.
    • WHAT IS REQUIRED OF A SPECIAL AGENT.
    • SPECIAL AGENT OF THE LETTER-CARRIERS’ DEPARTMENT.
    • A LEAF FROM A SPECIAL AGENT’S NOTE-BOOK.
    • THE YOUTHFUL MAIL-ROBBER.
    • THE DISHONEST MERCHANT.
    • LETTERS ADDRESSED TO CITIES ONLY.
    • UNMAILABLE LETTERS.
    • ADDRESSES SHOULD BE LEGIBLE AND COMPLETE.
    • A LAW TO BE REPEALED.
    • POSTAGE ON TRANSIENT PRINTED MATTER.
    • NEWSPAPERS, EXCHANGES, ETC.
    • LETTER ADDRESSES.54
    • THE MONEY-ORDER SYSTEM.
    • GENERAL PRINCIPLES OF THE MONEY-ORDER SYSTEM.
    • FREEDOM OF THE PRESS.
    • POST-OFFICE CURIOSITIES.
    • NEWSPAPERS.
    • WATCH YOUR LETTER-BOXES.
    • SUGGESTIONS TO THE PUBLIC, ETC.
    • FORBIDDEN ARTICLES.
    • LETTER-CARRIERS, THEIR COMPENSATION, ETC.
    • ONE-CENT SYSTEM.
    • THE DISTRIBUTION OF LETTERS IN EUROPE.
  • XIV. Miscellaneous.
    • THE ANDERSONVILLE POST-OFFICE.
    • A CHAPTER OF ACCIDENTS.
    • A SCENE AT THE PHILADELPHIA POST-OFFICE.
    • THE POST COMES IN.
    • WATCH THE WASTE PAPER.
    • SEALING-WAX.
    • COMPLAINTS ABOUT MISTAKES.
    • A LAW CASE.
    • POSTAGE-STAMPS.
    • REPORT OF MR. GEORGE PLITT.
    • ENGLISH POST-OFFICE.
    • FRANKING PRIVILEGE.
    • PENNY POSTAGE.
    • LETTER-CARRIERS IN PARIS.
    • INDECENT POSTAL MATTER.
    • ESPIONAGE OVER THE POST-OFFICE IN FRANCE.
    • THE POST-OFFICE SOLVENT.
    • SALARIES OF POSTMASTERS.
    • THE PENNY POST.
  • XV. Tales of the Post-Office.
    • THE VICTIM OF LOVE.
    • THE SIREN.
  • XVI. Addenda.
    • ABRAHAM LINCOLN.
  • FOOTNOTES:
  • INDEX.
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