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Her Majesty's Mails An Historical and Descriptive Account of the British Post-Office

By William Lewins
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  • HER MAJESTY'S MAILS:
    • PREFACE.
    • CONTENTS.
    • PART I. HISTORICAL ACCOUNT OF THE POST-OFFICE.
    • HER MAJESTY'S MAILS.
    • CHAPTER I. INTRODUCTORY.
      • FOOTNOTES:
    • FOOTNOTES:
    • CHAPTER II. THE RISE OF THE GENERAL POST-OFFICE.
      • FOOTNOTES:
    • FOOTNOTES:
    • CHAPTER III. ON OLD ROADS AND SLOW COACHES.
      • FOOTNOTES:
    • FOOTNOTES:
    • CHAPTER IV. THE SETTLEMENT OF THE POST-OFFICE.
      • FOOTNOTES:
    • FOOTNOTES:
    • CHAPTER V. PALMER AND THE MAIL-COACH ERA.
      • FOOTNOTES:
    • FOOTNOTES:
    • CHAPTER VI. THE TRANSITION PERIOD AT THE POST-OFFICE.
      • FOOTNOTES:
    • FOOTNOTES:
    • CHAPTER VII. SIR ROWLAND HILL AND PENNY POSTAGE.
      • FOOTNOTES:
    • FOOTNOTES:
    • CHAPTER VIII. EARLY RESULTS OF THE PENNY-POSTAGE SCHEME.
      • FOOTNOTES:
    • FOOTNOTES:
    • CHAPTER IX. THE POST-OFFICE AND LETTER-OPENING.
      • FOOTNOTES:
    • FOOTNOTES:
    • CHAPTER X. THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE POST-OFFICE.
      • FOOTNOTES:
    • FOOTNOTES:
    • PART II. DESCRIPTIVE ACCOUNT OF THE POST-OFFICE.
    • PREFATORY.
    • CHAPTER I. THE ORGANIZATION OF THE POST-OFFICE.
      • FOOTNOTES:
    • FOOTNOTES:
    • CHAPTER II. ON THE CIRCULATION OF LETTERS.
      • THE GENERAL POST-OFFICE.
      • THE BLIND LETTER-OFFICE
      • THE DEAD-LETTER OFFICE.
      • THE TRAVELLING POST-OFFICE.
      • A PROVINCIAL POST-OFFICE.
      • FOOTNOTES:
    • THE GENERAL POST-OFFICE.
    • THE BLIND LETTER-OFFICE
    • THE DEAD-LETTER OFFICE.
    • THE TRAVELLING POST-OFFICE.
    • A PROVINCIAL POST-OFFICE.
    • FOOTNOTES:
    • CHAPTER III. ON THE MAIL-PACKET SERVICE.
      • FOOTNOTES:
    • FOOTNOTES:
    • CHAPTER IV. ON POSTAGE-STAMPS.
      • FOOTNOTES:
    • FOOTNOTES:
    • CHAPTER V. POST-OFFICE SAVINGS' BANKS.
      • FOOTNOTES:
    • FOOTNOTES:
    • CHAPTER VI. BEING MISCELLANEOUS AND SUGGESTIVE.
      • FOOTNOTES:
    • FOOTNOTES:
    • CHAPTER VII. CONCERNING SOME OF THE POPULAR MISCONCEPTIONS AND MISREPRESENTATIONS TO WHICH THE POST-OFFICE IS LIABLE.
      • FOOTNOTES:
    • FOOTNOTES:
    • APPENDIX.
    • APPENDIX (A). CHIEF OFFICERS OF THE POST-OFFICE
      • ENGLAND.
        • Post-Office District Surveyors.
      • Post-Office District Surveyors.
      • IRELAND.
      • SCOTLAND.
    • ENGLAND.
      • Post-Office District Surveyors.
    • Post-Office District Surveyors.
    • IRELAND.
    • SCOTLAND.
    • APPENDIX (B). ABSTRACT OF THE PRINCIPAL REGULATIONS.
      • THE LETTER-POST.
      • REGISTERED LETTERS.
      • FOREIGN AND COLONIAL LETTER-POSTS.
      • NEWSPAPER POSTS.
      • PARLIAMENTARY PROCEEDINGS.
      • THE BOOK-POST.
      • THE PATTERN-POST.
      • MONEY-ORDERS.
      • POST-OFFICE SAVINGS BANKS.
      • MISCELLANEOUS REGULATIONS.
      • LONDON DISTRICT POSTS.
      • THE "POSTE RESTANTE" AT THE GENERAL POST-OFFICE.
      • FOOTNOTES:
    • THE LETTER-POST.
    • REGISTERED LETTERS.
    • FOREIGN AND COLONIAL LETTER-POSTS.
    • NEWSPAPER POSTS.
    • PARLIAMENTARY PROCEEDINGS.
    • THE BOOK-POST.
    • THE PATTERN-POST.
    • MONEY-ORDERS.
    • POST-OFFICE SAVINGS BANKS.
    • MISCELLANEOUS REGULATIONS.
    • LONDON DISTRICT POSTS.
    • THE "POSTE RESTANTE" AT THE GENERAL POST-OFFICE.
    • FOOTNOTES:
    • APPENDIX (C). INFORMATION RELATIVE TO THE APPOINTMENTS IN THE POST-OFFICE SERVICE.
      • FOOTNOTES:
    • FOOTNOTES:
    • APPENDIX (D).
      • APPOINTMENTS IN THE CHIEF OFFICE IN LONDON. (Extracted from the Estimates of 1864-5.)
      • PRINCIPAL APPOINTMENTS IN THE CHIEF OFFICES OF DUBLIN AND EDINBURGH.
      • APPOINTMENTS, WITH SALARIES, OF THE FIVE PRINCIPAL PROVINCIAL ESTABLISHMENTS IN ENGLAND AND SCOTLAND.
      • INFORMATION RESPECTING OTHER PRINCIPAL PROVINCIAL POST OFFICES.
      • FOOTNOTES:
    • APPOINTMENTS IN THE CHIEF OFFICE IN LONDON. (Extracted from the Estimates of 1864-5.)
    • PRINCIPAL APPOINTMENTS IN THE CHIEF OFFICES OF DUBLIN AND EDINBURGH.
    • APPOINTMENTS, WITH SALARIES, OF THE FIVE PRINCIPAL PROVINCIAL ESTABLISHMENTS IN ENGLAND AND SCOTLAND.
    • INFORMATION RESPECTING OTHER PRINCIPAL PROVINCIAL POST OFFICES.
    • FOOTNOTES:
    • APPENDIX (E).
      • FOOTNOTES:
    • FOOTNOTES:
    • APPENDIX (F). CONVEYANCE OF MAILS BY RAILWAY.
    • APPENDIX (G). MANUFACTURE OF POSTAGE-LABELS AND ENVELOPES.
    • APPENDIX (H).
      • RESULTS OF POSTAL REFORM.
      • RESULTS.
      • FOOTNOTES:
    • RESULTS OF POSTAL REFORM.
    • RESULTS.
    • FOOTNOTES:
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