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The Royal Mail Its Curiosities and Romance

By James Wilson Hyde
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  • THE ROYAL MAIL
  • THE ROYAL MAIL
    • ITS CURIOSITIES AND ROMANCE BY JAMES WILSON HYDE SUPERINTENDENT IN THE GENERAL POST-OFFICE, EDINBURGH
    • PREFACE TO THIRD EDITION.
    • PREFACE TO SECOND EDITION.
    • INTRODUCTION.
    • CONTENTS.
    • ILLUSTRATIONS.
  • THE ROYAL MAIL
    • CHAPTER I.
      • OLD ROADS.
    • OLD ROADS.
    • CHAPTER II.
      • POSTBOYS.
    • POSTBOYS.
    • CHAPTER III.
      • STAGE AND MAIL COACHES.
    • STAGE AND MAIL COACHES.
    • CHAPTER IV.
      • FOOT-POSTS.
    • FOOT-POSTS.
    • CHAPTER V.
      • MAIL-PACKETS
    • MAIL-PACKETS
    • CHAPTER VI.
      • SHIPWRECKED MAILS.
    • SHIPWRECKED MAILS.
    • CHAPTER VII.
      • AMOUNT OF WORK.
    • AMOUNT OF WORK.
    • CHAPTER VIII.
      • GROWTH OF CERTAIN POST-OFFICES.
    • GROWTH OF CERTAIN POST-OFFICES.
    • CHAPTER IX.
      • CLAIMS FOR POST-OFFICE SERVICE.
    • CLAIMS FOR POST-OFFICE SERVICE.
    • CHAPTER X.
      • THE TRAVELLING POST-OFFICE.
    • THE TRAVELLING POST-OFFICE.
    • CHAPTER XI.
      • SORTERS AND CIRCULATION.
    • SORTERS AND CIRCULATION.
    • CHAPTER XII.
      • PIGEON-POST.
    • PIGEON-POST.
    • CHAPTER XIII.
      • ABUSE OF THE FRANKING PRIVILEGE, AND OTHER PETTY FRAUDS.
    • ABUSE OF THE FRANKING PRIVILEGE, AND OTHER PETTY FRAUDS.
    • CHAPTER XIV.
      • STRANGE ADDRESSES.
    • STRANGE ADDRESSES.
    • CHAPTER XV.
      • POST-OFFICE ROBBERIES.
    • POST-OFFICE ROBBERIES.
    • CHAPTER XVI.
      • TELEGRAPHIC BLUNDERS.
    • TELEGRAPHIC BLUNDERS.
    • CHAPTER XVII.
      • HOW LETTERS ARE LOST.
    • HOW LETTERS ARE LOST.
    • CHAPTER XVIII.
      • ODD COMPLAINTS.
    • ODD COMPLAINTS.
    • CHAPTER XIX.
      • CURIOUS LETTERS ADDRESSED TO THE POST-OFFICE.
    • CURIOUS LETTERS ADDRESSED TO THE POST-OFFICE.
    • CHAPTER XX.
      • SINGULAR COINCIDENCES.
    • SINGULAR COINCIDENCES.
    • CHAPTER XXI.
      • SAVINGS-BANK CURIOSITIES.
    • SAVINGS-BANK CURIOSITIES.
    • CHAPTER XXII.
      • REPLIES TO MEDICAL INQUIRIES.
    • REPLIES TO MEDICAL INQUIRIES.
    • CHAPTER XXIII.
      • VARIOUS.
    • VARIOUS.
    • CHAPTER XXIV.
      • ABOUT POSTMASTERS.
    • ABOUT POSTMASTERS.
    • CHAPTER XXV.
      • RED TAPE.
      • FOOTNOTES
      • Transcriber's Notes:
    • RED TAPE.
    • FOOTNOTES
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