lot # 284 - europe Great Britain
1788 (Feb 14): Entire letter from Lerwick, Shetland Islands to Kirkland House, Leven mailed via Leith and struck with fine two line EDINBURGH / SHIP LRE in red (Robertson S1). Charged '5' in manuscript with '1' (penny) for Ship's Captain deleted. Edinburgh Bishop Mark "MR/8" in red displaying well on reverse. Some weak folds but a scarce entire, unusually for this period written by a Lady, one Barbara Ross, complaining of an unpaid debt from two years before for the provision of stockings.
Catalogue 244: Europe & Overseas