lot # 1963 - brit. colonies egypt kingdom
1825 (April 13): Entire letter written from Cairo to Bradford, Yorkshire written from the British Consulate, with long and fascinating content regarding the journey from Alexandria on newly built Canal "which the present Pasha has lately cut to the Nile" and the journey "to Boulac which is the Port of Cairo", the letter then continues with comments regarding the dredging machines of a Mr. Galloway and the "traffic on Canal is great due to the Cotton trade" and the abundant crops of wheat, clover, barley, thereafter with the writer's visit to the Pasha, the Pyramids etc. The entire disinfected with chisel slits and splashed with vinegar against Cholera and struck on reverse with step type "MILFORD / SHIP LETTER" in red (Robertson S3). A magnificent report on Egyptian life and a rare entire. Signed Todd AIEP.
Catalogue 244: Europe & Overseas