Free front sent from London to Bath, dated Jul 15th 1834
Addressed to Captain Mangles RN, 18 Circus, Bath
Markings Ref (JT Whitney 7th Ed) – Double rim Evening Duty Free stamp in red dated OC 9 1834 1A/11 p10, plus TP Albany St two line in black 2/22 (J), p19 (cat £5)
Signed by “C Berkeley”
George Charles Berkeley (1800-1881).
1832-52 – MP for Gloucester West
The addressee, Captain James Mangles (1786-1867) was a Captain in the Royal Navy who served during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars, and was actively involved in the botanical, horticultural and commercial life of early colonial Western Australia.