Thursday, May 11

Addressing Your Letter

This may be the easiest part of the whole letter writing process... if you're participating in the Acasta's Mail Packet project, then addressing your letter is EASY, it would be addressed thusly:

Recipient's Rank and Name
HMS Acasta
PORTSMOUTH

While a 'return address' was occasionally added, it was not a universal thing like we know on the mail of today.

Here are a few examples from the period:




From the British Postal Museum & Archive

and the Bath Postal Museum

and some examples from letters that were part of the last Mail Packet addressed specifically to members of the Acasta:



Stop by again tomorrow and let's tackle my favorite bit... the wax seal!

2 comments:

  1. What about letters (such as from the admiralty) delivered on return to Portsmouth, as your timeline indicates?

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    1. Sorry that was my bad, I forgot to adjust the address info. I fixed it. PORTSMOUTH :)

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