Details For Cover ID# 28307

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Cover Type: USA outbound with stamp(s)
Entered by: dwsnow
Added on:Jun 27, 19
Edited on:Jun 30, 19
Postmark: Sep 23, 1893
Origin: New York, UNITED STATES
Destination: Lambaréné, GABON

1887 2c green postal entire (#U311) with horiz. strip-of-three of 1890 1c dull blue Small Bank Note (#219) tied by multiple strikes of "New York Sep 23 7:30 PM 93" circular datestamp, paying 5c UPU rate, to Lambaréné, Gabon, West Africa. Forwarded to St. Croix, Switzerland, then forwarded to 298 Broadway, New York. Corner card of the Association of the Alumni of Columbia College, New York.

Markings on back: black London Oct 3 93 transit cds, red London Oct 4, 1893 transit cds, Libreville, French Congo 14 Dec 1893 port-of-entry arrival cds, Libreville 18 Dec. 1893 cds (leaving the French Congo), St. Croix, Switzerland 11 Jan. 1894 arrival cds, "P.O.N.Y. Paid All, 1-2-94" arrival cds back in New York.

Lambaréné is a town in Gabon, deep in the interior of what was then called the French Congo, 75 kilometers south of the equator. Lambaréné is located in the Central African Rainforest on the River Ogooué. The cover is addressed to Rev. Herman Jacot, a Presbyterian missionary who moved to the French Congo to minister to the natives, and prematurely died on the Ogowé River there in 1895. Jacot sailed for Africa in August 1890 with his wife Helene Ladore of Switzerland, for the Gaboon and Corisco mission of the Presbyterian Foreign Mission in the French Congo. That his wife was from Switzerland may provide a clue why this cover was forwarded to St. Croix, Switzerland. In the "Columbia College in the City of New York, General Catalogue 1754-1894, Officers and Graduates" (1894), he is listed as Rev. Herman Louis Jacot, a 1887 Graduate in Arts, residing at that time in Lambaréné, Ogowé, Congo Francais, West Africa.

Owner's ID: 2183
Certificate? No
For Sale? No
Stampless? No
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[SNS 59] SNS# 59 [1890 1¢ Dull Blue - USA Stamps 1890-1893 Issues]