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Cover Type: USA domestic stampless
Entered by: dwsnow
Added on:Dec 24, 21
Edited on:Dec 24, 21
 
Postmark: Sep 4, 1844
Origin: Norwich, Colorado, UNITED STATES
Destination: Boston, Massachusetts, UNITED STATES
 
Description:

"American Letter Mail Company. Office No. 12 State Street Boston" red oval handstamp (Bowman type F03) and "Collect 6¼ cts. Boston Office" red fancy boxed marking (Bowman type C01) on folded outer letter sheet from Norwich  to Boston, where both markings were applied at destination. Docketing "Edw. Whiting, Norwich Sept. 4 1844".  "169 Tremont" street address scribbled in pencil by carrier. Ex-David Jarrett and John Olenkiewicz.

The addressee, Col. James Fowle Baldwin (1782 –1862) was an early American civil engineer who worked with his father and brothers on the Middlesex Canal, surveyed and designed the Boston and Lowell Railroad and the Boston and Albany Railroad, the first Boston  water supply from Lake Cochituate, and many other early engineering projects. He was the first president of the Boston Society of Civil Engineers and served one term as a Senator from Suffolk County to the Massachusetts Senate, then served as a Boston Water Commissioner.

Owner's ID: 2616
 
Certificate? No
For Sale? No
Stampless? Yes