Bechuanaland

Ref: A3864
  • £150.00

1892 ‘Sitwell’ cover and original letter to England with a 6d cancelled MACLOUTSIE AU 28 92. Vryburg SP 5 92 and Beal SP 25 92 datestamps are on the back of the cover. In the letter he has sketched a Gemsbok and has an interesting account of hunting. Captain William Sitwell of the 5th Fusiliers was attached to the Bechuanaland Border Police. The cover probably went by runner to Macloutsie from wherever Sitwell was at that time as the letter was written two days earlier on the 26th August.