Ref: A4196
  • £975.00

1855 folded letter to Salem, Mass. U.S.A. headed Gambia Dec 30th 1855 endorsed on the front per “Wardale”. A New York Ship FEB 15 ‘5’ cts cancel is on the front of the letter, which gives a long 3 page account of trading conditions (and all their problems) during that time written by Charles Stevens, a trader sent out to West Africa by his company. A fascinating read, and an early letter from Gambia to an unusual destination !