Ref: P5166
  • £150.00

1820.H.M.S. cover front to London dated MAY 26 1820 that has the signature of the sender, Major General Darling, at the lower left. This Official Mail item would have been sent free, but only one FREE h/s has been recorded. Major General Sir Ralph Darling was commander of British troops in Mauritius from February 1819 to February 1824. He was acting Governor for the last three years. He then served a Governor of New South Wales from 1824 to 1831.