Shipwreck - Lady Emily, Bermuda

Ref: G5219
  • £2950.00

LADY EMILY 1813 BERMUDA. A letter written from Spanish Town, Jamaica on April 25th 1813 and marked "By packet, Lady Emily " to Arbroath, Scotland, Paid 5/- and 4/8 with an additional boxed "½" Scottish toll with a London 10 AU 1813 transit backstamp and AUG 13 1813 arrival h/s on the front. A straight line ‘SPANISH TOWN JA’ marking is on the back. Mail from Jamaica left on the Lady Emily packet on MY 22 1813 which was wrecked on the reefs off Bermuda on June 9th 1813, with all mails, passengers and crew saved (as reported in the Lloyds list (4791) of 30 July 1813 and in the BERMUDA GAZETTE June 19 1813). Mail from the wrecked Lady Emily was possibly carried home by the Duke of Montrose packet, which was captured and ransomed by the U S Frigate ‘President’. A journey time of 82 days to Arbroath. A unique wreck cover, unrecorded by Hoggarth and Gwynn.