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1837 British Stampless Cover - Totally Clueless

 
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Posted 01/23/2020   9:04 pm  Show Profile Check Battlestamps's eBay Listings Bookmark this topic Add Battlestamps to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Hey All,
The only thing I'm certain of about this cover is that it's British and dated June 13, 1837. Beyond that, I'm completely clueless as to where it came from and where it went. I've tried few of my own handwriting translations, but no dice. Anyone want to take a crack at it? Thanks!





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Posted 01/24/2020   12:02 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Bobby De La Rue to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Posted from London to a solicitors firm in Cirencester. Rated 9d (80 to 120 miles).

The surname of the author looks like Lawrence. He is writing from a place ending in 'fields', possibly Lincoln's Inn Fields.
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Edited by Bobby De La Rue - 01/24/2020 12:14 am
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Posted 01/24/2020   12:20 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rod222 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Nice work Bobby,
John Lawrence

"I remain
Yours very truly" ?

Addressed to Messrs Lawrence ?????

John would have failed my handwriting class,
imagine the poor old postie.
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Edited by rod222 - 01/24/2020 02:39 am
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Posted 01/24/2020   02:27 am  Show Profile Check GeoffHa's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add GeoffHa to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
explanation as ? satisfy the ?
the best prices were obtained/attained

Addressed to Cirencester,I think.
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Posted 01/24/2020   03:45 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Bobby De La Rue to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Got the addressee:

Lawrence & Newmarch
Solicitors
Cirencester

See here: https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/362804465830
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Bravo Bobby,
I had Lawrence and ???march, but could not crack it.

I was presuming legal, and even looked up the 1837 Jurisprudence chronicles.

Often correspondence of this era is not from the common man, but business and legal, which make searching fruitful.

".... explanation, or will intensify the offer.
The best prices were obtained."




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Edited by rod222 - 01/24/2020 04:43 am
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"explanation as will satisfy the offer", I think - you wouldn't use "intensify" in that context.
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Posted 01/24/2020   07:19 am  Show Profile Check Battlestamps's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add Battlestamps to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks Bobby and Rod! I usually can figure out most British stampless covers as there's more clues and better handwriting, but this one just hurt my eyes. I also spent too much time working on "Croomes Atmon" which turned up nil for me.
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Quote:
"Croomes Atmon" which turned up nil for me.


Battlestamps, that is the clerk signing receipt of the correspondence.
His name: J.L.Croomes. Admon. (sic) "Admin"

"Satisfy" it is, Thanks Geoff.

I looked up Lawrence and March (Attorneys at law)
and there is a lot of evidence of them acting on behalf of the sheriff, in the forced sale /auction of property.
That end sentence kind of fits.




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Edited by rod222 - 01/24/2020 10:26 am
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