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COVERS SENT FROM HAWAII BETWEEN JULY 1, 1851 AND MARCH 1, 1852


Hono. Date MH#/ Shaffer SF Date Mahoney# (Williams) Ship Notes
1851
1. - - 8/12 3-1 (red) (280) Cynosure 7/11 (from Lahaina) - 8/4 Prepaid (?) to De Witt Alexander, Harrisburg, Pa., forwarded to New Haven, Conn., w/Bush & Co., Lahaina, boxed forwarder mark, stamped "40" and boxed "PAID/5" indicating fee to forward from Harrisburg; the "40" is stricken through and the 5 forwarding fee perhaps credited from the overpayment of the letter rate; handled out of the mail to SF and no ship fee charged; Republic departed SF for Panama Aug. 13
2. 8/21 - 10/1 5-2 Catherine 8/23-9/29 Collect to Fairbanks & Co., St. Johnsburg, datelined August 21, 1851, from B. F. Snow
3. - - 11/1 10
410
Emilie
9/23-10/27
Stampless prepaid outer letter sheet from R. C. Wyllie, Hawaii Foreign Minister, to Elizabeth Ricord, Newark, New Jersey
4. - - - - Aldebaran 10/24-11/18 or Flavius 10/25-11/15 Express to Wood & Nye, New Bedford, Mass. w/oval Gregory's Honolulu Express; dateline Hilo, Oct. 24, 1851 w/"Ship Illinois" and "Paid 25"; the Illinois departed Honolulu Oct. 24 for New Bedford (arr. May 20, 1853) but this letter most probably was carried via San Francisco
5. - - 12/4 5-2 (black) Corsair 11/5-12/2 Collect from Tasmania (arrived at Honolulu 10/27 per Helen) to Stone, Silsbee & Pickman, Salem, Mass. w/stamped "12" and m/s "per 'Helen' for Honolulu"; the Golden Gate departed SF for Panama Dec. 5
6. - - 1/1_ 7-1336 (red) Laura Bevan 12/4-1/10 or Wyandot 12/15-1/2 or Golden Rule 12/16-1/1 Stampless prepaid w/red SF "6" for prepaid error rate omitting the ship fee and "PAID" to Charlotte Boyd, Philadelphia; steamer California sailed from SF on January 16
1852
7. - - 2/18 5-2 and 336 (red) Geo. Washington 1/18- 2/17 via Lahaina or Honolulu Packet 1/17-2/17 via Lahaina Prepaid w/Scott No. 3 (mostly torn off), Bash 3-9; dated at Kahului from 12/30/51 to 1/3/52, to Tomlinson, Brookfield, Conn.; SF stamped "6" for prepaid error rate omitting the ship fee; Panama departed SF for Panama Feb. 18; earliest known use of a Missionary stamp and of Scott No. 3
8. 2/10 236.05 I 9-1 3/20 7-1 336 (red) Noble 2/27-3/16 Prepaid with a missing Scott No. 3 with red SF "6" cds for prepaid error rate omitting the ship fee and "PAID"; sent to Alexander at Harrisburg, Pennsylvania; SF cds dtd. on stmr departure for Panama
9. 2/20 236.05 I 9-1 ? ? 336 (red) Noble 2/27-3/16 Prepaid triple weight w/Scott No. 3, strip of three to Dawson, NY; red "PAID" and m/s "18" for prepaid error rate omitting the ship fee; SF cancel date torn
10. 2/21 236.05 I 9-1 3/20 7-1 336 (red) Noble 2/27-3/16 Prepaid with Scott No. 3 (only a remnant remains) w/red SF "6" cds for prepaid error rate omitting the ship fee and "PAID" to Silas Hall, Brookfield, VT; SF cds dtd. on stmr departure for Panama
11. 2/25 236.05 I 9-1 3/20 7-1 336 (red) Noble 2/27-3/16 Stampless prepaid w/red SF "6" cds for prepaid error rate omitting the ship fee and "PAID" to Simeon R. Curtis, Moline, Ill.; SF cds dtd. on stmr departure for Panama
12. 2/25 236.05 I 9-1 4/5 5-2 336 (red) Eagle 2/25-3/26 Stampless prepaid to Armstrong w/"PAID" and "6" for prepaid error rate omitting the ship fee; the Eagle sailed via Lahaina; SF cds dtd. on stmr departure for Panama

COVERS SENT TO HAWAII BETWEEN JULY 1, 1851 AND MARCH 1, 1852


Rec'vd. Date Town Origin Date Ship Notes
1. ? Lahaina New York 5/20/51 ? To William Dawson, Lahaina w/NY "40" cds; m/s "John W. Stout/May 25, 1851"
2. ? Honolulu Boston 5/24/51 ? To Makee, Anthon & Co. w/"PAID" and "40" plus m/s "10" for Hawaiian rate
3. ? Honolulu Boston 6/23/51 ? To Makee, Anthon w/Gregory's blue "Collect" and m/s "25"; express mail outside the official mail
4. ? Honolulu New York 8/3 ? To Dwight Baldwin, Lahaina, w/NY cds Aug. 6, red PAID and "6" overstruck at Honolulu w/ms 5; probably received in October, 1851
5. ? Honolulu Boston 12/8/51 ? To Makee, Anthon, Honolulu w/"PAID" and m/s "5" and "6"
6. ? Honolulu New York 12/9/51 ? To L.H. Gulick, Honolulu w/pencil "6" and "5" and NY cds "6"
7. ? Honolulu London 1851 ? To John Robson, Honolulu; straightline "Bishopgate Street" and via Smith Bros., SF; 1851 London cds
8. ? Honolulu SF 1851 Gazelle To Vida, Honolulu w/"per Gazelle" m/s and straightline blue "GREGORY'S/EXPRESS/San Francisco Office" and oval "NOT PAID"
1852
9. ? Honolulu San Francisco (?) 1852 Baltimore Stampless outer letter sheet to R.C. Janion, Honolulu w/oval GBPost fwd mark and m/s "Per 'Baltimore'"
10. 2/9 Honolulu San Francisco 1/15/52 ?
11. 2/16 Lahaina Raiatea 12/19/51 Excel From Raiatea to Rev. Baldwin, Lahaina
12. - Lahaina Brooklyn 1/3/52 ? US No. 11(x2) to Baldwin c/o Castle & Cook and m/s "5"
13. 4/28 Oahu New York 1/8/52 ? Stampless to Mrs. L.H. Gulick w/NYC cds dtd 1/8, red "PAID" in arc, red pencil m/s "10" and large pencil m/s "12" (double weight: US 6 x 2 and Hawaii 5 x 2 but no rating for ship fee)

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