Item #6847 Handwritten cover letter via Cunard Line Paddlestreamer RMS Britannia, NY to Paris. J. A. UNDERWOOD.
Handwritten cover letter via Cunard Line Paddlestreamer RMS Britannia, NY to Paris.
Handwritten cover letter via Cunard Line Paddlestreamer RMS Britannia, NY to Paris.
Handwritten cover letter via Cunard Line Paddlestreamer RMS Britannia, NY to Paris.
UNDERWOOD, J.A.

Handwritten cover letter via Cunard Line Paddlestreamer RMS Britannia, NY to Paris.

Place Published: New York
Publisher: J.A. Underwood
Date Published: 1847
Binding: 

Flat: 7-1/2 x 9-3/4 inches. 4pp only written on two outside pages and was folded to 5-1/34 x 3-1/4 inches.

Dec 14,1847 dated letter via Cunard Line Paddlestreamer MS Britannia, NY to Paris. Was folded now flat, very good condition.

Cover letter to; M… Delahantes Ho Bankers, Paris, France. (Britannia)

From. G.A. Underwood, New York.

Confirms receiving envelope form the bank but not it’s contents. Discuss bills for 15,00 francs. Hopes by the French steamer to make further payment. Signed J.A. Underwood

Image of the ship NOT included, for visual reference only.

RMS Britannia [The First Cunard Liner] was an ocean liner of the British and North American Royal Mail Steam Packet Company, later known as Cunard Steamship Company. She was launched on 5 February 1840, at the yard of Robert Duncan & Company in Greenock, Scotland. In January 1842.

"Let us suppose though you had the money and were keen to embrace the new technology. Step aboard then Cunard's first ship, the paddle steamer BRITANNIA, built on the Clyde by Robert Duncan, engines by Napier. You would be someone of some consequence. Your trunk would contain all the paraphenalia of a rich and important person. Your fellow passengers would be of similar background, breeding and fortune, or even the odd author, such as Charles Dickens."

quoted from the Glydsite Magainze website

Charles Dickens and his wife travelled to the United States on Britannia. In March 1849 she was sold by Cunard to the German Confederation Navy and was renamed SMS Barbarossa.
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