Date Published: 1919
Binding: No binding
Typed Letter Signed (TLS), St-Johns, June 18, 1919 to Dean Saunders. Octavo, 2 pages. 2 punch holes in margin, one slightly into the last letter of the signature.
On postal developments in Newfoundland, specifically on a trans-Atlantic airpost stamp and the delivery to London, England. “On Friday a limited quantity of mail was got together from various offices for transmission to London by the Vickers-Vimy aeroplane, then ready to undertake the trans-Atlantic journey at the first favorable journey”.
Richard A. Squires was a lawyer, newspaper publisher, and politician and possibly Newfoundland’s most controversial political leader. Squires was born in Harbour Grace, Newfoundland. He became the 6th Premier of Newfoundland a few months later on Nov. 17th 1919 until 1923 and then again from 1928 to 1932 however, both of these terms ended amid controversy and contumely. Squires, who was knighted in 1921 and was to be one of the very few Newfoundland prime ministers to be named to the King's Privy Council.