Lanman & Kemp Correspondence from Great Britain
London, England, January 5, 1864, paid 1/- by 1862 1/- green, plate 1, cover apparently missed the sailing of the Inman Line Etna, and was then sent on the Inman Line City of New York, which departed Liverpool January 14, arrived New York January 28, or was sent my the Allen line Damascus which departed Liverpool January 7, arrived Portland January 26. 21¢ credit to the United States.
London, England, May 17, 1865, 3 cent Great Britain debit to United States, per Inman Line City of Baltimore departed Liverpool May 17, 1865, arrived New York May 30, 1865, "N.Y. AM. PKT. MAY 30 24 OR 32 U.S. NOTES" depreciated currency exchange office marking.
London, England, June 1, 1867, 19 cent Great Britain debit to the United States, per Cunard Line Persia departed Liverpool June 1, arrived New York June 13. "N.Y. BR. PKT. JUN 13 24 OR 32 U.S. NOTES" depreciated currency exchange office marking.
London, England, December 23, 1875 pmk, franked with 2½d rosy mauve plate 3, New York January 5, 1876 Paid All marking on back. Stamp pays the 5¢ GPU rate.
Liverpool January 5, 1864, consignee letter per National Line S.S. Louisiana, contents 10½ cases of essence of bergamont. S.S. Louisiana departed Liverpool February 4, arrived New York February 23, New York Ship Letter Feb 23, 4¢ due.
Liverpool December 21, 1869, consignee letter per Guion Line S.S. Minnesota, contents 20 cases of opium, sent by Thomas Irvine & Co. S.S. Minnesota departed Liverpool December 22, arrived New York January 3, 1870, New York Ship Letter January 3, 4¢ due. The Guion Line held a contract with the United States for sailings to Liverpool starting in December 1869; however, there was no contract with Great Britain, so voyages from Liverpool were not contract sailings. The return trip from New York was the first contract sailing for the Minnesota.
Liverpool March 10, 1876, consignee letter per Guion Line S.S. Wisconsin, contents 25 cases of opium, sent by Thomas Irvine & Co. New York Ship Letter March 23, 4¢ due.