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Lanman & Kemp Postal History

Lanman & Kemp has been in the wholesale and retail drug business since 1808. The company's business correspondence from the late 1850s through the early 1880s is available to collectors. Due to the world-wide nature of their business, their correspondence contains examples of most of the major international postal routes in the pre-UPU period.

 

The most common countries of origin for Lanman & Kemp correspondence are Cuba, Colombia, England, and Puerto Rico.  There is extensive correspondence with most the countries of Central and South America, as well as the major islands of the Carribean. 

 

 

 Correspondence By CountryCorrespondence By Postal Route

Asia

Hong Kong

India

Malaysia

Philippines

 

Europe

France

German States

     Bremen

     Hamburg

     Saxony

Great Britain

Italy

Spain

Turkey

 

North America

British Honduras

Cuba

Danish West Indies

Dominican Republic

El Salvador

Grenada

Guatemala

Haiti

Jamaica

Mexico

Netherlands Antilles

Newfoundland

Nicaragua

Puerto Rico

St. Kitts

St. Lucia

Trinidad

United States 

South America

Argentina

Bolivia

Brazil

Chile

Colombia

Ecuador

Peru

Uruguay

Venezuela

 

North Atlantic Mail Routes

British & North American Royal Mail Steam Packet Company (Cunard Line)

New York & Havre Steam Navigation Company (Havre Line)

Hamburg-Amerikanische Packetfahrt Aktien Gesellschaft (HAPAG)

Liverpool & Great Western Steamship Company Ltd. (Guion Line)

Liverpool, New York & Philadelphia Steamship Company (Inman Line)

Norddeutscher Llloyd (North German Lloyd Line)

North Atlantic Steamship Company

Compagnie Generale Transatlantique (French Line / Ligne H)

Vanderbilt European Line

 

United States Steamship Routes

Routes authorized by Congress

United States Mail Steamship Co. (New York - Chagres)

Atlantic and Pacific Steamship Co. (New York - Aspinwall)

Pacific Mail Steamship Co. (San Francisco to Panama and New York - Aspinwall)

Charles Morgan (New Orleans - Vera Cruz)

M.C. Mordecai (Charleston - Havana)

United States and Brazil Mail Steamship Co. (New York - Rio de Janeiro)

Routes authorized by Postmaster

New York - Havana - New Orleans

Waydell & Co. (New York - Bermuda - St. Jago de Cuba)

Baltimore & Havana Steamship Company

Vanderbilt Independent Line (Nicaragua - New York)

San Domingo Steam Line (New York - Santo Domingo)

 

British Mail Routes

North America

Cunard Line (Halifax - Bermuda - St. Thomas)

Royal Mail Steam Packet Co. (West Indies)

South America

Royal Mail Steam Packet Co. (South America)

London, Belgium, Brazil and River Plate Royal Mail Steam Ship Co. (Tait & Co.)

Pacific Steam Navigation Co. (Southampton - East Coast of South America)

Pacific Steam Navigation Co. (West Coast of South America)

Far East

Peninsular & Oriental Steam Navigation Company

 

French Mail Routes

South America

Ligne du Bresil 

Ligne J

Ligne K

Mediterranean

Ligne de Syrie 

Ligne W

Ligne X

 

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