The Early Postal History of Central Africa; Two Important Correspondences
Memoir 5, the Fletcher Jones correspondence, proved to be something of a best-seller, and by mid 2005 it was apparent that the last copies were likely to be sold before the end of the year.
Rather than simply reprint the original version, Alan Drysdall decided to compile a completely revised edition incorporating the information published as an update in the Journal in June 2004, a substantial amount of new information resulting from the appearance on the market of a second batch of covers, and some further comments regarding the early postal routes in N.E. Rhodesia.
Added to this extended version of the Fletcher Jones story is an analysis of the Storey correspondence, the original version of which has also been extended as a result of more covers appearing at auction.
The two correspondences, which are contemporaneous, compliment one another in that the covers addressed to Storey illustrate the postal routes between the UK and Chinde, the British Concession at the mouth of the Zambesi, about which very little has ever been published, and the Fletcher Jones covers provide evidence of the postal routes and post offices within B.C.A. and N.E Rhodesia.
Memoir 6 is comb-bound substantial publication, comprising 150 pages of text with more than 50 illustrations, including three pages in colour, and a foldout map of N.E. Rhodesia, also in colour.
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