Wednesday, April 23, 2014

“My Dear Samuel…” May 16, 1994

This found letter discovered between pages an old book, was written Wednesday, May 16th, 1894 near Greenland and was postmarked almost 3 months later in Philadelphia on August 7, 1894. Page 3 of the letter notes the sailing ship the writer was on getting stuck in drift ice, and on June 9th seeing “the green ray as the sun set we have no night now.”

Close-up of the embossed seal on the letter. It looks like a capital dome, but I cannot make out the lettering above it.