Tuesday, 3 April 2012

An interesting letter in a cover

An entire cover from Sandakan in 1935 to Ohio USA which transited at Hong Kong. This was by sea mail. There is no evidence of an arrival postmark but my guess it would have taken about 3-4 weeks to get there after passing through the port of San Francisco or Seattle.

This is a nice letter probably from someone in his early teens or younger. He would have been living in North Borneo with his expatriate parents who were most likely to be working in the civil service or one of the foreign owned trading companies or plantations. Most of the expatriate children tended to go to school in UK.
What he was saying about my old school, St Mary's in Sandakan, would have rung true in those days. 

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