Tamar, Regarding British India: "Before 1854 (year stamps introduced) receipts were granted, if desired, to the senders of all postal articles. In about 1850 a proper registration service was introduced with a special fee of 8 annas per article."
A good starting point would be to find the published version of the Sir Daniel Cooper Lecture, given at the Royal Philatelic Society London on March 24, 2011, titled "Great Britain: Secured Delivery Leading to the Introduction of Registered Mail, 1450-1862." Inland (domestic) registration started in 1841. Registered mail to the continent appears to have started earlier, and to different parts of the world (and the Empire) at different (later) times.
I was wondering if any of you know when the option to register a letter was first introduced beyond the United Kingdom. I am particularily interested in the option to register letters to British Empire locations in the 19th century. Thoughts on the subject, as well as references to relevant publications, would be welcome!
Tamar Rozett, PhD candidate
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Hello, I am organizing a panel for the 2019 NACBS conference and am looking for one more panelist. The panel, “Protecting Ideals of Property: Legislation, Taxation, and Masculinity in 19th Century Britain” as it is currently conceived, aims to explore changes to understandings of what constituted “property” during the long-19th century. A brief, tentative proposal follows:
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