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WRECK of the Private Ship "ROBERT" at Egg Island, Bahamas, journey continued by "Lord Eldon"
A newly discovered wreck entire written "Nassau 11 Dec 1816" marked "Robert" changed "Lord Eldon" to Glasgow landed with PORTSMOUTH/SHIP LETTER rated 1/4 and 1/6 with poor boxed Scottish wheel tax "", two chisel slits, rarely found on Private Ship Letters from the BWI, struck from reverse (about 1 inches or 1 6/16th inches or 17mm) with (London) 13 FE 13 1817 b/stamp, Glasgow 16 FEB receiver above address panel.
Robert entered Lloyd's Register in 1815 as an American prize. Until 1822 the brig was a West Indiaman based in Liverpool and sailing to the Bahamas or Havana. Lloyd's List reported (FE 2 1817) that the "Robert", Wilkes, master, had been sailing from New Providence to Liverpool when she struck a reef off Egg Island, Bahamas, and had to put back for repairs.
£2000

BAHAMAS and BRITISH HONDURAS postal history:
1835 entire written June 17th from Anne Edgar, 6 Mary Place, to her son Alexander Edgar, 2nd West Indies Regiment, Nassau, New Providence, Bahamas re-directed Honduras (docketted as received 18 Oct 35) rated 2/5 plus Scottish toll tax "".
Scottish toll applied on more than two wheel mail carrying coaches period June 18th 1813 to December 5th 1839.
£185
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