Autograph Letter signed ("Nahum Capen"), as Postmaster, to the Honorable W.H. English pf Washington, D.C. Nahum Capen.

He Introduced the Mail Box

Autograph Letter signed ("Nahum Capen"), as Postmaster, to the Honorable W.H. English pf Washington, D.C.

Boston: March 30, 1860.

One page, on "Post Office" letterhead. 1 vols. 12mo. He Introduced the Mail Box. Three tape repairs at folds, chip from outer edge. Item #221685

Nahum Capen (1804-1886) , historian, phrenologist, and postmaster, served as Postmaster of Boston from 1857-1861, and "is said to have been the first postmaster in the country to introduce street letter-boxes and to work out a free delivery system."

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