1861 Hong Kong Stampless Letter With Cover By F.d.williams Of Wetmore & Cryder
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1861 Hong Kong Stampless Letter With Cover By F.d.williams Of Wetmore & Cryder:
Thisrare folded stampless letterwith cover was sent by Frank Williams of Wetmore Cryder & Co. fromHong Kong to his wife in Greenfield, Massachusetts. The three page letter is dated "Hong Kong 31st Aug. 1861". Wetmore Cryder & Co. was a New York based China Trade firm. In this letter Williams tells his wife "Doll" that he is leaving Hong Kong for Shanghai and that he is looking forward to seeing all his friends in Shanghai, however, he enjoys living in Hong Kong is says it is "Quite Pleasant".The letter wasmailed Sept. 11, 1861 and arrived inNew York on November 15, 1861. Each page measures approx. 5 x 6 1/2 inches. There is a small tear in the envelope, however, the letter is in excellent condition! !