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  • Date Published: May 2015
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781107511644

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  • Originally published in 1938 as part of the English Institutions series, this book contains a history of the General Post Office in the UK. Crutchley begins by examining the historic roots of the modern postal system, then goes on to describe how the post office fulfils its various roles in society in Britain and internationally, especially in the wake of the telephone and telegraph. The text is illustrated with a number of photographs showing postal infrastructure both past and present, and includes an analysis of philately. This book will be of value to anyone with an interest in the history of the Royal Mail.

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    Product details

    • Date Published: May 2015
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781107511644
    • length: 296 pages
    • dimensions: 203 x 133 x 16 mm
    • weight: 0.31kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Author's preface
    1. The machine in action
    2. From Jeremiah to James II
    3. Onward to Rowland Hill
    4. The Royal Mail today. Inland services
    5. Overseas mails and a word on philately
    6. The advance of the telephone
    7. The tale of the telegraphs
    8. Foreign telegraphs and wireless
    9. More about the engineers
    10. The post office as banker and stockbroker
    11. Stores and supplies
    12. Finance and accounting
    13. Organisation and control

  • Author

    E. T. Crutchley

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