Jesse Mansell Letter (1909)

A letter written by Jesse Mansell to his Post Office colleagues, announcing his retirement on 31 December 1909. Mr Mansell charts some of his memories of his time at Portsmouth Office and the many changes he had seen in the postal system throughout the Victorian era, such as the first Travelling Post Office, the opening of the Post Office Savings Bank and the transfer of the Telegraph from the Old Electric Company to the Royal Mail.