Picture Postcard of a Steamer on the Brahmaputra River Postmarked Calcutta India Glasgow Cramond Bridge 1904

$150.00

A picture postcard sent by Jennie Menzies (“JM”) to her brother (A.W.C. Menzies, a chemistry professor) from Calcutta with this message written around the photograph of a river steamer steaming away from the beach, with a tent in the foreground: “Calcutta 21/7/04 A river steamer on the Brahmaputra. It has landed me and my baggage on the sand bank, where I had to wait three days before I could procure a sufficient number of coventry carts to take me inland to the foot of the Himalayas.”

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India. A picture postcard sent by Jennie Menzies (“JM”) to her brother (A.W.C. Menzies, a chemistry professor) from Calcutta with this message written around the photograph of a river steamer steaming away from the beach, with a tent in the foreground: “Calcutta 21/7/04 A river steamer on the Brahmaputra. It has landed me and my baggage on the sand bank, where I had to wait three days before I could procure a sufficient number of coventry carts to take me inland to the foot of the Himalayas.” Addressed to A.W.C. Menzies, Esq., M.S., BSc., with an added label forwarding the postcard to him at Braepark, Cramond Brig, Midlothian, with an added pencil annotation, “Plockton Rosshire.” A red, one anna stamp of King Edward VII, perfectly postmarked “Wellsley Street 21 JL 04 Calcutta,” as the point of origin. The card also has a postmark from Glasgow August 9, 1904 and another from Cramond Bridge August 9, 1904 on the added forwarding address label. There is another postmark only partially legible. Slight wear and soiling, otherwise good.

Back of the post card, showing post marks from Calcutta, Glasgow and Cramond Bridge 1904. A red one anna India postage stamp of King Edward VII.