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David Allen Lambert

David Allen Lambert
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Question: I discovered my great-grandmother's brother was a local postmaster in Maine.  Can you tell me where I can find out the cost to mail a letter in the 1870's to 1910's? His diaries discuss the rate changes, and I thought it would be helpful to follow along with a list.

Answer:  This website provides the costs for U.S. Postal rates for letters and postcards from the 1860's to present -

Posted by David Lambert at 10/23/2012 11:34:06 PM | 

My ancestor, Charles H. Mackay was a telegraph operator at Ponemah Station in Amherst NH in the late 1800's. I believe that position also was considered "postmaster" but now sure?
Posted by: Brenda Perry ( Email ) at 10/29/2012 10:05 AM

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