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THE ILLITERATES.

■ The addresses evolved by.illiterate -.-•persons;-are often a sore trial to the Post Office officials. For instance, Queen Victoria's private secretary was once described as "Sur GenarelfPa'h-'., sebe, our Queen's Privet Pus Keeper,' Bucom Palacs,"' while " Walstrets 'Selorshom Tebiekald" resolved itself into "Sailor Home; Wells Street;-to be •called for." Jarrow-on-Tyne has appeared as " Jeripintine," and " Pambore, •near Beas and.'Stoke, 'E^Sie." has done duty for Pamber, near^Basingstoke, Hants. . .. .... - . A really delightfully vague address, and one which did not reach its destine at ion, was one which read, "Miss Annie W-^—-, London—addressl' not known,"' bu.t another ■■writer, who evidently placed great confidence * in the painstaking efforts of the Post Office, :was rewarded by having his letter plac--■'efi in-the hands it was intended for. He.pimply 'gave his friend's name, and .-.stated tltat he (the friend) was catching thf? 'night boat for France, from Dover* ton (i-given date. The postal authorities

actually took the trouble to go down to the boat and faithfully deliver this cur-iously-addressed letter.

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THE ILLITERATES., Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIII, Issue 8795, 16 February 1914

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THE ILLITERATES. Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIII, Issue 8795, 16 February 1914

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