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Chalmers, Patrick

Submission of The Sir Rowland Hill Committee

Third Edition, with Decision of The Dictionary of National Biography in Favour of James Chalmers
Publisher: Effingham Wilson, London, 1887

Paperback, 83 pages, spine worn with loss of some pieces, rear cover coming loose, very light vertical crease to front cover & first few pages caused by folding, occasional page-corners creased. A fragile item, in Good condition.

One of the pamphlets written by Patrick Chalmers promoting his father, James Chalmers, as the true inventor of the adhesive postage stamp. Sir Rowland Hill’s son, Pearson Hill, also published pamphlets putting his family’s side of the argument in what became known as the “Chalmers-Hill Controversy”. Rare.


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