1840/1841 1D BLACKS CORRESPONDENCE RELATING TO THE 'ALEXANDER' FAMILY OF SUFFOLK (BANKERS). Fine letter from Tottenham to 'Richard D Alexander Ipswich Suffolk' with annotation at lower left 'For A.A.' (Ann Alexander, his wife) with fine 1d grey-black pl.2 (SG3) lettered QG tied fine red M.C. Letter to Ann Alexander references 'Mechanic's Institute' and 'electrical apparatus for a lecture by our teacher...'. Stamp shows 10 o'clock ray flaw and 'Q' VERY MISPLACED. On reverse fine TOTTENHAM date stamp NO 24 1840. The second cover from the same correspondence and dated 7th of May 1841 bears fine 1d black pl.5 (SG2) lettered OB with four close to good margins, tied fine black M.C., on reverse TOTTENHAM date stamp 7 MY 1841 and IPSWICH date stamp MY 8 1841. Letter references 'We went up in a fly to London..' mentions a house in Fulham 'fitted up in the style of Henry 8th' and 'I went to a bible meeting with all the boys...'. Third usage is a front dated 25/1/1841, at top very fine printed imprint 'FROM THE COUNTRY BANKERS' AGENCY.' in black and addressed to 'Mefsrs. Alexander and Co., Bankers, Ipswich.' with fine 1d black pl.1B (SG2) lettered TI tied red-brown Maltese Cross, this imprint not seen by us before. The Alexander family in Ipswich were Quakers and successful bankers throughout Suffolk. A very fine trio ex Tom Slemons gold medal collection. (Ref 118873).