1838 'PER GREAT WESTERN' TRANSATLANTIC MAIL/'BRISTOL SHIP LETTER' HAND STAMP. 1838 wrapper to 'Messrs N. M Rothschild and Sons London' with manuscript 'per Great Western' and sent on the second return voyage, which left New York 25 6 38 and arrived Bristol 8 7 38, charged'2/6'. On front fine strike of the boxed step-type 'BRISTOL/SHIP- LETTER' hand stamp in black (BS324). On reverse London date stamp 10 JY 1838. Very fine. (Ref 90645).