VICTORIA FALLS
EARLY POSTAL HISTORY AND BSAC PERIOD
EARLY POSTAL HISTORY AND BSAC PERIOD
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REVEREND EMILE BOITEUX 1901 (May), BSAC 1d blue postal stationery card addressed to Switzerland and endorsed ‘Via England’. The message is headed ‘Senanga’, is dated the 10th April and informs his in-laws about the birth of his son ‘Georges Albert’. The card entered the postal system at SHESHEKE where a double circle datestamp was struck on the 3rd May. The impressed stamp was cancelled in transit at BULAWAYO on the 30th May and was received at Verrières on the 30th June, 81 days after being written.
 
Note: Reverend Emile Boiteux was a missionary with the Paris Evangelical Missionary Society. The mission station at Senanga was approximately 400km north-west of Livingstone and the Victoria Falls. The card would have passed through Livingstone / Victoria Falls on its way to Bulawayo.

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