Thomas Moule - The Blind Letter Cartographer RSS

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Back in the early 19th century life was different than today. At the Post Office there worked a man named Thomas Moule, who was the inspector of "Blind Letters". These letters have nothing to do with Braille, they were letters whose addresses were illegible or indecipherable and needed someone to interpret their intended destination. A laborious task that involved a keen eye and attention to detail. Thomas Moule got this job after he had run a book store for a number of years in Duke Street, Grosvenor Square, in London. Which is near to where the American Embassy is situated...

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