VICE ADMIRAL ALFRED F. B. CARPENTER - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 01/31/1935 - HFSID 24071
ALFRED F.B. CARPENTER
Handwritten letter, informing an American that a copy of the
Admiral's book has been mailed to him. Concerned that he was sent more than the
cost of postage, he refunds the difference.
Autograph Letter signed: "A.F.B. Carpenter", 1p, 5x6½.
Gloucestershire, 1935 January 31. Addressed in his hand to Ashley T.
Cole, New York, USA, in full: "Your book, duly inscribed &
autographed, has been forwarded to you today by parcel post, bearing the labels
that you sent for the purpose. I hope that it will reach you safely. In case you
wanted the information I inquired re. parcel postage to USA. It is as follows -
up to 3 lbs - 2/0., 3 to 7 pounds, 3/9, 7 to 11 pounds, 5/9. Thus, I owe you
sixpence - herewith; in fact, something more than a token payment from Great
Britain this time. Yours very truly ". Carpenter saw action during the Boxer
Rebellion (1896-1900). He served under Admiral Jellicoe during WWI, after which
he served as a Navigation Officer on board the Emperor of India. In 1921,
his book The Blocking Of Zeebrugge was published giving his own account
of 'Operation ZB' and the way the blocking operation was carried out. Fine
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