Cas (aella_irene) wrote in little_details,

Postal Times to Egypt in the 1810s.

Setting: Regency England, 1818

I have a character who is writing to the father of the woman he wants to marry to ask for permission. The father is in Egypt, probably somewhere around Thebes, but I'm not sure, and my character isn't either. The father is working for the Foreign Office in an unofficial capacity, as far as the family knows, he and his wife are travelling. Would letters for them go in the diplomatic bag, or by other means? And how long would it take a letter to get there, and then back?
Tags: 1810-1819, egypt: history, uk: history: regency period, ~postal service

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