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Cover of CANADIAN OFFICIAL POSTAL GUIDE

Cover of CANADIAN OFFICIAL POSTAL GUIDE

Canadian Post Office Publications

Introduction

This database provides access to approximately 25 000 pages of official administrative directives concerning the Canadian Post Office. Published between 1759 and 1900, these directives come primarily from three types of publications: the Canadian Official Postal Guide (1863 to 1900), administrative circulars (1812 to 1900) and a few federal government publications. These publications, digitised in both official languages, when available, provide access to over 675 documents.

The database allows users to Browse By Date the documents online and also to Search using full-text and/or date, making it possible to locate a post office, find the postage rate for a specific period, obtain instructions for mailing dangerous goods, etc.