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How Postal Treaties Influenced Post Office Reforms
9th Postal History Symposium
June 2, 2016
Jacob Javits Convention Center, New York City
Meeting Room 1E19

Thursday, June 2
9:00 – 10:00 a.m.
Introduction and Keynote
10:00 - 11:30 a.m.
Symposium Session 1

A Non-Treaty Postal Agreement of the United States Post Office Department with the British Post Office as a significant early step towards the development of United States airmail to foreign destinations - Murray Abramson (read abstract)

Newspapers in the Mails: Postal Unification of the British American Colonies - Diane DeBlois & Robert Dalton Harris (read abstract)

1836 Anglo-French Postal Convention (AF1836) - Geoffrey Lewis (read abstract)

11:30 – 1:00 p.m.
break for lunch (on your own)
1:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Symposium Session 2

Lines of Connectivity - John Scott (read abstract)

Behind the Bull’s Eye: Brazilian Postal Reforms in the first half of the Nineteenth Century (1829–1844) - Pérola Castro (read abstract)

Bermuda as the Crossroads of the Atlantic 1615–1877 - Art Groten (read abstract)

Using Postal Data to Measure US Interstate Business Cycle Sensitivity and to Observe Social and Political Mobility in the 19th Century - Michael O’Reilly, Robert Dimand, Terence Hines, Thomas Velk, & Emily Sanders (read abstract)

Postal History Symposium is produced by the American Philatelic Research Library, the American Philatelic Society, and the Smithsonian National Postal Museum.

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