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Good post.I thoroughly enjoyed it and found it interesting reading.

"Absolutely. The Penny Post was the first communications "network," and in time it had an international impact. The Penny Post allowed the Victorians to stay in touch with family and friends. As more countries adopted the stamp and the notions of affordable mail and prepayment--e.g. the US followed in 1847--concern shifted to providing affordable international mail. In 1874, the General Postal Union was founded in Berne, Switzerland, and this organization--which promised an affordable fixed rate of postage for countries in the union and assured that a stamp from the nation of the sender was sufficient postage for the whole of a letter's international route--in turn, made the world smaller and interconnected." --Catherine Golden

Hi Catherine, Do you think the penny post also contributed to ending political isolationism?

Hey Catherine,

What an honor! Congratulations on your new blog! I am proud to be a new owner of Posting It: The Victorian Revolution in Letter Writing (2009).

See you soon, Robyn

HI CATHERINE!!!! am I the first to write on your blog? how exciting..

we will have a great time in DC.

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