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I don't know about London to Nottingham in particular, but the fastest mail was transported on dedicated mail coaches. These saw improvements in speed thanks to better roads... The following is from Her Majesty's Mails, William Lewins, (London, 1865), pg 145 Most of the post-roads were macadamized before the year 1820, and it was then that the ...


"Early-to-middle 19s century" is a bad time interval for this question, because it is evident that dramatic changes occured DURING this period, with the introduction of trains. It is not surprising that the speed of delivery depended on the destination. Within (greater) London it was possible to exchange several messages in one day. For delivery times to ...

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