Robert Hoge writes:
A friend sent me this interesting piece of information, which I thought E-Sylum readers might like to see too.
Thanks. Coins from the wreck of the 1715 Fleet are available in the marketplace. -Editor
Recently we were contacted by Mr. Mark E. Mitchell who is a major dealer/appraiser of original historic newspapers who reported that
he had found original issues of The Post Boy from London, England reporting on the loss of the 1715 Fleet. Mr. Mitchell was kind enough
to send us several scans of the newspapers. Mr. Mitchell stated “these scarce newspapers are the closest any of us who are interested in
this event can ever approach – one of the only ways we can “relive” what happened and the salvage efforts.” The documents forwarded to us
by Mr. Mitchell are from Thursday, November 17 to Saturday, November 19 and from Tuesday, December 6 to Thursday, December 8, 1715.
We would like to thank Mr. Mitchell for sending us this fascinating archival information.
To read the complete article, see:
DATELINE: London, England –
Old Newspaper Reporting 1715 Disaster Found
Wayne Homren, Editor
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