Friday, November 26, 2004

1854 English passport - Sophie Anne Noble

1854 English passport. Number 9603, it was issued to Miss Sophie Anne Noble (British subject) by George William Frederick, Earl of Clarendon.

Leather cover is embossed with the name of the person but has suffered some damage. Inside, the passport opens out to 15” x 9” and has the earl’s signature and various Foreign Office stamps.

On the reverse is a red wax seal and endorsement showing Miss Noble visited Austria – via Dresden 1856. There’s also a police stamp for Breslau dated 1855