THE NEW JERSEY POSTAL HISTORY SOCIETY was established in 1972, to study and explore the many aspects of New Jersey postal history.

 

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November 2017 Issue of the NJPH Journal

A Cover & Letter from Henry C. Kelsey - Leader of the Kelsey Ring

By Andy Kupersmit

 

 

This cover and accompanying original enclosures are full of clues to an earlier time and place, as a little research will show. The enclosures are a four-page letter on official government stationery and a fifth page hastily written and included in the envelope, all in the hand of Henry C. Kelsey, leader of the Kelsey Ring. The Kelsey Ring ran state Democratic politics for the final three decades of the 19th Century. The Ring chose the party’s candidates for governor, U.S. Senate

and a host of lesser offices, and wrote the party platforms. Read more.....

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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