1785/86: Consignees' letters from Marseille to Agde or Cette

  • These wine letters were heavily disinfected with a liquid, probably vinegar.

    Was this a private treatment by the recipient or were these letters disinfected at the quarantine stations of Marseille, Agde or Cette?


  • The new book of Guy illustrates a similar privately carried letter (Marseille to Agde) on page 407. According to the book the treatment (strongly disinfection by dipping in vinegar, without slits) was done on arrival in Agde.