[mailhist-discuss] Fwd: Spam was an "intolerable nuisance" in 1864
dhc at dcrocker.net
Thu May 24 07:23:33 PDT 2012
just to get this into the emailhistory.org mail archive...
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Subject: Spam was an "intolerable nuisance" in 1864
Date: Thu, 24 May 2012 11:43:07 +0100
From: Tony Finch <dot at dotat.at>
To: spam at zorch.sf-bay.org
Letter to The Times published 1st June 1864:
On my arrival home late yesterday evening a “telegram,” by “London
District Telegraph,” addressed in full to me, was put into my hands.
It was as follows :–
“Messrs. Gabriel, dentists, 27, Harley-street, Cavendish-square.
Until October Messrs. Gabriel’s professional attendance at 27,
Harley-street, will be 10 till 5.”
I have never had any dealings with Messrs. Gabriel, and beg to ask
by what right do they disturb me by a telegram which is evidently
simply the medium of advertisement? A word from you would, I feel
sure, put a stop to this intolerable nuisance. I enclose the
telegram, and am,
Your faithful servant,
Upper Grosvenor-street, May 30.
f.anthony.n.finch <dot at dotat.at> http://dotat.at/
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