Boston Streetcar Mail to Clara Barton
2-cent carmine Washington on cover addressed to Clara Barton. The cover was collected by the Boston Streetcar RPO.
The Boston Circuit RPO ran only at night collecting and sorting mail from suburban post offices. This route, in operation June 8, 1895 to June 30, 1915, carried the heaviest mail volume of any Boston Streetcar RPO. Mail leaving Boston was sorted and pouched for train connections to other cities, especially at South Station.
Clara Barton (1821-1912) founded the National First Aid Association of America after she resigned from the Red Cross in 1904. She died in Glen Echo, Maryland.