George Chetwynd (post office)
George Chetwynd (1824 – 3 December 1882) was the Receiver and Accountant General of the British Post Office. He conceived of the Postal Order in 1874 though it was 1 January 1881 before the first "post office notes" finally went on sale. Chetwynd's scheme was so successful that when the scheme started, around 1.5 million noted were printed by Bradbury Wilkinson but another million had to be printed by the end of 1881.
- The Annual Register: A review of Public Events at Home and Abroad 1882. Rivingtons. 1883. p. 169.
- "A Brief History of the Postal Order". Post Office Limited. Retrieved 4 October 2007.[dead link]
- "Postal Innovations - 4". Victorian Innovation. British Postal Museum and Archive. Retrieved 4 October 2007.[dead link]
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