This record served as an envelope around a letter, addressed to John Fraser Company, Hampstead, Middlesex [England]. The name Clarence is underlined next to the address. The Duke of Clarence later became King William IV of England, when Lord Palmerston was the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs in the United Kingdom government. This record is part of a collection relating to Lord Palmerston (1784-1865), after whom Palmerston North was named. The donor of the Lord Palmerston collection, F C Holland of England (who was interested in philately and postal history) donated items relating to Lord Palmerton during the 1970s, after visiting Palmerston North.