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From: "Evelyn Matthews" <>
Subject: Re: Value of a pound in 1850
Date: Tue, 4 May 1999 18:17:08 +0100
> 1. The number 19 has some special meaning that would be
> known to his relatives and so he's sending some spurious
> message from beyond the grave
> 2. 19 pds and 19 shillings happens to be the dividend of :
> [(amount of money) divided by (number of people
In the old days a pound & a shilling = a Guinea, so that
19 pounds & 19 sillings would have been 19 Guineas.
Nowadays if there was a Guinea it would be equal to
one pound & 5 new pence.
I just checked with my father.
Best Wishes from,
Evelyn MATTHEWS (nee TICKNER)