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The United States Postal Service started a dead letter office in 1825 to deal with undeliverable mail.
Dead letter mail or undeliverable mail is mail that cannot be delivered to the addressee or returned to the sender. This is usually due to lack of compliance with postal regulations, an incomplete address and return address, or the inability to forward the mail when both correspondents move before the letter can be delivered. Largely based on the British model that emerged in the late eighteenth century, many countries developed similar systems for processing undeliverable mail.
source:  Wikipedia




Following is the dead letter list for the week ending March 14,1899:

Mr. Ed Humphrey
O.J. Gwynn
Mr. William Coon
Mr. William Taylor
Mr. Chas P. Young
Dr. H.M. Leslie
W.R. Stewart
Mrs. Sadie McBurnie

Parties calling for any of above will please say advertised.
Source: CUSTER CO. REPUBLICAN
MARCH 16, 1899

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Following is the dead letter list for  March 23, 1899

W. Bass
Fred Hollister
Mr. James A. Bauer, card
William Bennett, card. 

Parties calling will please say advertised.  L.H. Jewett, P.M.

Source:  Custer County Republican
March 23, 1899 edition

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Following is the dead letter list for the week ending April 11:
 

Mr. Thomas Snow
Mrs. Alice Parkerhert
J. Melvin Mullins
Mrs. May Johnson
Joseph Medearis
Mrs. Eva McGinnis
Mrs. Mag. Judd
Alfred Quinn
John B. Johnson
G.W. Guller
S.A. Barstow
Mr. Wm. A. Davis
Mr. C. Cripman
Parties calling for any of above will please say advertised.

Source: April 13, 1899 edition

Custer  County Republican:

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Letter List:
Following is the dead letter list for week ending September 5, 1899

Mrs. Ches Wolf
Mr. White, Road Operator
Mr. Charley Stoops
E.G. Haller, DDS
Mrs. J. Highly
Mr. Albert H. Wise
C.D. Smith
A.L. Johnson
Mr. Will Henry (?)
Mr. H. B. Gibbs
E. Armstrong
Parties calling will please say "advertised", L.H.  Jewett, P.M.

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Letter list:
Following is the dead letter List, for week ending October 31, 1899

Mrs. Mary Wallace
Mr. L.L. Littman
Miss I.E. Owens
Parties calling will please say "advertised"
L.H.  Jewett, P.M.
 [source: November 2, 1899 Edition of Custer County Republican]


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Letter list:
Following is the dead letter List, for week ending November 7, 1899

T.M. Wolvin
Cecie Joy
Miss Lizzie Hadly
M.E. clowan
Elizabeth Lones
Eugene Burnham
Geo W. Donahue
Geo Winn
Jack Hart
John Campbell
Mrs. Bartlett
Mrs. Mary Brower
Myrtle Allison
G.W. Gibson

Parties calling will please say "advertised", L.H.  Jewett, P.M.
 [source: November 9, 1899 Edition of Custer County Republican]

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Letter list:
Following is the dead letter List, for week ending Dec 5. , 1899


Mrs. Fidilia W. Kupiper
Mrs. W. S. Russell (2)
G.W Coen
Miss July Rash
J T Mallalien
Mrs Josie Smith
Fred D Williams
Esq; Miles Walters
Mr Chas. Chapenan
Samual Beebe
Mrs Fraul K Brown
Mr A F Stean (3)

Parties calling for the above please say advertised.,L. H. Jewett, P. M
[source: December 7, 1899 Custer County Republican]

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Chas. Ward
Mr. A. Hill
Mrs. Electa Ferwick
Carlie Backer
Mr. E.I. Andrews
Mr. Willam Nevins
Mr. E.P. Fox
Pitt Carlson
Ira B. Briggie
Miss Mary V. hall

Parties calling for the above please say advertised.,L.H. Jewett, P.M.

[source: January 11, 1900 Custer Co. Republican]

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Jack Houcks
Egbert Vanaistyne
Joseph White
Lewis Schuh
Mrs. Lolo Sesver (?)
Miss Emma Davis
R.A. Hamilton
John Vesick
Claud Marth
Mrs. Nettie Brittian
Mrs. Alice Carter
Bert Carter  2
Parties calling for the above please say advertised.  L.H. Jewett, P.M.

[source: January 25, 1900 Custer Co. Republican]

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Following is the dead letter list for week ending February 6, 1900:

Wm. Barrett
W.N. Pereson
Miss Cornelia Younger
J.C. Honaker
Mrs. Jennie Thompson
Adam Wilga

Parties calling for the above please say advertised.
L.H. Jewett, P.M.

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Following is the dead letter list for week ending May 15, 1900:

Miss Minnie Barton
George A. Henneker
J.W. Houricks
S.L. Griffith
Dr. D. Jones

Parties call for the above please say advertised.
L.H. Jewett, P.M.

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Following is the dead letter list for week ending June 14, 1900
Miss Clara E. Edmunds
Miss Minnie Smith
R. Moody
Miss Lisa Smith
B.P. Axford
Joe Filsinger

Parties call for the above please say advertised.
L.H. Jewett, P.M

(source: Custer Co. Rep., June 14, 1900.)


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