Adam, Charles Félix Henry (1829 - 1907)
- 14 May 1829
Port Louis, Mauritius
- 14 November 1907
- Businessman, Original recipient and Politician
Charles Félix Henry Adam belonged to a well-known Franco-Mauritian family. His father, Joachim Henri Adam, had left France for Mauritius in 1817 and set up in Port Louis as a merchant. Henry followed his father into business, before eventually moving into politics. He held numerous directorships, including that of the Commercial Bank (now the Mauritius Commercial Bank).
In 1899 he reportedly found an envelope, addressed to his younger self, bearing an orange-red one penny 'Post Office' stamp. It was one of three so called ball envelopes found, and was postmarked 27 September.
- Dictionary of Mauritian Biography (Dictionnaire de biographie mauricienne), Societe de l'histoire de l'ile Maurice, Port Louis, Mauritius, 1941–81. [ Details... ]
- Macmillan, Allister, Mauritius Illustrated, W. H. & L. Collingridge, London, 1914. [ Details... ]
- Moens, Jean-Baptiste, 'Encore les Post-Office de Maurice', Le Timbre-Poste, no. 441, September 1899, pp. 141-42. [ Details... ]
- 'Encore les Post Office de Maurice', Le Philatéliste Francais, no. 75, May 1900. [ Details... ]
Sources used to compile this entry: Dictionary of Mauritian Biography (Dictionnaire de biographie mauricienne), Societe de l'histoire de l'ile Maurice, Port Louis, Mauritius, 1941–81.
Prepared by: Helen Morgan
Created: 16 March 2006, Last modified: 13 August 2006