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This website contains biographical and bibliographical information about the Post Office Mauritius stamps and subjects related to them. It is based on my research for the book Blue Mauritius: The Hunt for the World's Most Valuable Stamps.

Adam, Charles Félix Henry (1829 - 1907)

14 May 1829
Port Louis, Mauritius
14 November 1907
Paris, France
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.

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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