Entire letter canc. "ΣΥΡΑ*8.ΣΕΠΤΕ.1838" to Oxford. Oval cachet in red "PAQUEBOTS DE LA MEDITERRANEE" and disinfection cachet "PURIFIE AU LAZARET/MALTE", the usual route of the French steamers at that time, via "PARIS*5.OCT.38", arr. "LONDON*8.OCT.1838". Boxed "BRITISH/FOREIGN". Paid fees marked on reverse while postage to be collected on front. Disinfection slits.