Published 4th June 2014
Perhaps the most interesting is a short note in Nelson's own hand writing (MA14/147) to a Mr Lovell on September 3rd 1803, discussing the shipment of a pipe of best port wine to Canterbury.
A hand written letter by Lord Horatio Nelson 1st Viscount Nelson.
Nelson's handwriting and signature of this period are very distintice, due to him having to adapt to using his left hand after loosing his arm at the Battle of Santa Cruz de Tenerife in 1797. Nelson's difficulty with writing often meant his correspondances had apologies for not being longer. This short note asking the shipment of port to be sent to a D Nelson of Canterbury could refer to Nelson's older brother William Nelson, who was Prebendary of Canterbury 1803-1805.