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MA14: Maritime Auction

Lord Horatio Nelson, 1st Viscount Nelson (1758-1805) A 12 Line Manuscript Note/Letter in the Hand Of, and Signed

Auction Lot MA14/147

Lord Horatio Nelson, 1st Viscount Nelson (1758-1805) A 12 line manuscript note/letter in the hand of, and signed [ Nelson Bronte] by HORATIO NELSON. Addressed to Mr Lovell, dated Sept. 2nd, 1803. The letter discusses the shipment of a pipe of the best port wine to D Nelson, of Canterbury.

Lord Horatio Nelson, 1st Viscount Nelson (1758-1805) A 12 Line Manuscript Note/Letter in the Hand Of, and Signed (MA14/147) offered in our Maritime Auction starting on 11th June 2014 at our salerooms in Exeter, Devon.

Lot Description

Lord Horatio Nelson, 1st Viscount Nelson (1758-1805) A 12 line manuscript note/letter in the hand of, and signed [ Nelson Bronte] by HORATIO NELSON. Addressed to Mr Lovell, dated Sept. 2nd, 1803. The letter discusses the shipment of a pipe of the best port wine to D Nelson, of Canterbury.

Notes

A difficult letter to decipher as written with Nelson's left hand - Nelson is known in other correspondence to have excused himself for not writing longer letters due to not being naturally left handed. Nelson lost his right arm at the Battle of Santa Cruz de Tenerife in 1797.in the letter Nelson says, to be bottled off in London unless you think it will be better done at Merton. Nelson bought Merton Place a country estate in Surrey in 1802, where he lived with Lady Emma Hamilton. He was appointed commander-in-chief of the Mediterranean fleet and given command of the HMS Victory - he joined the blockade of Toulon in July 1803, and spent most of the next year and half enforcing the blockade - this letter is from this later period of his career/life. The D Nelson referred to in the letter is possibly Horatio's older brother William Nelson (1757-1835) Prebendary of Canterbury 1803-1835.

Estimate

£5,000 - £7,000

Department

Maritime and Sporting

Fine Art Category

Maritime Collectables

Sale Information

MA14: Maritime Auction
Wednesday, 11th June 2014
Okehampton Street, Exeter

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