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Nelson (Horatio, Lord), autographed letter signed ‘Horatio Nelson’, to his uncle, William Suckling, dated aboard H.M.S. ‘Agamemnon off Bastia March 18th 1794’, in which he vents his frustration at the Army’s reluctance to pursue active operations against one of Corsica’s main fortresses at Bastia
Among other observations:
‘We are still blocking up Bastia the attack of which has been given up in a most extraordinary manner. W...
Nelson (Horatio, Lord), an emotive autograph letter signed, one of the first written by him following the amputation of his right arm, to John Palmer, M.P., regarding the latter’s son, Captain Edmund Palmer, R.N., dated at ‘Bath, Sept. 4th 1797’
I left Lord St. Vincent perfectly well 15 days ago, and he begged me to assure you that the moment your son has served his time that he will instantly promote him.
‘To Him who made me and may His blessing light upon my endeavours for serving my Country faithfully. To Him I resign myself and the just cause which is entrusted me to defend. Amen, amen, amen.’
From the prayer written by Nelson on the morning of the Battle of Trafalgar, evidence of his faith and reliance on Providence.
Nelson (Horatio, Lord), a highly evocative autograph note, unsigned, to the incumbent of St. George’s Church, Hano...
Nelson (Horatio, Lord), a firm autograph letter signed ‘Nelson’, to his wife Frances, dated at ‘Palermo, Apl. 10th 1799’, making excuses for the infrequency of his letters and insisting she does not journey from England to join him - Emma Hamilton having caught the ‘Wandering Sailor’s’ eye
‘My Dear Fanny
Yesterday brought me your letters of Decr. they had been stopped in Italy and now come by way of Venice ... You must not...
Sold for £8,000
Nelson (Horatio, Lord), autograph letter signed, to Nathaniel Sparhawk of Exeter, dated aboard H.M.S. ‘San Josef Torbay Febry 2nd 1801’, shortly before his departure to the Baltic and further laurels won at Copenhagen
It has not been in my power till my arrival here to acknowledge the favor of your very handsome and flattering letter of the 17th of January. I can only say that my endeavours shall not be wanting to be useful to...
Nelson (Horatio, Lord), a brief and most poignant autograph letter signed, regarding his father’s death, to Alexander Davison, dated at ‘Merton April 27th 1802’
‘My Dear Davison
My Poor Dear Father is no more, God bless you
Nelson & Bronte’
Also subscribed by Emma Hamilton in characteristically breathless fashion:
‘Lord Nelson wishes your friend the Chancellor to give Commyn [sic] of his Fathers Livings could you no...
This collection was sold on 24 November 2015.
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